NEW YORK \x97 The longtime leader of the New York City Ballet is retiring in the midst of an investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct by him.
Peter Martins wrote a letter to the company’s board of directors on Monday announcing his retirement, saying the scandal had “exacted a painful toll on me and my family.”
The 71-year-old Martins told board members he continues to deny sexually harassing or abusing members of the company, including dancers. He said he had been t
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