Jennifer Smith, The Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2017
The Metropolitan Opera already was struggling to get its financial house in order when the bombshell hit: Multiple allegations of sexual abuse by famed conductor James Levine, who served as the company’s music director for four decades.
Those accusations, which led the Met this past weekend to suspend its relationship with Mr. Levine and launch an internal probe, could complicate its funding woes.
“The right road is to get ahead of it,” said Davia Temin, chief executive of Temin and Company Inc., a reputation and crisis-management consultancy. “You have to demonstrate, from the time you start hearing of a report…that you are taking the moral high ground.” […read more]