Research knew the former NYC Ballet director Peter Martins

A two-month investigation is not verifiable sexual harassment or physical abuse by former New York City Ballet director Peter Martins.

The New York Times reports that the ballet and the school have also announced a new policy to ensure that the dancers feel safe, respected and free to voice their concerns.

Martins says he is “delighted” by the findings of an external consultant.

Martins, who denied allegations of sexual misconduct, announced in January that he will retire. He said the scandal had “exacted a painful toll” on him and his family.

He now expresses his hope that the “glorious institutions” can”, refocus, without being distracted.”

The findings were denounced Thursday by two former dancers who come forward with allegations.

Ballet-Chairman, Charles W. Scharf defended the thoroughness of the research.

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