According to a statement posted on the Met's website, the investigation had "uncovered credible evidence that Mr. Levine had engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct both before and during the period when he worked at the Met".
In a statement sent to CBS2, the Met said Levine engaged in abusive conduct towards "vulnerable artists in the early stages of their careers, over whom Mr. Levine had authority".
Consequently, "it would be inappropriate and impossible for Levine to continue to work at the Met", Efe quoted the statement as saying. In his absence, Dallas Opera music director Emmanuel Villaume directed seven Met performances of Puccini's Tosca. Charles Dutoit, the former music director of the Orchestre de Montreal and a prominent guest conductor around the globe, has also been alleged to be a perpetrator.
Earlier during the investigation, Levine denied the allegations stating the accusations were "unfounded" and that "I have not lived my life as an oppressor or an aggressor".
The statement from the opera noted that the investigation, which was conducted by an outside counsel, uncovered conduct both before and during his tenure as the artistic director of the Met.
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The Met says claims its management or board had covered up information of Levine's conduct were unsubstantiated. Days later, another man told The Times that Levine had also abused him when he was in his 20s. Levine was to begin a five-year term as Conductor Laureate in the summer of 2018.
Levine has been the most prominent classical musician to date to be called out publicly as a sexual harasser or abuser in the wake of the #metoo movement. He said that at one point Levine had the group don blindfolds and masturbate partners they could not see.
In December, the The New York Times published interviews with three men who said that Levine sexually abused them when they were in their teens.
Ashok Pai said he had been abused by Levine for years, beginning in 1986 near the Ravinia Festival in IL, when he was 16.
The Met said it has "terminated its relationship" with Levine, who retired in 2016 amid failing health but until the scandal had remained a frequent presence as a conductor.