FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2014, file photo, Placido Domingo speaks at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, the LA Opera said it will hire outside counsel to investigate allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior by the opera legend. Domingo has denied the accusations, but noted: "Still, it is painful to hear that I may have upset anyone or made them feel uncomfortable." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

LA Opera declines details on Placido Domingo investigation

August 16, 2019 - 2:21 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Los Angeles Opera has declined to release any details of its promised investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against opera legend Placido Domingo, the company's longtime general director, including whether it has already started.

Hours after an Associated Press story was released Tuesday detailing the accusations, the LA Opera announced it would engage outside counsel to investigate the "concerning allegations."

Three of the nine women who accused the singer of harassment described encounters they said took place while working with Domingo at the LA organization.

LA Opera would not disclose Friday who would be conducting the investigation, how it would be carried out, when it would start or its expected duration.

Spokeswoman Vanessa Waite said the company had nothing to add beyond the statement it released Tuesday.