MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A major figure in Memphis theater stepped down from his leadership position at Circuit Playhouse amid accusations of sexual misconduct.
Jackie Nichols, 70, founded The Circuit Playhouse in 1969 and spearheaded the creation of Playhouse on the Square. He's currently listed as an executive producer for Playhouse on the Square.
A social media post recently accused Nichols of sexual harassment. The social media post said the incidents happened several decades ago.
Nichols denies the accusations and does not currently face any criminal charges related to them.
Nichols voluntarily and temporarily stepped down from his board position at Circuit Playhouse. The board plans to hire an independent firm to investigate the allegations.
Playhouse on the Square released the following statement: