Met Opera Sued Over Misused Contribution

The estate of a Texas philanthropist is suing the Metropolitan Opera, claiming that the Met misappropriated and misused part of a major contribution. Sybil Harrington donated at least $27 million to the Met in her lifetime, and her estate gave an additional $6 million after her death. The suit “alleges Met representatives have made false claims concerning the status of funds Harrington donated to the Met and disposition of other contributions after Harrington’s death in 1998… The suit also seeks an accounting of all funds donated by Harrington and a special trust created for further contributions after her death.”