L.A. Opera Hires Former U.S. Attorney to Oversee Placido Domingo Investigation

Aug 21, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The Los Angeles Opera on Tuesday commented on its probe into allegations of sexual harassment against opera icon Placido Domingo, saying it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation,” the AP reports.

Domingo is the general director of the opera company.

“In a brief statement Tuesday, the opera company said it has hired Debra Wong Yang from the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to lead the investigation,” the AP reports. “LA Opera did not respond to questions about how the investigation would be carried out and its expected duration.”

The AP adds: “Yang is a former U.S. attorney and Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who is chair of her firm’s Crisis Management Practice Group, according to the firm’s website. She has been involved in several high-profile cases and was hired by USC in 2017 to investigate the conduct of a former medical school dean.”

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