December 07, 2017 09:09 AM
Garrison Keillor says Minnesota Public Radio shouldn't have dismissed him last week without fully investigating what the radio station has called "multiple allegations."
Jon McTaggart, CEO of MPR's parent company APMG, told employees Wednesday that the allegations against the 75-year-old former "A Prairie Home Companion" host covered an extended period of time. He provided no details.
In an email late Wednesday, Keillor told the Associated Press MPR has made an "enormous mistake ... by not conducting a full and fair investigation."
An MPR spokeswoman told AP last week that two people made complaints against Keillor, though only one claimed his behavior was directed at her.
Keillor's attorney, Eric Nilsson, said Thursday that he knows of only one person making allegations against Keillor. Nilsson says McTaggart must "set the record straight."
Meanwhile, on Thursday, MPR insisted it "carefully investigated" complaints from two people of "inappropriate behavior" by Keillor before it terminated its contracts with the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion."
In a statement to The Associated Press, MPR said the complaints came from two people formerly associated with the show. It says they alleged "multiple incidents," though only one claimed the behavior was directed at her.
The Associated Press
Updated: December 07, 2017 09:09 AM
Created: December 07, 2017 06:53 AM
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