Metropolitan Opera suspends conductor amid sexual misconduct probe

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The Metropolitan Opera in New York City announced on Sunday it would be suspending ties to conductor James Levine, citing a probe into sexual assault accusations against him. 

{mosads}The Met said in a statement that Levine would not be taking part in any upcoming Met activities, including scheduled performances at the Met this season, over the allegations, which span the 1960s through the 1980s.

“While we await the results of the investigation, based on these new news reports, the Met has made the decision to act now,” Met General Manager Peter Gelb said. 



The statement comes after The New York Post reported that Levine had molested a teenage male for multiple years, while The New York Times reported two similar accusations against the conductor.

Met officials said Levine has denied the allegation, according to The New York Times.  

The report comes as women and men across the country have come forward to accuse influential men in various industries of sexual misconduct. 

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