Grammys organization fires suspended CEO over allegations of misconduct
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The National Academy of Recording Arts (NARA) on Monday announced that it would fire its suspended CEO, Deborah Dugan, after an investigation into allegations of misconduct.

Dugan was previously placed on leave after a complaint was made by an employee who accused her of bullying. Subsequently, Dugan accused the organization of being a "boys' club" where she experienced sexual harassment.

She was suspended just days before NARA hosted the Grammy Awards and accused the academy of "irregularities and conflicts" in its nomination and review process prior to her suspension, according to CNN.


A letter obtained by Variety on Monday from NARA executives stated that Dugan had been fired but did not address the accusations she faced nor the ones she had made against NARA.

"As you know, Deborah Dugan has been on a paid administrative leave of absence since January 16, 2020. We are writing to let you know that, earlier today, the Board of Trustees voted to terminate Ms. Dugan’s employment as President/CEO of the Recording Academy," the letter stated.

"Ms. Dugan’s consistent management deficiencies and failures, and other factors. All of this led the elected leaders of the Academy to conclude that it was in the best interests of the Academy to move on," it concluded.

Representatives for Dugan told Variety that the former CEO would respond in a public statement later Monday afternoon.