A former director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has been accused of sexually abusing a teenager in the 1980s and suspended from his duties with the Metropolitan Opera.
The New York Post reports James Levine is being investigated after allegations were made about sexual misconduct.
In a report filed with the Lake Forest Police Department, he's accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy for years during the 80's while he was a guest conductor at a music festival in Chicago.
The 74-year-old conductor now heads the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He was suspended Sunday.
Our statement on James Levine: pic.twitter.com/9iJOY24ysc— Metropolitan Opera (@MetOpera) December 4, 2017
He was the music director of the Boston Symphony for seven years.
The Boston Symphony says it conducted a "personal and professional review of all aspects of James Levine’s candidacy" before making him music director in 2004, and that during his tenure its management was never approached in connection with inappropriate behavior on his part.— Michael Cooper (@coopnytimes) December 3, 2017
Levine has not commented on the accusations.
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