Recording Academy fires ousted CEO, citing investigations

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glassical grammyLOS ANGELES (AP) — The Recording Academy says it has fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who questioned the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and complained of sexual harassment and a toxic culture. The academy said Monday the decision was reached after “two exhaustive, costly independent investigations” of Dugan. She had been on administrative leave since mid-January, when she was ousted amid a complaint about her treatment of an employee. Dugan’s attorneys say the handling of her firing shows the academy “will stop at nothing to protect and maintain a culture of misogyny, discrimination, sexual harassment, corruption and conflicts of interest.”

Andrew Dalton for the Associated Press.