This is David Kratz, the head of the New York Academy of Art. He yesterday issued a much criticised report attacking Epstein survivor Maria Farmer.
The report backed his long-term colleague, the embattled Eileen Guggenheim, who is in the crosshairs of Epstein survivors as an enabler.
Here they are together:
Ms Farmer alleges Guggenheim trafficked her to Jeffrey Epstein & Ghislaine Maxwell & made her sell art to the dead pedophile.
The survivor said she was forced to clean Guggenheim’s sisters home & to provide babysitting while a student at the academy.
Mr Kratz commissioned his own lawyers to complete the report on Ms Farmer.
The document vindicated Mrs Guggenheim’s denials & blamed Ms Farmer for her sister’s assault. They never spoke to the survivor.
Update: According to ArtNews: “three members of the academy’s board—Ippolita Rostagno, Alina Lundry, and Valerie Cooper—resigned en masse. Two weeks earlier, the actress Naomi Watts also resigned from the board.
Their decisions were a result of the school’s handling of Farmer’s allegations, according to an alum who has knowledge of the situation and asked to remain anonymous.”
The academy has a controversial past, with its ex-controller making claims in the mid-2000s about fraud and theft.
Ms Farmer, who was having cancer treatment, said yesterday the organisation should be prepared to hear more from her about Guggenheim.