SINGER AC­CUSED OF SEX AS­SAULT

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The San Fran­cisco Opera says it has re­moved counter-tenor David Daniels from an up­com­ing pro­duc­tion of Han­del’s Or­lando due to sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions against the singer.

Daniels was sued last month by a stu­dent at the Univer­sity of Michi­gan, where the singer is a pro­fes­sor, for sex­ual as­sault.

The San Fran­cisco Opera on Thurs­day cited the law­suit and al­le­ga­tions against Daniels as the rea­son for his re­moval from the June 2019 pro­duc­tion. No re­place­ment has been named.

The law­suit filed in a Michi­gan fed­eral court al­leges Daniels groped the male stu­dent, and sent and re­quested sex­ual pho­tos. The law­suit also al­leges that Daniels served the stu­dent al­co­hol, gave him sleep med­i­ca­tion and touched him sex­u­ally.

A mes­sage sent to Daniels’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive was not im­me­di­ately re­turned.

David Daniels

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