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Report: Ex-Employee Was Source of Garrison Keillor Allegations

A newspaper report says a disgruntled former staffer is the person who accused Garrison Keillor of inappropriate conduct with another person. A newspaper report says a disgruntled former staffer is the person who accused Garrison Keillor of inappropriate conduct with another person. |  Photo: Ryan Somma / MGN

Created: February 16, 2018 11:37 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A newspaper has identified a disgruntled former staffer on "A Prairie Home Companion" as the person who first accused creator Garrison Keillor of inappropriate conduct with a female employee.

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The Star Tribune names him as Dan Rowles. He'd been a close associate of Keillor but was informed in mid-August that he would not be invited back for a second season with new host Chris Thile.

His disclosure triggered investigations by Minnesota Public Radio that concluded Keillor had engaged in dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents over the years involving a longtime female writer for the show whose name has not been made public.

Attorney Frances Baillon, who represents both Rowles and the woman, says Rowles was not acting from selfish motives.


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