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Off Air! Shamed Former Met Opera Director James Levine In Radio Ban

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May 11 2018, Published 8:34 p.m. ET

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Shamed ex-Met Opera Director James Levine’s recordings have been taken off the air.

The move by Sirius XM comes after an investigation reveals more than 46 years of abuse – including 'blindfolded masturbation sessions with teenage boys'.

Levine, 74, was fired as music director of the Metropolitan Opera back in March.

The investigation found evidence of sexually abusive conduct involving artists dating back to the 1960’s.

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And as a result the radio network has taken the tough stance by removing his recordings.

The Met Opera said they will reportedly be restored 'at an appropriate time'.

Levine, the company’s leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, conducted some 2,552 performances during this time and the internal investigations sent shockwaves through the organization.

The acclaimed music maestro has sued the Met, claiming defamation and breach of contract, which the company denies.


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