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Jennifer Lopez explains why wedding plans with A-Rod are on hold for a while

Jennifer Lopez revealed that she and fiance Alex Rodriguez are putting their wedding plans on the back burner for now.

The 50-year-old actress got engaged to the former MLB star in March and they’ve been even more inseparable ever since. However, when it comes to planning the big day, JLo explained the power couple is too busy to make any real headway.

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“I have a movie I’m shooting in October [‘Marry Me’ with Owen Wilson and Sarah Silverman] and the movie has an album that goes with it, so I’m just a little bit busy right now, and until October, he has the World Series in baseball. We’re going to have to pick a day, pick a time and block it out, but we’re definitely talking about it,” she explained to the Evening Standard Magazine.

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez at the 2019 CFDA Fashion Awards on June 3, 2019 in New York City.  (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

The “Hustlers” actress made it clear that, although they’re moving at a slow pace when it comes to wedding planning, marriage is something that’s very important to her and A-Rod.

“Everyone wants somebody to grow old with. At the end of the day, how much work can you do, how much money can you make, and what does it all matter? It doesn’t, really,” she concluded.

The couple announced their engagement in March after a trip to the Bahamas.

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“She said yes,” Rodriguez captioned a photo of JLo’s hand with the massive rock at the time.

One month prior to the proposal announcement, the couple celebrated their two-year anniversary. The former Seattle Mariner, Texas Ranger and New York Yankee shared a heartfelt message to his now-fiancee.

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“Only 730 days, which have flown by, but it feels like we have been together forever. We are meant to be, and how much you mean to me cannot be put into words,” he wrote at the time.

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Why ‘SIM Swapping’ Is a Growing Security Nightmare

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SAN FRANCISCO — When hackers took over the Twitter account of Twitter’s chief executive, Jack Dorsey, last week, they used an increasingly common and hard-to-stop technique that can give them complete access to a wide array of the most sensitive digital accounts, including social media, email and financial accounts.

Called SIM swapping, it allows hackers to take control of a victim’s phone number. In recent months, SIM swapping has been used to hijack the online personas of politicians, celebrities and notables like Mr. Dorsey, to steal money all over the world and to simply harass regular people.

Victims, no matter how prominent or technically sophisticated, have been unable to protect themselves, even after they have been hit again and again.

“I’ve been looking at the criminal underground for a long time, and SIM swapping bothers me more than anything I’ve seen,” said Allison Nixon, the director of research at the security firm Flashpoint. “It requires no skill, and there is literally nothing the average person can do to stop it.”

Criminals have learned how to persuade mobile phone providers like T-Mobile and AT&T to switch a phone number to a new device that is under their control.

The number is switched from a tiny plastic SIM card, or subscriber identity module, in the target’s phone to a SIM card in another device.

Sometimes hackers get phone numbers by calling a customer help line for a phone carrier and pretending to be the intended victim. In other recent incidents, hacking crews have paid off phone company employees to do the switches for them, often for as little as $100 for each phone number.

Once the hackers have control of the phone number, they ask companies like Twitter and Google to send a temporary login code, via text message, to the victim’s phone. Most major online services are willing to send those messages to help users who have lost their passwords.

But the temporary code is sent to the hackers.

Phone companies have been aware of the problem for years, but the only routine solution they have come up with is offering PIN codes that a phone owner must provide in order to switch devices. Even this measure has proved ineffective. Hackers can get the codes by bribing phone company employees.

“It just doesn’t seem like the AT&Ts of the world are really doing anything to make it more difficult,” said Erin West, a deputy district attorney in California’s Santa Clara County and a member of a law enforcement task force focusing on the problem. “I live in fear that I will get SIM-swapped because it’s not that difficult.”

No American authorities are keeping statistics on the frequency of the attacks. But Ms. West and others who are tracking cases said they had become more frequent over the last year.

“Account takeover fraud is an industrywide problem,” said Paula Jacinto, a spokeswoman for T-Mobile. “We use a number of safeguards to help protect against this crime and offer customers a variety of options to help them protect their own information.”

It is difficult to ascertain how many mobile phone users have been hit by a SIM swap. But people around the world, from Kenya to Hollywood, have complained about it.

