“Caught in a wave of sex-abuse allegations, James Levine puts the existence of the Met Opera at risk”
“The Metropolitan Opera, the most esteemed and popular company of its sort in the United States, has suspended its long-standing, acclaimed conductor and music director James Levine after accusations of sexual abuse against him surfaced.
First made public in the pages of the New York Post, a police report filed in Lake Forest, Illinois in October of 2016 details an alleged pattern of sexual abuse by Levine, beginning in the 1980s against a boy who would have been under the legal age of consent at the time. Levine would have been in his early 40s.” MORE
“Black lawmakers are hearing growing calls for Rep. John Conyers to resign and wondering why Sen. Al Franken isn’t getting the same treatment.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been privately airing concerns about a double standard within Democrats’ ranks since sexual harassment allegations against Conyers, the longest-serving House member and a founder of the CBC, first surfaced last week. Their concerns were thrust into the open Thursday when Conyers’ lawyer hinted that Conyers was being treated differently than Franken because of race.” MORE
Connor Sheets of The Birmingham News, who shared the footage on Twitter, later identified the man shoving the photojournalist as Tony Goolesby, DeKalb County coordinator for the campaign and the organizer of the evening’s event in Henagar, in the northeastern corner of the state.
The footage shows Goolesby grabbing the camera by the lens.” MORE
A Fox News producer later wrote on Twitter that the cameraman was part of a crew from the network.