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Ballet Master Retires Amid Sexual Misconduct Probe

Peter Martins attends a premiere of a AOL On strange array “city.ballet.” on Nov. 4, 2013 in New York.

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Peter Martins attends a premiere of a AOL On strange array “city.ballet.” on Nov. 4, 2013 in New York.

Charles Sykes/Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

For some-more than 4 decades, Peter Martins helped to figure a New York City Ballet — initial as a dancer and afterwards as an artistic leader.

Late Monday he sensitive a company’s house that he would be timid effective immediately.

Martins had been on a leave of deficiency given final month amid an review looking into passionate bungle claims.

Martins has also served as artistic executive of a School of American Ballet. He is also timid from his purpose during a school.

The New York Times reports that Martins continued to rescind a bungle allegations in his minute to a board:

“I have denied, and continue to deny, that we have intent in any such misconduct,” Mr. Martins, 71, wrote in a minute antiquated on Monday informing a house of his retirement.

“Mr. Martins, who has been on leave as a association investigates his actions, added, “I cooperated entirely in a review and know it will be finished shortly. we trust a commentary would have irreproachable me.”

“Charles W. Scharf, a authority of City Ballet’s board, released a matter on Monday thanking Mr. Martins for his contributions, though remarkable a review will continue: “The house takes severely a allegations that have been done opposite him and we design a eccentric review of those allegations to be finished soon.”

Several stream and former dancers have come brazen to fact written and earthy abuse. Other dancers have corroborated Martins.

The ballet association and a propagandize will start a hunt for a new ballet master in chief.