In recent weeks, the most prominent targets have been celebrities like Mr. Dorsey, the actress Jessica Alba, and online personalities like Shane Dawson and Amanda Cerny (her second time). The hackers used the accounts to post offensive messages to millions of followers. They also gained access to private communications.

Matthew Smith, who owns an internet-focused design studio in South Carolina, has been hit by SIM swappers four times — three times this year alone. Hackers had long wanted his Instagram handle, @whale. That made him a target.

Every time the attackers have gained access to his social media and email accounts, Mr. Smith’s phone provider, T-Mobile, has assured him that it has put additional measures in place to protect his account. While he has managed to get back his social media accounts, he has not regained access to two Google email accounts that held years of communications.

In the most recent incidents this summer, after the attackers got into a new email address, they contacted Mr. Smith, his family and his friends to threaten him and his children with information from his accounts.

“It feels sickening,” Mr. Smith said. “It feels like everything you own, and you thought was safe and yours — that someone is playing with that like it is a toy.”

T-Mobile said it would not comment on specific customers.

Victims have complained that after the attacks, they have struggled to get help from their phone companies, or to even get someone on the line at a phone company who understood the problem.

When the recording artist King Bach lost and then regained control of his phone number in late August, he posted an angry video on Twitter in which he said he had spent hours on the phone with AT&T.

“The customer service is trash,” he said. “I couldn’t get no help.”

AT&T did not respond to numerous requests for comment.

SIM swapping became popular in the hacking community years ago. Attackers were mostly interested in taking control of rare or iconic social media account names, like a Twitter or Instagram account with just one name.

But hackers soon realized they could gain access to more than social media accounts.

In 2016, SIM-swapping gangs started targeting cryptocurrency holders. Unlike traditional bank transactions, once virtual currency is moved to a new address, the transaction cannot be reversed. American bank accounts have been less vulnerable to SIM swapping because banks will generally reverse any criminal transactions.

Over the last year, law enforcement officials have arrested some of the gangs stealing cryptocurrency. For the first time, a hacker was sent to jail and is serving a 10-year sentence.

The number of online crews focused on SIM swapping has been growing, researchers said, as has the range of victims and the type of accounts.

In Africa, gangs have used SIM swapping to target financial accounts tied to mobile phone providers, like the popular MPesa service in Kenya. South African officials said there were over 11,000 incidents there last year, triple that of the year before.

Security experts have recommended that companies stop using phone numbers to help customers recover accounts.

“This is a technology problem because we are using a very old technology that is not designed to be secure to send secure codes,” said Fabio Assolini, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, who lost his own phone number in a SIM-swapping attack last year.

Twitter said on Wednesday that it would stop allowing some users to post updates via text message, which made Twitter access particularly easy for SIM swappers. But that will not stop hackers who use the SIM swap to log in to a victim’s Twitter account. (Twitter said it was working to improve this.)

Security experts are worried that hackers could step up their attacks and use the method to go after even higher-value targets. The phones and social media applications of several Brazilian politicians have recently been compromised.

“SIM swapping is proliferating, and it is going to keep proliferating until companies deal with this,” Ms. Nixon said. “This is a known issue at this point. There is not really any excuse.”

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Ariana Grande’s Brother Walks Back Claim About Her Dating Life: ‘She Is Very Much Single’

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Ariana Grande is “very much single,” according to her brother, Frankie Grande, who walked back his comments earlier this week indicating that his sister had embarked on a new relationship.

Rumors that the pop star has bid “thank u, next” to the single life and moved on with Social House frontman Mikey Foster have swirled for weeks, ever since their summer bop “Boyfriend” arrived in August and they turned the music video into a bathroom make out session.

Despite seemingly confirming that he’d recently gone on a double date with the pair, Grande has now clarified his sister’s relationship status.

In a statement to Us Weekly he added that the two are “not in an official relationship” and that his comments were not to be taken literally.

“I referred to it as a double-date when we had plans with them, without realizing what the term insinuated about THEIR relationship outside of my own,” the elder Grande continued.

