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Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on ‘administrative leave’ after allegation of misconduct

NEW YORK — The Recording Academy has placed Deborah Dugan, its president and CEO of just six months, on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader.

The move announced late Thursday comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles.

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FILE 2019: Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

“In light of concerns raised to the Recording Academy Board of Trustees, including a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team, the board has placed Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan on administrative leave, effective immediately,” the academy said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday. “The board has also retained two independent third-party investigators to conduct independent investigations of the allegations.”

Dugan, the former CEO of Bono’s (RED) organization, became the first woman appointed to lead the academy.

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Recording Academy Board Chair Harvey Mason Jr., the music producer who has worked with Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson and more, will serve as interim president and CEO of the academy.

“The board determined this action to be necessary in order to restore the confidence of the Recording Academy’s membership, repair Recording Academy employee morale, and allow the Recording Academy to focus on its mission of serving all music creators,” the statement continued. “The Recording Academy Board of Trustees is committed to fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace, music industry, and society.”

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Dugan succeeded Neil Portnow, who led the Grammys since 2002. Before joining (RED), the AIDS organization that launched in 2006, Dugan was president of Disney Publishing Worldwide and executive vice president at EMI/Capitol Records. She started her career as an attorney on Wall Street.

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Before Dugan, music executive Christine Farnon held the top position at the academy for years, though she never had the title of president and CEO. She held multiple positions at the Grammys throughout her tenure, retiring in 1992 as executive vice president. Michael Greene became the first official president and CEO of the academy in 1988, leading the organization until 2002 when Portnow took over.

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Man caught on video destroying Bloomingdale’s cosmetics section: cops

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A man was arrested after going berserk inside a Connecticut Bloomingdale’s and knocking over racks of perfumes and cosmetics in an apparent fit of rage on Monday.

Surveillance footage obtained by ABC7 allegedly shows Jason Gilbertie methodically trashing the cosmetics section of the luxury department store chain at the SoNo Collection mall in Norwalk.

When a security guard tried to intervene, Gilbertie, 42, allegedly threw items at him and punched him. Another security guard tried to pepper spray Gilbertie, but that did little to stop his mall meltdown, cops said.

Witnesses reported that a man was “destroying all of the items in the store” and had punched another person, around 6:45 p.m. Monday, police said, according to The Hour.

Officers were eventually able to restrain Gilbertie after a brief struggle. It’s unclear what prompted the rampage.

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The store said the man caused about $100,000 worth of damage.

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Recording Academy CEO Suspended Amid Allegations Of Misconduct

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Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan speaks during the 62nd Grammy Awards Nominations Conference at CBS Broadcast Center in November.

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The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has placed its president and CEO, Deborah Dugan, on administrative leave in a major shakeup at the organization less than two weeks before this year’s Grammy Awards ceremony.

A statement released by the Recording Academy’s board of trustees referred to “a formal allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the Recording Academy team” and said it had placed Dugan “on administrative leave, effective immediately.”

The statement did not specify the nature of the allegation, nor who is accused of committing the misconduct.

Dugan became the Recording Academy’s first woman CEO less than six months ago. She followed Neil Portnow, who led the Grammys for 17 years, but sparked controversy with a comment after the 2018 show that women needed to “step up” to get ahead in the music industry.

“The board has also retained two independent third-party investigators to conduct independent investigations of the allegations,” the statement said.

“The board determined this action to be necessary in order to restore the confidence of the Recording Academy’s membership, repair Recording Academy employee morale, and allow the Recording Academy to focus on its mission of serving all music creators,” it continued. “The Recording Academy Board of Trustees is committed to fostering a safe, diverse, and inclusive workplace, music industry, and society.”

The Recording Academy’s board chair, Harvey Mason Jr., a music producer who has worked with such recording artists as Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson, will step in as interim president and CEO, the statement said.

Dugan headed Bono’s (RED), an organization focused on combating HIV/AIDS, before coming to the Academy and had previously been president of Disney Publishing Worldwide and executive vice president at EMI/Capitol Records.

