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May 04, 2016

Relationship With Employee Led to Lincoln Center Chief’s Exit

Jed Bernstein’s abrupt departure from Lincoln Center after 27 months as president of the country’s biggest nonprofit performing-arts center was prompted by disclosure of his relationship with an employee, The New York Times writes.

Mr. Bernstein’s exit last month had been presented by Lincoln Center as a product of his wish to return to commercial theater, where he had spent most of his career, according to the Times. However, two people who had been briefed on his resignation told the newspaper it was prompted by an anonymous complaint the organization received about his consensual relationship with a woman on his staff, whom Mr. Bernstein had twice promoted.

In a statement, Lincoln Center confirmed that in response to the complain,t it had commissioned an independent investigation and “determined that Mr. Bernstein had violated Lincoln Center human resources policy” by not disclosing the relationship.