Billboard.biz reports that Jim Henke, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s principal curator and a former editor at Rolling Stone, has stepped down amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Henke, the longtime chief curator who had been with the museum since before its opening, stopped working there sometime last week. According to one Rock Hall staffer, Henke left amid allegations of sexual harassment involving a female museum employee.
Henke’s departure comes as the museum and the Rock Hall Foundation continue their transition from an organization shadowed by their connections to Rolling Stone and Atlantic Records to something more autonomous. The first winds of change could be felt in 2006, when Hall co-founder Suzan Evans stepped down as foundation president in favor of Joel Peresman.