It has been a little over two weeks since New York Magazine published an article about the rape of an Orchestra member by two colleagues at the New York Philharmonic.

A Hidden Sexual-Assault Scandal at the New York Philharmonic


For some strange reason, I have not seen any media coverage in Europe, so I am linking to the original article, written by Sammy Sussman, a freelance investigative reporter based in New York.

Please consider signing the petition to release Cara from her NDA imposed by the New York Philharmonic.

Tl;dr After being drugged and raped by a colleague while another looked on in Colorado during a 2010 tour of the New York Philharmonic, Cara Kizer filed a police report and did a rape kit. The NYPhil did nothing but deny her tenure, and they also denied tenure to Amanda Stewart who stood up for her. They were the first two female brass members in the history of the New York Philharmonic.

The NYPhil did an investigation eight years later and fired the two men. Local 802 AFM, New York’s largest union of professional musicians, forced an arbitration with a 77-year old white man in 2020, a lawyer and part-time magician, who decided that although there had certainly been misconduct, the predators could have their jobs back, complete with over a million dollars of back pay. Cara had no choice but to accept an NDA, a small settlement, and try to rebuild her life.

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