In Summary
  • In a statement released by the 2020 organisers, Domingo made no mention of the allegations, which he denies.

TOKYO

Scandal-hit opera star Placido Domingo, who is facing multiple sexual harassment accusations, announced Friday he would withdraw from a cultural event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, citing the project's "complexity".

In a statement released by the 2020 organisers, Domingo made no mention of the allegations, which he denies.

"After thoughtful consideration I have made the decision not to participate in the Kabuki-Opera event due to the complexity of the project," he said.

He saluted the performance planned for April 2020 as "a wonderful cultural initiative" that would "unite the two cultures on the same stage, in perfect harmony with the Olympic spirit".

CONSULTATION

The organisers said the decision was made by Domingo "after thoughtful consideration" and "mutual consultation".

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