Opera performer Placido Domingo, who has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, has withdrawn from a cultural festival planned in conjunction with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, organizers said Friday.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee said the renowned Spanish opera singer and conductor will no longer appear alongside Japanese Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo in a stage show combining the two performing arts.
"This decision was made by Maestro Domingo after thoughtful consideration," the organizing committee said in a statement.
The Associated Press reported in August that eight singers and a dancer said they were sexually harassed by the former member of the Three Tenors in incidents dating from the 1980s.
The accusations have led to the cancellation of a number of planned opera performances involving Domingo.