Garrison Keillor: Radio station fired me without full investigation

APMG head meets with staff to discuss Keillor allegations

APMG head meets with staff to discuss Keillor allegations

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The president of Minnesota Public Radio told employees the decision to dismiss Garrison Keillor resulted from "multiple allegations" covering an extended period of time, but an attorney for the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host disputed that characterization and said the humorist wants MPR to "set the record straight".

MPR News reported the McTaggart comments. MPR has not given details of the allegations. Reporters from Minnesota Public Radio News did not attend because the meeting was declared off-the-record, but compiled an account from employees who did attend. APMG doesn't plan to issue a statement about the meeting. He said was sacked over "a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard". Keillor told the Star Tribune he touched a woman's bare back as he tried to console her, and that he apologized.

Last week, an MPR spokeswoman said the company had received multiple allegations of "inappropriate behavior" against Keillor involving one person who worked with him during his time hosting "A Prairie Home Companion".

McTaggart said Wednesday that he alone knew the content of the "multiple allegations" against Keillor spanning an extended period of time. But he expressed disappointment at the company's response to the allegations.

In an email late Wednesday, Keillor told the Associated Press MPR has made an "enormous mistake.by not conducting a full and fair investigation".

"A Prairie Home Companion" continues with Keillor's hand-picked successor, mandolinist Chris Thile.

Notícias recomendadas

  • Parents of Tampa killing spree suspect won't answer questions

    Parents of Tampa killing spree suspect won't answer questions

    Fernandez says it is unreasonable to expect parents to be able to testify against their son. Their refusal to answer questions was simply meant to avoid further emotional pain.
    António Costa eleito nona personalidade que vai moldar a Europa em 2018

    António Costa eleito nona personalidade que vai moldar a Europa em 2018

    Entre os 18 homens e as dez mulheres que compõem o ranking , o Politico caracteriza Costa como "um socialista bem-sucedido". António Costa foi considerado pelo Politico uma das personalidades que "está a moldar, agitar e fazer mexer a Europa".
    Catalonia leader Puigdemont to stay in Belgium 'for now'

    Catalonia leader Puigdemont to stay in Belgium 'for now'

    He and four former Catalan government cabinet members came to Brussels after the referendum fearing arrest. The rally began peacefully, according to reporters on the scene.
  • CRH walks away from PPC bid

    On November 22, PPC issued a statement saying its independent board had advised shareholders to reject Fairfax's R5.75 per share offer.
    OFM to investigate massive fire at Burlington food processing plant

    OFM to investigate massive fire at Burlington food processing plant

    The blaze at 4480 Paletta Ct. - that's near Appleby Line and South Service Rd. - broke out around 4:10 p.m. on December 6. According to officials, at one point during the fire, the east wing of the building was fully engulfed in flames.
    WatchOS 4.2 update brings support for Apple Pay Cash and more

    WatchOS 4.2 update brings support for Apple Pay Cash and more

    When users get paid, the money they receive is added to their new Apple Pay Cash card that lives in the Wallet app. To see how to use Apple Pay to send or receive money, click on the video at the top of the story.
  • A garden shed became the top-rated London restaurant on Tripadvisor

    A garden shed became the top-rated London restaurant on Tripadvisor

    The website boasts: "An appointment-only restaurant located in South London, The Shed has been operating privately for years". In 2017, it made a decision to open its doors.
    Another set of Hardik tapes goes viral, aides slam BJP

    Another set of Hardik tapes goes viral, aides slam BJP

    The poster, written in Gujarati, urges the Muslims to support Congress Rajya Sabha MP to be made "Wazir-e-Alam" of Gujarat. He tweeted, " Putting up fake posters and orchestrating a rumour campaign shows the utter desperation of the BJP.
    Locked On Pacers 12/7 - Oladipo for president (Bulls recap)

    Locked On Pacers 12/7 - Oladipo for president (Bulls recap)

    The Bulls (3-20) came in averaging a league-low 95 points per game and shooting a league-worst 41 percent from the field. IN trailed by as many as 17 points on Wednesday and by 15 points in the fourth quarter before mounting a major rally.
  • Featured Stock: The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

    If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright laws. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was posted by TrueBlueTribune and is the sole property of of TrueBlueTribune.
    Sismo de 3.6 abala o norte de Portugal

    Sismo de 3.6 abala o norte de Portugal

    Houve, sim, algumas chamadas de pessoas que queriam confirmar a ocorrência da atividade sísmica. Há quem tenha sentido em Penafiel, Mesão Frio , Marco de Canaveses e Freamunde, por exemplo.

    Nxp Semiconductor Nv (NXPI) Stake Held by Fore Research & Management Lp

    BidaskClub upgraded NXP Semiconductors from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock of NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, November 3 by Stifel Nicolaus.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.