She came in promising to “reinvent” the organization, telling NPR in an interview in December that she was leading “a major restructuring to allow for immediate diversity.”

Dugan said she and Mason were “personally and professionally committed to advance and champion diversity, inclusivity, transparency — making processes simple and understandable.”

This year’s Grammy Awards ceremony, to be held Jan. 26, will feature performances by, among others, Lizzo, who tops the list with eight nominations; Aerosmith; Camila Cabello; Billie Eilish; H.E.R.; The Jonas Brothers; Demi Lovato; Bonnie Raitt; Rosalía; Run DMC; Blake Shelton; Gwen Stefani; Tyler, The Creator; and Charlie Wilson.

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Cuomo should focus on NY’s bail law, $6.1B budget gap than state flag, license plates: state lawmakers

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been taking heat this week from state politicians, many of whom say the governor’s priorities seem misplaced.

They argue that Cuomo has appeared more concerned about trying to get the motto “E Pluribus Unum” onto the state flag than about closing the state’s $6.1 billion budget gap or addressing a much-criticized bail-reform law.

The bail-reform law has come under fire following a series of highly publicized crimes, including the rape and murder of a 92-year-old woman, a wave of anti-Semitic attacks and a $1 million burglary spree.

State Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican from Staten Island who’s running for a U.S. House seat, tweeted Thursday that Cuomo, “is more concerned about changing the state’s license plate and flag than the botched bail law that’s putting New Yorkers in imminent danger. This is ridiculous.”

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“There are $6.1 billion more important things to be focused on,” Assembly Republican Leader Will Barclay agreed, according to The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester.

Stony Point Councilman Tom Basile, a former member of the George W. Bush administration, former executive director of the New York Republican Party and a Fox News contributor, called Cuomo “unhinged.”

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“Violent offenders are running free,” Basile wrote on Twitter. “City schools graduate less than 1/3 ready for college. High taxes are driving people out — BUT he wants to change the state flag.”

Even Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara, a Democrat from Schenectady, was against the flag-change idea.

“People aren’t interested in changing the flag—they’re interested in PUBLIC SAFETY and keeping more of their HARD EARNED MONEY!” he wrote online.

Cuomo has placed the U.S. motto meaning “out of many, one” at airports, train stations, subway stops and in tunnels, the Democrat and Chronicle reported.

The governor proposed adding the motto to the state’s coat of arms in the middle of the flag – which has changed little since the Revolution – during his State of the State speech last week, according to the newspaper.

“In this term of turmoil, let New York state remind the nation of who we are,” Cuomo said in his Jan. 8 speech, the newspaper reported. “Let’s add ‘E Pluribus Unum’ to the seal of our state and proclaim at this time the simple truth that without unity, we are nothing.”

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The current state flag hasn’t been altered since 1882, according to Rochester’s WROC-TV.

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Why the Iowa caucuses are being dissed and downgraded

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The Iowa caucuses, which have always provided rocket fuel to winning presidential candidates, may fail to achieve liftoff this time.

The media, whose usual fixation on Iowa has been eclipsed by their obsession with impeachment, are very likely to devalue the caucuses.

Much of the chatter has focused on how the impeachment trial will pull the Democratic senators—Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar—off the trail in the final two weeks of the contest. Instead of pressing the flesh in Des Moines and Dubuque, they’ll be trapped in the Senate chamber, six days a week, unable to speak in their role as jurors.

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But the more important impact may be on the coverage. The cable news networks will be going wall to wall on the trial of President Trump, and each day’s arguments (or testimony) will likely dominate the prime-time shows. If the 2020 candidates are giving speeches or doing interviews or taking jabs at each other, their airtime will be more of an afterthought.

The same will be true of newspapers, magazines, radio and websites, though these outlets may have more flexibility to walk the impeachment walk and chew the campaign gum at the same time.

Still, much of the drama will be drained in the runup to the caucuses, just as this week’s CNN debate in Iowa was largely forgotten by the next morning.

