“We deeply regret that anyone suffered or felt demeaned by [James Cincotta’s] misconduct,” Timothy Rub wrote in an email to his staff. “And just as important, we apologize for not having taken even more decisive action in 2016 when complaints about Mr. Cincotta were first reviewed and remedial measures were taken. In retrospect, these were insufficient, and this is a matter of the deepest regret.”
Cincotta was allowed to keep his job for at least two years after he allegedly hit and slapped workers. Cincotta, 57, faced an internal investigation in 2016 after allegations that he hit a gift-shop worker in the back of her head. That woman resigned the same day, but Cincotta was allowed keep his job. He was fired June 2018.
There were 10 current and former museum workers who had told the human resources department that Cincotta subjected them to physical or verbal abuse.