After the video dropped, Grande and Foster, part of the Pittsburgh-based pop duo that helped craft a slew of songs off her most recent album, have been  seen packing on the PDA in public, holding hands and sitting next to each other at various outings.

The two are also currently traveling together, with Social House opening up for the singer on her world tour, which just kicked off its European leg in September.

Foster shared a sweet tribute to Grande on her birthday in June, sending fans into detective mode to determine whether they were more than friends.

“Ur one of the most incredible people the universe has to offer. I hope this year offers u nothing but the joy u deserve. Love u. happy birthday 💙,” he captioned photo of Grande as a baby.

Reps for Grande did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment.

Grande has not been linked to anyone besides Foster since splitting from fiancé Pete Davidson last fall, which she described as “highly unrealistic” and an “amazing distraction” from her heartbreak over her breakup with the late rapper Mac Miller.

Davidson has also moved on with a rumored new love interest, Margaret Qualley, after a short-lived fling with actress Kate Beckinsale.

This story has been updated throughout to incorporate Frankie Grande’s new comments.

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Michigan State fined $4.5M for failing to respond to Larry Nassar sexual assault complaints

The U.S. Education Department is fining Michigan State University a record $4.5 million and demanding sweeping changes after determining that it failed to respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at the school who also worked at USA Gymnastics.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the penalty Thursday after the school settled with the department to resolve two investigations. DeVos said that Nassar’s actions were “disgusting and unimaginable” but that so too was the university’s response.

“Too many people in power knew about the behaviors and the complaints and yet the predators continued on the payroll and abused even more students,” DeVos said in a call with reporters. “This must not happen again there or anywhere else.”

The fine is the largest levied under the Clery Act, a federal law that requires colleges to collect data on campus crime and notify students of threats. The previous largest fine, $2.4 million, was imposed in 2016 against Pennsylvania State University over its handling of sexual misconduct involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

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Nassar has been sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting athletes, mostly female gymnasts, at Michigan State and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. Former Olympians said he also molested them in Texas and overseas while he worked for USA Gymnastics. (Getty)

The department’s investigation concluded that Michigan State violated several key parts of the Clery Act along with Title IX, a federal law forbidding discrimination based on gender in education.

Michigan State did not immediately provide comment.

A department investigation found that Michigan State violated the Clery Act by failing to disclose crime statistics, failing to issue campus warnings about security threats and failing to establish a system to collect crime statistics. As a remedy, the school says it will hire a “Clery compliance officer” and create measures to protect athletes and children who participate in youth programs on campus.

A separate Title IX investigation found that Michigan State failed to respond to reports of sexual misconduct against Nassar and his supervisor William Strampel, failed to take interim measures to protect students while complaints against both men were pending, and failed to take steps to end any harassment and prevent it from recurring.

51 VICTIMS OF LARRY’S NASSAR’S SEXUAL ASSAULT SUE USOC OVER ABUSE CLAIMS

As part of its settlement agreement with the department, Michigan State says it will make “substantial” changes to its Title IX procedures and will provide a process to help victims of Nassar, including offering counseling services, grade changes, tuition reimbursement or the opportunity to retake classes at no cost.

The school is also being ordered to “consider appropriate sanctions” against current and former employees who failed to take action after being notified of sexual misconduct by Nassar and Strampel.

Kenneth Marcus, the department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, said the agreement represents an “extensive and robust” resolution. Unlike most Title IX investigations, which are usually triggered by complaints submitted to the department, Marcus’ office launched an investigation into Michigan State in 2018 based on the severity of the allegations, he said.

“This message should be heard loudly and clearly by all universities so that the tragedy at Michigan State University is not repeated elsewhere,” Marcus said.

Nassar has been sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting athletes, mostly female gymnasts, at Michigan State and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. Former Olympians said he also molested them in Texas and overseas while he worked for USA Gymnastics.

MSU last year agreed to a $500 million deal with Nassar’s accusers. Most of the money, $425 million, was for 333 people, mostly women and girls, who had already sued. MSU so far has settled with 72 people in the second wave of litigation, but dozens remain.

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Strampel last month was sentenced to a year in jail for neglect of duty and misconduct in office. He was accused of failing to monitor Nassar and using his job as a medical school dean to sexually harass students.

