more This undated photo provided by Peter Knapp shows Anne-Sophie Schmidt in Paris.
Schmidt was 31 in May 1995 when she said Dutoit began singling her out for attention.
She said she was told Dutoit had specifically requested her for the interview, to be held at his apartment.
Within minutes of her arrival, she said, Dutoit forced himself on her.
One night, she rode the elevator up with him to their shared hotel floor, the woman said. It was Maestro Dutoit," she said, adding that he told her his luggage was broken and asked for a tool used to fix musical instruments.
She brought it to his room, where he quickly forced herself on her, she said.
Dutoit issued a statement saying he was "sickened" to be accused "of the heinous crime of rape." ''I am shaken to the core by this bewildering and baseless charge.
She was singing the principal female role in Debussy's “Pelleas and Melisande” with Dutoit conducting the Orchestre National de France in Paris.
On the day of a dress rehearsal at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees, she said, she found herself in an empty hallway with the conductor.
The women said they were compelled to speak out after The Associated Press published a story Dec.
21 detailing accusations from three singers and a musician who said Dutoit forcibly restrained them, groped them and kissed them without permission.