OPERA NEWS - Countertenor David Daniels Accused of Sexual Assault
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25 August 2018

Countertenor David Daniels Accused of Sexual Assault

COUNTERTENOR DAVID DANIELS has reportedly taken a leave of absence from his job as a professor of voice at the University of Michigan after being accused of sexual assault. 

As first reported in the New York Daily News on Wednesday, baritone Samuel Schultz, now thirty-two, alleges that he was drugged and assaulted by Daniels and his partner, Scott Walters, following a 2010 performance by the countertenor at Houston Grand Opera. 

Both Daniels and Walters, who were married in 2014, denied Schultz’s allegations to the Daily News, calling them “false.” 

Schultz claims he was contacted last month by the University of Michigan Police Department after he published his allegations of the sexual assault in an online statement that did not mention Daniels or Walters by name. Officials at Houston Grand Opera told the Daily News that they had also been contacted by the University’s police. 

In a statement released to the press, Houston Grand Opera managing director Perryn Leech said: “we will cooperate with any law enforcement inquiries and launch our own investigation once we know the full range of the allegations.” spacer

More information can be found at the New York Times

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