Garrison Keillor, the left wing humorist from Minnesota, wrote an article for the Washington Post defending Al Franken amidst his sexual harassment scandal. Hours later, Keillor was fired by Minnesota Public Radio over harassment allegations.
See the tweet below:
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) November 29, 2017
The New York Post has the details:
Garrison Keillor fired for alleged improper behavior
Radio host Garrison Keillor has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio amid accusations of improper behavior.
The former host of “A Prairie Home Companion” told the Associated Press in an email that he’d been axed, then later wrote in a statement that he was given the boot over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.”
MPR said it has hired an outside law firm to conduct an “independent investigation” into the allegations.
“Minnesota Public Radio is terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him,” the statement read.
Keillor, who retired as host of “Praire Home” last year, told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he’d put his hand on a woman’s back to comfort her.
“I meant to pat her back after she told me about her unhappiness and her shirt was open and my hand went up it about six inches. She recoiled. I apologized. I sent her an email of apology later and she replied that she had forgiven me and not to think about it,” Keillor told the newspaper in an e-mail.
Another one bites the dust.