Is there any way that this week’s Grammy Awards can NOT be overshadowed by the fallout from Recording Academy boss Deborah Dugan being placed on administrative leave? Given yesterday’s developments, surely not.
Dugan filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) which is already being pored over by trade media in the US. There are allegations of sexual harassment and rape; and “egregious conflicts of interest” within the Recording Academy Board including voting irregularities for the Grammys.
“The Executive Committee is trying to paint Ms. Dugan as a money-hungry liar. Nothing could be further from the truth,” claims her complaint, before going into detail about her allegations against the Recording Academy Board, one of its external lawyers, and former boss Neil Portnow. You can read the complaint in full here, while Variety has some of the initial responses from parties mentioned in the document.
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