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The Wall Street Journal: Garrison Keillor’s firing came after dozens of accusations

Two months after cutting ties with Garrison Keillor, Minnesota Public Radio offered a lengthy explanation that appeared to contradict the prominent radio host’s own account of his ouster over allegations of inappropriate behavior.

In a 2,000-word letter to members and listeners, MPR President Jon McTaggart said the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion” had been accused by a former female colleague of dozens of sexually inappropriate incidents over a period of years. The firing, he said, was “a painful decision, one that we did not make lightly.”

Until Tuesday, most public discussion of the incident in question was offered by Keillor himself, who in a statement on his website alleged he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.

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