Recently ousted Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan says she was given the boot after complaining about sexual harassment and the gender pay gap. In a discrimination lawsuit filed against the Recording Academy, Dugan calls the organization a “boys’ club”, says she was sexually harassed by an official and claims she was paid less than her male predecessor. The Academy, meanwhile, says it placed Dugan on administrative leave over a complaint that she was “abusive” and created a work environment that was “toxic and intolerable”. All of this comes just days before the 2020 Grammy Awards, which air this Sunday, January 26th.
Ousted Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan alleges she was removed after complaining about sexual harassment and pay disparities, as well as calling out conflicts of interest in the nomination process. https://t.co/5OqsdHMQ6T (via @NewsHourArts)
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