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Fri Feb 16, 2018, 09:21 AM

Source of Garrison Keillor allegations shocks those close to radio host

http://startribune.com/source-of-garrison-keillor-allegations-shocks-those-close-to-radio-host/474250133/

The person who first accused Garrison Keillor of inappropriate behavior wasn't a woman it was an angry man.

Dan Rowles, a close associate of Keillor's and a 16-year employee of "A Prairie Home Companion," spoke up after he was dumped from the show last summer and rejected a severance offer from Minnesota Public Radio, according to seven people who have worked on the show.

Rowles' disclosure triggered internal and external investigations by MPR that concluded Keillor had engaged in "dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents over a period of years," including "unwanted sexual touching," according to MPR. All of the alleged misconduct involved a longtime female writer for the show.

Some staff members now accuse Rowles of exploiting that writer's pain in an effort to obtain a larger financial package. They note that the woman did not come forward with her own account until two months after Rowles told MPR officials of Keillor's alleged misconduct.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 09:50 AM

1. Sexual harassment in the work place harms all employees

I know this guy comes off as a bitter ex-employee but he has had to witness his boss getting away with harassment and probably, deep down, feels that the women harassed were kept on board while he was fired. So ... the harasser hurts the harassed woman; hurts the harassed woman's reputation; makes co-workers jealous; ultimately brings down the organization which employs all of them. Don't s*** where you eat comes to mind.

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Fri Feb 16, 2018, 10:29 AM

2. One HR person told me:

"Don't dip your pen in the company ink well."

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Original post)

Fri Feb 16, 2018, 11:08 AM

3. None of which implies Keillor is innocent.

 

If he hadn't done incorrect things, he wouldn't be in this position.

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