“Boston Symphony Orchestra guest conductor Charles Dutoit sexually harassed four women associated with the BSO, according to an investigation recently completed for the symphony by an independent investigator,” writes Malcolm Gay in Saturday’s (3/3) Boston Globe. “The investigation, which stemmed from a woman’s allegation last December that Dutoit sexually assaulted her during the summer of 1997, found three other women who ‘credibly described incidents in the 1980s and 1990s in which they too were victims of sexual misconduct by Mr. Dutoit.’ The symphony [described] the three other women … only as ‘current and former BSO employees.’ … The BSO … cut ties with Dutoit late last year … after the Associated Press published a report last December in which four women accused the Swiss conductor of sexually assaulting them … between 1985 and 2010.” Said BSO managing director Mark Volpe, “The Boston Symphony Orchestra is extraordinarily thankful to the women who participated in its independent investigation and shared information about their experiences, and wants them and the entire BSO community to know that all reports of sexual misconduct will be taken seriously, investigated, and handled expeditiously and appropriately.”

Posted March 5, 2018