The GrammysFirst female president and CEO Deborah Dugan has filed an official complaint against recording Academy Just a few days from the annual awards ceremony. This happened after she was taken on administrative leave due to her "bullying" management style.
Dugan announced on Tuesday that it had filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In this article, she describes the Grammys as a “boys club network” in which men work together to the detriment of women and disenfranchised groups to fill their own pockets and have a firm grip on the Academy's business.
In addition, their lawyers Douglas H. Wigdor and Michael J. Willemin made a joint statement:
The complaint we filed today against the National Academy of Arts and Sciences for Records (NARAS, the former full name of the academy) highlights tactics reminiscent of those used by people defending Harvey Weinstein.
The Recording Academy's attempt to deny the character of Deborah Dugan is a transparent effort to divert the focus from its own illegal activity. This obvious form of retaliation in the United States is too common even after MeToo and we will use all legally required means to ensure that those responsible for their actions are held accountable.
From there it only gets messier …
According to the NPR, “the EEOC complaint contains several bomb allegations, including that its predecessor Neil Portnow raped an artist in New York; that she was urged by the then board chair of the academy, John Poppo, to hire (Neil) Portnow as a consultant for $ 750,000; and that the general counsel and former academy board chair Joel Katz sexually harassed Dugan in May 2019 when she was courted for the academy's top job. "
More details here.