Thank goodness Haglund withheld his year-end contribution from NYCB. Things could slide downhill fast.
Sterling Hyltin indicated it has been upsetting to see former dancers trying to speak to the press on behalf of current dancers who respect Martins and believe that he should continue in his position. Former dancers who were fired or pushed off the stage along with students who were never hired and may have been told they weren't suited for the profession, all found a way to retaliate against the honesty in their lives.
So who will assume the helm? Some soloist who never excelled on the stage but managed to get his name in print for his lousy choreography? How about a former principal who never excelled in any of Balanchine's great works on the stage and slopped through Robbins' works with his French accent while screwing girls barely out of one school or another? Then there is the former principal ballerina who hasn't been able to leave the stage and still resents Martins taking her out of her tutu role -- years too late.
Hold onto your money, folks, until NYCB weathers this one. And you can bet that when the non-criminal investigation is completed and Martins is vindicated, the NYT won't bother to print anything about it because it's not the kind of news they want to hear.
It's enough to drive a person to drink.