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41 minutes ago, tabitha said:

I would expect any AD or CEO in these circumstances to commission an external investigator to do a full governance review at the company.

 

 

I would expect that to be within the remit of the board of trustees, if they have any concerns in that regard.

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Pardon my exasperation, but is there anyone who has anything at all new and substantiated, that could be put here under a full name, such that we might end this dispiriting round of allegation, innuendo, wishful thinking, and waffle, however heartfelt?  There is no 'solution' to whatever situation now existing at ENB that is going to emerge here.  

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Aileen asks what outcome the ‘whistleblowers’ are seeking.

 

The primary desire of victims of abuse is to be listened to and to be believed.  I doubt they have any aims beyond this.

 

I was very saddened when I read the account on the Ballet Position website.  I found the description of public humiliation in the studio particularly distressing.  This is not acceptable in the 21st century.  The daily unpredictability of screaming or silent treatment also speaks volumes.

 

The website makes it clear that they have spoken to twelve dancers past and present, as well as support staff, and had sight of relevant documents.  These are not just opinions sent from the cowardice of anonymity, as Lizbie1 would have us believe.  I am sure that present dancers would step forward and speak openly to an independent investigation.

 

There is clearly a problem within ENB, which needs to be resolved.  If the Trustees sweep it under the carpet, it will break out again.  They need to allow a proper independent investigation to take place, in which employees past and present are able to speak freely of their concerns.  The Trustees must then take action to set up proper controls within the organisation to protect their staff and decide whether the existing management is capable of working within such controls or whether the organisation should move a new solution.

 

Human resources are intended to bring out the best work ethic of the employees and therefore make a move to a better working environment.  The Trustees should ensure that human resources provide a safe environment for employees to express their concerns, without fear of retribution.  Staff of any organisation have the right to be safe at work.

 

Today the Government and the Charity Commission called Oxfam to account, because they were apparently failing to deal with abuse within the organisation.  It is time to call the Trustees of ENB to account in the same way.

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19 hours ago, Erica said:

The only fact in these libels is that Tamara and Isaac are togethre, the rest are opinions sent from the cowardice of anonymity and, therefore, whoever publishes them without verifying the opinion of those denounced is doing tendentious and sensationalist journalism or pursuing shameful spurious goals.

 

3 hours ago, li tai po said:

These are not just opinions sent from the cowardice of anonymity, as Lizbie1 would have us believe.  I am sure that present dancers would step forward and speak openly to an independent investigation. way.

 

I believe you've confused Lizbie1 with Erica.

 

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2 hours ago, grey said:

 

 

I believe you've confused Lizbie1 with Erica.

 

 

Thank you :)

 

I think the views I've expressed so far have been quite otherwise!

Edited by Lizbie1

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12 hours ago, tabitha said:

Tamara was a great dancer, but that doesn’t make her a great manager. I wonder what training she has had, if any, for her current role. I would expect any AD or CEO in these circumstances to commission an external investigator to do a full governance review at the company.

 

I don’t want to enter this debate, but I seem to remember that Tamara took a sabbatical from the RB to shadow an AD in Canada, possibly Karen Kain.

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I have followed this thread from the initial report through the many contributions now on its ninth page. There has been hardly anything that can be described as news for sometime and I  share the view that it has been raked over to the point where there is nothing more to say. Would that the thread could be closed until anything that is real news emerges. 

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On 2/12/2018 at 09:47, Erica said:

The only fact in these libels is that Tamara and Isaac are togethre, the rest are opinions sent from the cowardice of anonymity 

 

I believe that both The Times and the blogger would have taken the precaution of 'triangulating' the evidence before them - on other words, making sure that what they were reporting was coming from a variety of sources and that there was some supporting written evidence as well.

 

I think that il tai po has summarised the position admirably. It would be good if the ENB Board were to read this thread.

 

 

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Coming from Liverpool I have no faith whatsoever in newspapers from that group verify anything.

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4 hours ago, Jan McNulty said:

Coming from Liverpool I have no faith whatsoever in newspapers from that group verify anything.

Obviously I would agree with that also Jan, usually,  but I have been told,  by two popular ex dancers,  of the problems within the company mostly due to the Rojo/Hernandez relationship.

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