The academys president declares unwanted sexual advances, voting corruption and rape coverup within the organisation
Deborah Dugan, the president and president of the Recording Academy, which arranges the Grammy awards, who was suspended recently after a misbehavior accusation , has actually countered with her own 44-page legal grievance 5 days prior to 2020’s awards event. In it, she declares unwanted sexual advances and ballot corruption in the business. Her most major claim is the academy knew claims that her predecessor Neil Portnow , who was president from 2002 to 2019, raped an unnamed female recording artist.
The filing composed by her legal group checks out that after she was worked with, “Ms Dugan was transported into a meeting room and informed– for the extremely very first time– that a foreign recording artist (and member of the academy) had actually implicated Mr Portnow of raping her following an efficiency that she offered at Carnegie Hall. The news existed to Ms Dugan as though the board had actually simply found out of the claims. In truth, they were aware of the claims at the time Ms Dugan accepted handle the CEO position, however never ever informed her.” The accusation of attack was, she was informed, “the genuine factor his agreement was not restored” in 2019. She declares she was however pressed by the then chairman John Poppo to rehire Portnow as an expert with a $750,000 wage.