CNN has not been able to independently corroborate the allegations and has reached out to the Los Angeles Opera for comment. The AP report does not say whether any of the women reported their allegations to their employers or authorities.
Domingo, 78, is regarded as one of the greatest opera singers of all time. He’s won 14 Grammy and Latin Grammy Awards and performed with fellow tenors Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras as part of the Three Tenors.
“People who know me or who have worked with me know that I am not someone who would intentionally harm, offend, or embarrass anyone,” Domingo’s statement continued. “However, I recognize that the rules and standards by which we are — and should be — measured against today are very different than they were in the past. I am blessed and privileged to have had a more than 50-year career in opera and will hold myself to the highest standards.”