>> Long time conductor of the New York Metropolitan Opera James Levine is the latest powerful man in the US to lose his job over accusations of sexual abuse. He was fired by the Met on Monday after an inquiry found, quote, credible evidence of sexual misconduct before and during his time in the company.
It follows several accusations stretching through the 1960s to the 1980s. At that time, he was serving as the Met's music director emeritus and artistic director of its young artist program. The Met said on Monday that more than 70 people had been interviewed in the investigation, which took more than three months.
Levine denies the accusations. The legendary maestro served as the Met's musical director for 40 years until he retired from that position in 2016.