The biggest impact will come after the Feb. 3 voting. The winner—as was true with Jimmy Carter in 1976 and Barack Obama in 2008—usually gets an avalanche of publicity and a boost in the following week’s New Hampshire primary. But most of the media oxygen will be consumed by the Trump trial.

That’s why the press is likely to downgrade the results. If Joe Biden or Pete Buttigieg wins the caucuses, the pundits will slap an asterisk on their victory. They had an unfair advantage, the political analysts will say, because the senators were barely able to campaign in a state that prizes personal contact with candidates. (Of course, if Sanders or Warren win, they’ll be portrayed as overcoming a huge obstacle.)

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So the Iowa caucuses, in short, ain’t what they used to be.

Now this may in some ways be healthy. While I’m always impressed by how seriously Iowans take their first-in-the-nation role, the fact remains that this predominantly white and rural state is unrepresentative of the country.

What’s more, Iowa will pick a grand total of 49 delegates out of the 4,750 who will be sent to the Milwaukee convention. So what should pale in importance compared to, say, Super Tuesday, is hyped by the press into a make-or-break contest. Ratcheting down the importance of Iowa might be a step toward sanity.

What’s more, Iowa is changing its reporting process to include who had the most votes at the beginning and end of the lengthy caucuses, which will enable the candidates to spin and fudge the results.

The bottom line is that the media will be grading the Iowa results on a curve, muffling its usual impact under the roar of impeachment.

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Ex-RNC Chair Exposes ‘Un-American’ Hypocrisy Of GOP Senators In Trump Senate Trial

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Michael Steele tore into the GOP senators who on Thursday took an oath to serve as honest jurors in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump despite previously claiming they don’t care about the evidence that will be presented against the president over the Ukraine scandal.

“Don’t stand in the chamber today and take the oath,” the former chair of the Republican National Committee said in an interview with MSNBC’s Brian Williams and Nicolle Wallace.

Continued Steele:

Take your behind out of the chamber when it’s time to swear in, because you will be lying to the American people. Because you’ve already told us you plan not to be an honest juror. So, this is almost a joke in the sense that you have some of these senators walking into this room, standing in front of the country, standing in front of the chief justice of the United States, raising their damn hand to swear an oath that they know they’re not going to defend nor uphold.

Steele, the RNC’s chair from 2009 to 2011, said it would signal to the American people that the rule of law “doesn’t matter, at least for some.”

“It would matter for you,” expanded the frequent Trump critic. “Don’t try that when you get called for jury duty the next time. Don’t try that when you’re sitting in front of a judge under indictment because the rules, when applied to you, will come crashing down around your head.”

“That’s the responsibility at this moment that I think a lot of these members are going to let slip by,” Steele added, describing the actions of the Republican senators as “disgusting” and “un-American.”

“They should be embarrassed to stand there and take the office when they’ve already told us they plan to lie when they do so,” he concluded.

Check out the clip above.

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Ex-RNC Chair Exposes ‘Un-American’ Hypocrisy Of GOP Senators In Trump Senate Trial

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Michael Steele tore into the GOP senators who on Thursday took an oath to serve as honest jurors in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump despite previously claiming they don’t care about the evidence that will be presented against the president over the Ukraine scandal.

“Don’t stand in the chamber today and take the oath,” the former chair of the Republican National Committee said in an interview with MSNBC’s Brian Williams and Nicolle Wallace.

Continued Steele:

Take your behind out of the chamber when it’s time to swear in, because you will be lying to the American people. Because you’ve already told us you plan not to be an honest juror. So, this is almost a joke in the sense that you have some of these senators walking into this room, standing in front of the country, standing in front of the chief justice of the United States, raising their damn hand to swear an oath that they know they’re not going to defend nor uphold.

Steele, the RNC’s chair from 2009 to 2011, said it would signal to the American people that the rule of law “doesn’t matter, at least for some.”

“It would matter for you,” expanded the frequent Trump critic. “Don’t try that when you get called for jury duty the next time. