Woman Starts Petition to Remove Erie Art Museum's Director
The future of the Erie Art Museum's director is up-in-the-air, days after a report came out detailing allegations of sexual harassment against Josh Helmer.
Meantime, a local woman has started an online petition seeking to remove Helmer from his job with the museum.
Erie Art Museum board members aren't saying much after an emergency weekend meeting.
That meeting is in response to a New York Times article published Friday, that laid out accusations of sexual harassment from subordinates in Josh Helmer's last museum job in Philadelphia, and one from an intern after he took over in Erie.
Helmer resigned the Philadelphia post for undisclosed reasons in early 2018.
The Erie Art Museum released a statement, saying, the board takes the allegations seriously.
They say they used an employment consultant to do background checks, and say there were no issues identified.
At least one Erie business has reportedly cut its ties with the museum until the matter is resolved.
There's also a petition on change.org calling for Helmer to be fired.
It has over 2,600 signatures as of Monday morning.