Spain cancels Placido Domingo performance over sexual harassment scandal

A file photo of the Spanish tenor Placido Domingo performing during a concert. (AFP)

Spain’s culture ministry on Wednesday cancelled opera star Placido Domingo’s participation in an upcoming Madrid show, a day after he accepted “full responsibility” in a sexual harassment scandal.

It is the first time that a performance by the 79-year-old has been called off in his native Spain since he was accused by 20 women last year of pressuring them into sexual relationships.

The allegations date as far back as the 1980s.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05