Skip to comments.Minnesota Public Radio details 'inappropriate behavior' allegations against Garrison Keillor
Posted on 01/23/2018 8:51:11 PM PST by hiho hiho
For weeks, Garrison Keillor's initial belief that he was "fired" from Minnesota Public Radio last November for simply touching "a woman's bare back" hung in the air, tempting his biggest fans with the hope that perhaps the creator of "A Prairie Home Companion" had been wrongly accused.
"In the allegations she provided to MPR, she did not allege that Garrison touched her back, but did claim that he engaged in other unwanted sexual touching," MPR president Jon McTaggart said in the letter. He later said that "the woman's attorney presented us with a 12-page letter detailing many of the alleged incidents, including excerpts of emails and written messages, requests for sexual contact and explicit descriptions of sexual communications and touching."
based on interviews with more than 60 people who worked with Keillor in some capacity, that outlined what it was allegedly like for women to work for him. The article describes "a years long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled."
For instance, MPR News reported that Keillor "wrote and publicly posted in his bookstore an off-color limerick about a young woman who worked there and the effect she had on his state of arousal" in 2012. Others described a "harmful" power dynamic in Keillor's consensual relationships with women who worked with him.
(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...
"Garrison Keillor on Donald Trump: We will survive this" https://www.twincities.com/2017/08/05/garrison-keillor-we-will-survive-this/ https://www.twincities.com/2017/08/05/garrison-keillor-we-will-survive-this/
So the female equivalent of pajama boy is a thin-skinned, perpetually aggrieved snowflake. The he-said she-said brouhaha is reduced to haha.
Another insufferable lefty gets his comeuppance.
Another scumbag liberal. But those eyebrows got to count for something. I’ll bet they put an extra microphone on the eyebrows just to make sure they captured it all.
His best defense, at this point, is to point out that it’s a woman making the accusation - and then show his face.
There’s always the Costanza defense. “Was that wrong? I gotta plead ignorance on this one!”
Maybe we will - him, not so much. LOL!
As much as I loathe Keillor and his awful worldview, my question with these is always “so, he didn’t force women to have sex with him to get their jokes on air like Davide Letterman did?” Seriously, why is Letterman still treated like some kind of secular saint in the media when we KNOW that he had a bed in his office at the Ed Sullivan theater where he bedded women ON HIS STAFF specifically BECAUSE he had power over them. I don’t see how that isn’t the very definition of a man abusing his power over women in the workplace.
“The article describes “a years long pattern of behavior that left several women who worked for Keillor feeling mistreated, sexualized or belittled.””
So? Wake me up when they can come up with a crime. Modern leftist women sure are a bunch of mealy mouthed poltroons.
Theres always the Costanza defense. Was that wrong? I gotta plead ignorance on this one!
Yeah, that’s a good line - but you have to remember to have a puzzled,bewildered expression on your face when you say it, tho.
Jeez, he could even be expelled from the Society of English Majors...
I'm sure it seemed funny at the time, but knowing the power he held over them and what else he was doing with them backstage renders these now creepy videos unwatchable.
“Garrison Keillor on Donald Trump: We will survive this”
The Curse of Trump strikes again !
There was nothing damning in the excerpt. I guess it must be deeper in the article.
What struck me the most during these annual exposures to "Prairie Home Companion" was how similar they were to the ones in past years. Keillor had a significant staff of writers, editors, producers, and now apparently girl friends, who did nothing but support his shows. Yet, the shows were allways the same. He would replay, apparently endlessly his song "We're all Republicans now", He would have some kind of folk singer play a couple of songs on a guitar, and then he would wax, endlessly, on some liberal cause. There was nothing, ever, new!
I compare this to the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Rush has more original content from hour to hour than Keillor had from year to year. And that's without a staff of dozens to create it. Bye bye Keillor. I won't miss you.
Prog atheists will be perverts. It’s a natural consequence of their self-centered belief system.
That’s where I am, too. Where is all the criminal litigation for this spate of accusations?
The women should be grateful he did not walk around with an open bathrobe like that cbs guy!
Number two is Letterman was sort of like a cult leader. He had power over the women who worked for him, but it wasn't just entirely a matter of his power of position.
The story didn't make the news because the woman involved wanted it made public, but because her boyfriend or ex-boyfriend was trying to get money out of Letterman.
If more women go public and say Letterman was abusive, the story will pick up momentum, even though Letterman's been off the air for years, but if nobody's making new complaints public then it stays a non-story for the media.
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