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MPR Disputes Keillor's Complaint of Incomplete Investigation

MPR Disputes Keillor's Complaint of Incomplete Investigation

December 07, 2017 12:03 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Public Radio insists it "carefully investigated" complaints from two people of "inappropriate behavior" by Garrison Keillor before it terminated its contracts with the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion."

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In a statement to The Associated Press Thursday, MPR said the complaints came from two people formerly associated with the show. It says they alleged "multiple incidents," though only one claimed the behavior was directed at her.

MPR says it hasn't released details because the two want to keep their names private.

Keillor, who retired as host of the show in 2016, told the AP Wednesday night that MPR shouldn't have dismissed him without a "full and fair investigation."

Jon McTaggart, CEO of MPR's parent company APMG, told employees Wednesday that he alone knew the contents of the allegations.

Keillor's attorney, Eric Nilsson, said Thursday that he knows of only one person making allegations against Keillor. Nilsson says McTaggart must "set the record straight."


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