“The opera singer David Daniels, one of the world’s leading countertenors, was arrested on Tuesday on a sexual assault charge stemming from a 2010 incident in Houston,” writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (1/31) New York Times. “Mr. Daniels and his husband, Scott Walters, were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Michigan, where they live, on warrants issued by the Houston Police Department… The two men, who were being held in the Washtenaw County Jail in Michigan on Wednesday while awaiting a hearing on bail and extradition, denied the accusations … in connection to a 2010 incident in which a singer said he was drugged and assaulted by the couple [after] he had gone to hear Mr. Daniels in Handel’s ‘Xerxes’ at Houston Grand Opera.… The University of Michigan Police Department … had also investigated the incident over the summer…. Mr. Daniels has been a voice professor in recent years at the University of Michigan…. Another student, Andrew Lipian, sued the school and Mr. Daniels in October, accusing Mr. Daniels of sexual misconduct; Mr. Daniels filed a countersuit. Kim Broekhuizen, a spokeswoman for the university, said in an email that Mr. Daniels had been on leave since August.”

Posted January 31, 2019