(FILES) This file photo taken on September 04, 2007 shows US conductor James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing Hector Berlioz's "Damnation of Faust" during a rehearsal at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. AFP / Miguel MEDINA
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James Levine, legendary music director for 40 years at New York's Metropolitan Opera, has been accused of molesting a teenage boy in the 1980s, The New York Post reported Saturday.A now 48-year-old man went to police in 2016 to accuse Levine of molesting him from the age of 15 in 1985, saying the abuse lasted until 1993 and led him to the brink of suicide, the Post reported.Levine, 74, retired as Met music director at the end of the 2015-16 season for health reasons but remains music director emeritus at the prestigious New York opera house. The accusations came nine years after the statute of limitations on a possible child sex crime in Illinois had expired, the Post said.
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