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Michigan State fined $4.5M for failing to respond to Larry Nassar sexual assault complaints

The U.S. Education Department is fining Michigan State University a record $4.5 million and demanding sweeping changes after determining that it failed to respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor at the school who also worked at USA Gymnastics.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the penalty Thursday after the school settled with the department to resolve two investigations. DeVos said that Nassar’s actions were “disgusting and unimaginable” but that so too was the university’s response.

“Too many people in power knew about the behaviors and the complaints and yet the predators continued on the payroll and abused even more students,” DeVos said in a call with reporters. “This must not happen again there or anywhere else.”

The fine is the largest levied under the Clery Act, a federal law that requires colleges to collect data on campus crime and notify students of threats. The previous largest fine, $2.4 million, was imposed in 2016 against Pennsylvania State University over its handling of sexual misconduct involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

SURVIVORS OF LARRY NASSAR’S SEXUAL ABUSE SPEAK OUT IN NEW DOC ON GYMNASTICS SCANDAL

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Nassar has been sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting athletes, mostly female gymnasts, at Michigan State and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. Former Olympians said he also molested them in Texas and overseas while he worked for USA Gymnastics. (Getty)

The department’s investigation concluded that Michigan State violated several key parts of the Clery Act along with Title IX, a federal law forbidding discrimination based on gender in education.

Michigan State did not immediately provide comment.

A department investigation found that Michigan State violated the Clery Act by failing to disclose crime statistics, failing to issue campus warnings about security threats and failing to establish a system to collect crime statistics. As a remedy, the school says it will hire a “Clery compliance officer” and create measures to protect athletes and children who participate in youth programs on campus.

A separate Title IX investigation found that Michigan State failed to respond to reports of sexual misconduct against Nassar and his supervisor William Strampel, failed to take interim measures to protect students while complaints against both men were pending, and failed to take steps to end any harassment and prevent it from recurring.

51 VICTIMS OF LARRY’S NASSAR’S SEXUAL ASSAULT SUE USOC OVER ABUSE CLAIMS

As part of its settlement agreement with the department, Michigan State says it will make “substantial” changes to its Title IX procedures and will provide a process to help victims of Nassar, including offering counseling services, grade changes, tuition reimbursement or the opportunity to retake classes at no cost.

The school is also being ordered to “consider appropriate sanctions” against current and former employees who failed to take action after being notified of sexual misconduct by Nassar and Strampel.

Kenneth Marcus, the department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, said the agreement represents an “extensive and robust” resolution. Unlike most Title IX investigations, which are usually triggered by complaints submitted to the department, Marcus’ office launched an investigation into Michigan State in 2018 based on the severity of the allegations, he said.

“This message should be heard loudly and clearly by all universities so that the tragedy at Michigan State University is not repeated elsewhere,” Marcus said.

Nassar has been sentenced to decades in prison for sexually assaulting athletes, mostly female gymnasts, at Michigan State and a Lansing-area gymnastics club. Former Olympians said he also molested them in Texas and overseas while he worked for USA Gymnastics.

MSU last year agreed to a $500 million deal with Nassar’s accusers. Most of the money, $425 million, was for 333 people, mostly women and girls, who had already sued. MSU so far has settled with 72 people in the second wave of litigation, but dozens remain.

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Strampel last month was sentenced to a year in jail for neglect of duty and misconduct in office. He was accused of failing to monitor Nassar and using his job as a medical school dean to sexually harass students.

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Northam Urges Virginians to Finalize Preparations for Hurricane Dorian Impacts

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Residents of coastal Virginia should know their local flood risks and what actions are most appropriate for them to take in advance of Hurricane Dorian, including whether they should move to higher ground within their community. Citizens should listen to local officials for any additional instructions and recommendations. For flood preparedness information and resources visit VAemergency.gov/floods.

For those Virginians who depend on electricity for medical equipment and charging of communication devices, ensure all batteries are fully charged throughout the day and purchase extra batteries or alternative charging devices before the storm.

