Thursday, September 30, 2021
Boston Ballet stands by Plaintiff
American ballerina accused of misconduct
Dancer Dusty Button was long the star of the Boston Ballet Ensemble – now dancers are making serious allegations against the American star: she and her husband are said to have “used their influence in the dance world” to sexually abuse young schoolgirls. had to do. . The couple denied the allegations.
Several dancers accused prominent American ballerina Dusty Button and her husband Michelle Taylor Button of sexual abuse. As reported by US broadcaster CNN, it emerges from the now-expanded lawsuit against the couple. According to the lawsuit, dance instructor Taylor Button “exploited her position of power and influence in the dance world to sexually exploit young dancers across the country.” In other cases, now the name Dusty Button is also mentioned.
According to CNN, the ballerina danced with the Boston Ballet from 2012 to 2017. She has amassed a huge Instagram following by sharing her workshops and dances on social media. Over the summer, two women filed suit, each naming Dusty’s husband as an accused. A woman reports that he abused her as a 13-year-old dance student during a film screening by sending her candid photos and requests for them, as CNN writes.
Now there are five women who are suing the couple and the charges are against the dancer as well. Dusty is said to have held one of the alleged victims while her husband raped her. The couple is said to have fooled women to promote their careers. Button denies all charges. “We look forward to approving both of your names in court,” her attorney, Mark John Randazza, told CNN. And: “Our approach remains the same.” According to the broadcaster, due to the statute of limitations, a judge has already rejected his application to dismiss the trial.
The Boston Ballet did not want to comment on the allegations, but according to the broadcaster, it said it supported one of the plaintiffs. According to the dance company, it is brave of them to share their experiences with the public to protect others and demand justice.
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