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Placido Domingo gets standing ovation at first show since sex-harass claims


Added 08-25-19 05:18:01pm EST - “Opera legend Placido Domingo was greeted with a standing ovation in Austria on Sunday, his first gig since nine women accused him of sexual harassment dating back three decades. The 78-year-old bar?” - Nypost.com

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Opera legend Placido Domingo was greeted with a standing ovation in Austria on Sunday, his first gig since nine women accused him of sexual harassment dating back three decades.

The 78-year-old baritone hadn’t hit a single note when the audience at the Salzburg Fesitval got on its feet and gave him a rousing show of support prior to a performance of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller.”

“Wonderful public, good performance all,” the Spanish-born singer said as he signed autographs after the show. “I mean so much love from the public.”

The rousing response comes two weeks after the multiple Grammy-winner was accused of years of sexual harassment that one victim called “an open secret.”

Three of the women claimed Domingo, who has been married since 1962, forced wet kisses on them in a dressing room, hotel room and at a lunch meeting, and another said he stuck his hand down her skirt.

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