Residents in the region should purchase any final emergency supplies they need to sustain their family during and after the storm by this evening. For a recommended list of supplies visit VAemergency.gov/supply-kit.

Follow your local government officials on social media and listen to local media, TV, or radio for frequent updates.

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Michigan State to pay record $4.5 million fine in Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal

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Before Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years, the prosecutor said if it weren’t for the investigative reporting of the Indianapolis Star, Nassar would still be abusing gymnasts. Those reporters now share how they gave a voice to the victims. USA TODAY

DETROIT – Michigan State University will pay a record $4.5 million fine for its poor handling of the Larry Nassar case, the federal education department announced Thursday.

“What happened at MSU was abhorrent. …. so was the university’s response to their crimes,” U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said in announcing the findings, referring to Nassar and his boss, former osteopathic college Dean William Strampel.

In immediate fallout from the report, MSU Provost June Youatt resigned from the university, sources told the Free Press. Youatt, the No. 2 person at the university responsible for the academic side of the institution, was specifically called out in the report for failing to take action in the Strampel case.

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This is the second time in less than five years that the federal government has found major violations of Title IX at MSU. In 2015, before Nassar was publicly known, the Office of Civil Rights said MSU did not act promptly to handle two reports of sexual assault. The office also found the university did not have proper procedures and policies in place to handle sexual assault reports, which created a sexually hostile environment on campus.

In addition, the school must hire an outside law firm to review all sex assault case decisions made by the school’s Title IX office and issue a report to the federal government. MSU’s board and president must also receive a regular report of all cases and decisions.

MSU also must conduct a sweeping investigation into who knew what and didn’t act on both the Nassar case and his boss, Strampel, who was recently convicted of criminal charges.

That includes former MSU President Lou Anna Simon, who is currently facing criminal charges of lying to police in the Nassar investigation; Provost Youatt, who knew for years of sexual harassment claims by Strampel and cleared him; along with the associate vice president for academic human resources, employees of the Office of the General Counsel, and the former head coach of the women’s gymnastics team.

“Because it failed to promptly and equitably respond to reports and grievances alleging sexual harassment perpetrated by Employee X (Larry Nassar) and the Dean (William Strampel) and failed to take appropriate actions reasonably calculated to end the harassment, eliminate the hostile environment, and prevent the harassment from recurring,” the Office of Civil Rights finding says.

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Over and over in the 54-page finding, the OCR found MSU knew about issues with Nassar and Strampel and brushed them aside. The outcome of that burying of problems was to create an environment where female students knew they would not be believed, the report says.

For example, in the section in Strampel, the OCR writes: “The university’s inaction in response to so many complaints … over so many years very likely perpetuated the belief expressed by many that they had no choice but to tolerate the dean’s behavior because the university would not take any effective measures reasonably calculated to end it.”

Nassar was a doctor at MSU, along with the team doctor for USA Gymnastics. He was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison on child pornography charges. He also faces a 40- to 175-year sentence issued in Ingham County and a 40- to 125-year sentence from Eaton County for sexual assaults. Those sentences will not begin until he finishes the federal sentence.

Strampel was sentenced to a year in jail in June, after jurors found he used his power as dean of MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine to proposition and control female medical students. 

The jury also determined there was enough evidence to support prosecutors’ argument that Strampel displayed “complete indifference” about whether Nassar was following protocols meant to decrease risk for the university following a complaint of sexual assault in 2014. 

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MSU settled lawsuits by more than 300 Nassar survivors with a payment of $500 million. However, other lawsuits are pending from more than 100 Nassar survivors. 

Late last month, MSU said in legal filings it shouldn’t be held legally responsible for Nassar.

“Although Nassar’s actions were repugnant and merit the heavy criminal penalties imposed upon him, the law does not support Plaintiffs’ attempts to hold the MSU Defendants liable for his wrongs,” the university said in a court filing of more than 100 pages, backed by nearly 900 pages of exhibits.

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Report: 11 More Women Accuse Plácido Domingo Of Sexual Misconduct

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Opera star Placido Domingo, 78, rehearsing onstage in Orange, France in July.

