City leaders reportedly used city money to hire private investigators to follow Libman and his girlfriend earlier this year. It was the information the investigators dug up that led to Libman’s resignation in July.
"We live in a world where privacy should be protected, but that doesn’t take away all the great things we created at the center."
Libman revealed more in an opinion piece he wrote for the Indianapolis Star. He writes: "[I] resigned my position because of poor judgment in my personal life... a matter that should have stayed private. Until now, I have been quiet about my departure despite the baseless criticism of my professional accomplishments and disturbing methods of my detractors."
An audit of the Palladium is now underway, with investigators checking the books and doing a full accounting review to determine whether the city of Carmel was justified in their concerns about Libman and their subsequent hiring of private investigators. Libman said he welcomes the audit and looks forward to its findings clearing his name.
He stressed the importance of the regional performing arts center and how big of an accomplishment it is for Central Indiana.
"It is a magnificent jewel with the top performers in the world," Libman said.
Libman said he’s looking for new jobs locally and outside of the state. He said he gets a lot of support from the people of Carmel. He offers this advice for his successor as head of the performing arts center, "Have a great sense of humor."