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Entertainment Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan placed on 'administrative leave' following misconduct allegation

15:15  17 january  2020
15:15  17 january  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Deborah Dugan standing in front of a building: Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan speaks during the 62nd Grammy Awards Nominations Conference on November 20, 2019 in New York City. © ANGELA WEISS, AFP via Getty Images Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan speaks during the 62nd Grammy Awards Nominations Conference on November 20, 2019 in New York City.

Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan has been placed on "administrative leave" after six months on the job following a misconduct allegation, the Academy confirmed to USA TODAY in a statement provided by Lourdes Lopez.

"In light of concerns raised to the Recording Academy Board of Trustees, including a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team, the Board has placed … Deborah Dugan on administrative leave, effective immediately," the statement reads.  

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Less than a year after taking the job, Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan has been placed on administrative leave as the organization investigates “a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team.”According to the Los

NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan , its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization. The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy

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In August, Dugan became the first woman to lead the Recording Academy, replacing longtime head Neil Portnow, who in 2018 suggested female artists should “step up” if they wanted to be recognized in the music industry. Dugan previously served as the CEO of Bono’s (RED) organization.

Board Chair Harvey Mason Jr.,  a music producer who has worked with Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson and more, will serve as interim president while the allegations are investigated by two independent third-parties. 

"The Board determined this action to be necessary in order to restore the confidence of the Recording Academy’s Membership, repair Recording Academy employee morale, and allow the Recording Academy to focus on its mission of serving all music creators," the statement said. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan , its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of misconduct by a senior leader at the organization. The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy

20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/ CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader.

The Recording Academy added that the "Board of Trustees is committed to fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace, music industry, and society."

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