Marta Sanchez defends Placido Domingo against accusations of abuse
Marta Sanchez The Spanish singer-songwriter gave her own opinion about her friend’s situation Placido Domingo. The artist began her artistic career in 1986 when she was part of the “Olé Olé” group, achieving great success in Spain and abroad. Years later, Spanish debuted in 1993 with the album “Mujer” whose debut single “Desesperada” won awards and sold over 1,500,000 copies worldwide.
for his part Placido Domingo He is a Spanish singer, conductor, producer and composer known worldwide as the general manager of the “Washington National Opera” and “Los Angeles Opera”. With baritone and tenor records, he was part of the trio Los tres tenores, along with fellow Spaniard José Carreras and Italian Luciano Pavarotti.
While it was a profession Sunday He was full of success and recognition, recently the singer has not had his best moments due to the strong accusations of harassment against him. It all began in August 2019 when the Associated Press published the testimonies of nine women, eight of whom are singers and a dancer, one of whom appeared in public. And they denounced that when they started in the profession they were victims of sexual harassment by them Sunday who encouraged them to have sexual relations, and if they refused, they would not receive labor services from the singer. According to this post, the behavior of calm It was known to all, and the young women were left to fend for themselves while officials ignored the situation.
while in a statement Placido Domingo He stated that the accusations were “inaccurate”, saying: “All my dealings and relations have always been welcome and consensual.” Because of the uproar, some of the singer’s concerts in places such as Philadelphia and San Francisco were canceled. unexpectedly in february 2020, Sunday He apologized to the women he allegedly molested, taking responsibility for the reported actions. The request for pardon came after an investigation by the Opera Artists Guild of America concluded that the singer had actually perpetrated the harassment by abusing his position of power.
Many artists such as Paloma San Basilio and Ainhua Arteta have come out in defense of the singer, dismissing these accusations as bastards and highlighting the always professional, friendly and generous attitude. But this time it was Marta Sanchez who decided to raise his voice in favor of Placido Domingo. around it Sanchez He stated, “I am not judging him for what he has done or has stopped doing in his life, I simply believe that it is not true, that there has been no formal complaint and there has been no judgment, if she is a woman accusing someone of doing something very serious, you have to be aware by your actions and to show what you say.” He added to this: “I respect him very much as an artist, and I think it is a shame that in Spain we are getting rid of the people who carried the Spanish flag around the world with such dignity and with such professionalism, and I find it a shame that four moody people could take One person to this limit.”