I didn’t want to disclose this, but as it is now out in the public domain, I will link to it.
The reason David Franklin quit as director of the Cleveland Museum of Art was indeed “personal.” It involves an affair he had with a woman at the museum, and her subsequent suicide. His continued position at the museum was untenable, and I don’t quite frankly know how it lasted this long. It has been five months since the death.
I have no comment other than how sad for all.