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Executive Director of the National Academy of art and science of sound recording Deborah Dugan involved in the organization of the musical award “Grammy”, was fired ten days before the awards. It is reported by BBC News on Friday, January 17.
The decision to dismiss was taken because of accusations of abuse of power. Details of the scandal were not disclosed, but the media called the incident a coup. It is noted that within the organization, conducted an independent investigation.
Dugan was the first woman President of the National Academy of art and science of recording. The Los Angeles Times, 15 January published an interview with the head of the Academy, in which she called his job “the best in the world.”
According to Variety, citing sources, Dugan dismissal occurred because of the resistance of other members of the Academy to its attempts to reform and modernize the organization. The interlocutor of the edition called the incident a coup.
Dugan was appointed the head of the Academy in 2019 after the head of the organization Neil Portnow left it because of the scandal with a call for women to work.
Ceremony of delivery “Grammy” is scheduled for January 27.
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