Vienna's ballet academy 'encouraged children to smoke to stay slim'

Austrian commission investigating abuse claims says State Opera is endangering wellbeing of young

Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is endangering children’s wellbeing including by encouraging them to smoke to stay slim, an Austrian commission investigating abuse claims has concluded.

The scandal broke in April when a media report accused the academy at Vienna’s renowned State Opera of inflicting serious physical and mental abuse on its students as well as of sexual assault.

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Source: theguardian