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The Associated Press reported Thursday that 11 more women have accused opera megastar Plácido Domingo of sexually harassing them in the opera theaters that are their workplaces. In total, 20 women have now accused Domingo of misconduct in allegations made via the AP.

A spokesperson for Domingo disputed the report and accused the AP of waging an “inaccurate” and “unethical” campaign against Domingo.

One singer, Angela Turner Wilson, told the AP in Thursday’s report that Domingo groped her breast while they were having makeup applied backstage at the Washington Opera in Washington, D.C., during the 1999-2000 season. The other 10 women, who have come forward anonymously, allege that Domingo touched them unwantedly, persistently asked for private meetings in person or in late-night phone calls, or that he attempted to kiss them.

The AP said that it has also spoken to a number of women who have worked backstage with Domingo. Those women told the AP that Domingo’s reputation for inappropriate conduct was so well-known in the industry that they made a point of trying to keep Domingo separate from young female performers and other backstage workers, and that they tried to ensure that Domingo’s wife, Marta, was around as much as possible. Those women include Melinda McLain, who was a production coordinator who worked with the famed singer at both the LA Opera in Los Angeles and Texas’ Houston Grand Opera. These women said that such tactics have been used since the 1980s and as recently as the 2016-17 opera season. “We created these elaborate schemes for keeping him away from particular singers,” McLain told the AP.

Domingo’s spokesperson, Nancy Seltzer, issued a statement to NPR on Thursday saying: “The ongoing campaign by the AP to denigrate Placido Domingo is not only inaccurate but unethical. These new claims are riddled with inconsistencies and, as with the first story, in many ways, simply incorrect. Due to an ongoing investigation, we will not comment on specifics, but we strongly dispute the misleading picture that the AP is attempting to paint of Mr. Domingo.”

Last month, the AP published a report in which nine women made accusations against Domingo. In the wake of that report, the LA Opera, the company which Domingo has led for more than 15 years, announced that it had hired an independent firm to investigate the allegations. Two other major American classical music institutions — the San Francisco Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra — promptly rescinded invitations for Domingo to perform with them this fall. New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the best-known and most influential opera company in the U.S., said last month that it would wait for the results of the LA Opera’s investigation before taking any steps.

Last month, Domingo issued a statement through Seltzer that said in part: “I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual.”

Wilson alleges that the groping incident took place when she was 28 years old and co-starring with Domingo during a run of the Jules Massenet opera Le Cid at the Washington Opera. The company is now known as the Washington National Opera [WNO] and is affiliated with the Kennedy Center.

In a statement to NPR on Thursday, Kennedy Center president and WNO general director Timothy O’Leary said: “We are both disturbed and disheartened to read these new allegations and we appreciate the courage it takes for anyone to come forward with this kind of account. Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center have zero tolerance policies with regard to harassment and discrimination, and we take allegations of this nature very seriously.

The Kennedy Center did not receive any documented complaints about Mr. Domingo’s behavior prior to WNO’s affiliation with the Kennedy Center in 2011, and has not received any since.

Our goal is to ensure that all of our artists and employees can work and thrive in an environment of safety, trust, support, creativity, and mutual respect. These values are fully reflected across WNO and the Kennedy Center today.”

The other 10 women included in Thursday’s AP report have come forward anonymously, citing fears of retribution to their careers; according to the AP, several also said that they wanted to “protect an art form that is struggling to remain relevant in the U.S.” Because opera careers are built internationally, some of the women also cited the lack of response by foreign opera companies as a further deterrent.

After the August AP report, no European institutions or opera houses canceled Domingo’s upcoming engagements; the president of the prestigious Salzburg Festival in Austria told the New York Times, “I would find it factually wrong and morally irresponsible to make irreversible judgments at this point.”

Some prominent opera singers, including the soprano Anna Netrebko — who is scheduled to co-star with Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera later this month in Verdi’s Macbeth — have rallied to his defense, as have many fans.

The AP reported that it has corroborated Angela Turner Wilson’s account with her husband and parents, as well from journal entries she made at the time. However, the AP also reported that the makeup artist who was in the room with Domingo and Wilson at the time of the alleged groping said that he has no memory of the incident, and that he declined further comment.

Wilson declined to comment to NPR.

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