From a professional standpoint he as the president of the organization failed to stop her, as executive director, from looting the festival.
The Gazette's Zac Taylor asked him how that could be.
"I can't respond to anything about that at this point," he replied. "I will respond at a proper time."
Not being able to answer that question is all the public needs to know about the situation.
Charleston Mayor Danny Jones and Kanawha County Commissioner Kent Carper - both longtime supporters of MultiFest - said that as long as Starks was involved, they could not support giving taxpayer money to the festival.
They have it right.
Here's hoping festival advocates with appropriate detachment from the Starks can step forward and carry on an event that has become a beloved summer tradition in the city.