Plácido Domingo has apologized for “influencing hurt” to a few ladies who have blamed him for inappropriate behavior.
The drama star surrendered as senior supervisor of the Los Angeles Opera after a few claims were made.
An aggregate of 20 ladies have now blamed Domingo for badgering and unseemly conduct. He denies all the cases.
“I regard that these ladies at long last felt agreeable enough to stand up,” Domingo said in an announcement gave to the Los Angeles Times.
“I need them to realize that I am genuinely upset for the hurt that I caused them,”
He included: “I acknowledge full duty regarding my activities, and I have developed from this experience.”
His announcement was given after an examination concerning Domingo by a US association which speaks to drama entertainers.
The examination discovered Domingo had “occupied with inappropriate action, extending from tease to lewd gestures, in and outside of the work environment”.
The allegations, which return the extent that the 1980s, were first revealed in August by the Associated Press.
It said Domingo had every now and again constrained ladies into sexual connections, and now and then expertly rebuffed the individuals who dismissed him.
In his announcement, Domingo said he had “required some serious energy in the course of the most recent a while to think about the claims that different associates of mine have made against me.
“I see since certain ladies may have dreaded communicating sincerely due to a worry that their vocations would be antagonistically influenced in the event that they did as such. While that was never my goal, nobody ought to ever be caused to feel that way.”
In the mean time, London’s Royal Opera House says Domingo will at present perform there as booked this mid year.
He is featuring in Don Carlo from 29 June until 19 July.
Domingo, who is 79, is probably the greatest star, instructing sell-out crowds far and wide.
He has been hitched to his subsequent spouse, the soprano Marta Ornelas, since 1962.