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Entertainment Recording Academy Lawyer Joel Katz Denies Deborah Dugan's Sexual Harassment Accusation

14:10  22 january  2020
14:10  22 january  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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Joel Katz , the general counsel for the Recording Academy , denied Deborah Dugan ’ s accusation that he sexually harassed her in a private meeting last year. Dugan accused Katz of making suggestive comments about her appearance and attempting to flirt with and kiss her during a dinner in

Deborah Dugan , the chief executive and president of the Recording Academy , which organises the The academy released a statement dismissing Dugan ’ s accusations . It reads in part: “It is Katz ’s lawyer said her recollection was “false and Mr Katz categorically and emphatically denies her

Joel Katz, the general counsel for the Recording Academy, denied Deborah Dugan's accusation that he sexually harassed her in a private meeting last year.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Deborah Dugan attends Billboard Women In Music 2019, presented by YouTube Music, on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Billboard) © Getty LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Deborah Dugan attends Billboard Women In Music 2019, presented by YouTube Music, on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Billboard)

Dugan accused Katz of making suggestive comments about her appearance and attempting to flirt with and kiss her during a dinner in May 2019. The accusations were outlined as part of a formal complaint she and her lawyers filed to the EEOC on Tuesday.

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"Ms. Dugan's allegations of harassment and her description of a dinner at the steakhouse in the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel are false, and Mr. Katz categorically and emphatically denies her version of that evening," Katz's attorney Howard Weitzman said in a statement obtained by TheWrap.

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In a letter Dugan sent to HR that was included as part of her complaint, Dugan said that Katz made advances toward her at a dinner last May, just after she was appointed as CEO (but before officially starting).

"Over the course of the evening, Mr. Katz explained to me that he was very very rich and had many houses, one in Bermuda and other locations. And he reminded me that he had a private plane and informed me that he was lonely and had no one to spend time with. He suggested that spending time together, traveling to his many homes could be something nice for us to share. He talked about his marriage that had failed. I listened politely but made it clear I was not interested in his advances," she wrote. "At the conclusion of dinner, he leaned forward, lips pursed, as to kiss me. I quickly turned and made my way out of the restaurant."

Interim boss Harvey Mason Jr. revealed in a letter that was sent to membership on Monday that Dugan was being investigated following accusations of misconduct made by a staff member. Mason Jr. said Dugan was accused of creating a "toxic and intolerable" and "abusive and bullying" environment toward her staff.

Then in a complaint filed by her lawyers Douglas Wigdor and Michael Willemin on Tuesday, Dugan accused the Recording Academy of voting irregularities, financial mismanagement and other conflicts of interest involving the Academy's board members. A separate investigation into Dugan's claims was then launched.

Read Dugan's full EEOC complaint here.

Leaked Recording Academy Memo Says Joel Katz Investigation Is Under Way, Vaguely Addresses Other Claims .
The Recording Academy says an investigation of ousted CEO Deborah Dugan’s claims of sexual harassment is underway, among other measures to address the firestorm of controversy that has emerged around the organization in recent weeks, according to a pair of memos from Board of Trustees head Harvey Mason Jr. The memos were distributed Thursday to elected leaders and leaked to members of the media, including Variety. © MJ Photos/REX/Shutterstock The memos outline various efforts the Academy says it is making in the wake of Dugan’s surprise ouster on Dec.

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