Garrison Keillor Fired After Sexual Assault Allegations

Garrison Keillor

By the 1980s, Keillor had won a Peabody, and the show was one of public radio's biggest cash cows - as popular as public-radio juggernauts "Car Talk" and "Marketplace", and capable of matching the audience of the Saturday TV baseball Game of the Week.

Garrison Keillor, longtime host of the syndicated public radio variety show "A Prairie Home Companion", said Wednesday he's been fired by Minnesota Public Radio after accusations of inappropriate behavior. In light of that news, it's only appropriate to find that the last time Keillor traveled to Charleston a year ago, he recorded his adventures in flawless character for his recurring Washington Post column. She recoiled. I apologized.

Keillor, 75, who hosted Prairie Home for more than 40 years, alerted the A.P.in an e-mail on Wednesday, saying that he was terminated over "a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version M.P.R. heard". Woe be gone, indeed. The network said the decision came after learning of allegations of inappropriate behavior with someone who worked with Keillor.

Garrison Keillor continued to produce a show after retiring from "A Prairie Home Companion" previous year. "We were friends. We continued to be friendly right up until her lawyer called", he added. "I had a good long run and am grateful for it and for everything else", he also told the outlet. Miss Tweeden knew what the game was and played her role and on the flight home, in a spirit of low comedy, Al ogled her and pretended to grab her and a picture was taken.

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MPR has said it received allegations of "inappropriate behavior" against Keillor last month involving one person who worked with him during his time hosting "Prairie Home". "Eleven years later, a talk show host in L.A., she goes public, and there is talk of resignation".

"Garrison Keillor has been an important part of the growth and success of MPR, and all of us in the MPR community are saddened by these circumstances", MPR president Jon McTaggart said in the statement released today.

Keillor is among dozens of men who have been accused of sexual harassment recent weeks.

In an expanded statement, MPR clarified that the allegations claim misconduct during Keillor's tenure as host of Prairie Home Companion and that "a special Board committee was appointed to provide oversight and ongoing counsel. And I can not in conscience bring danger to a great organization I've worked hard for since 1969", Keillor told the news organization. Keillor writes that calls for Senator Franken to resign are, quote, "pure absurdity".

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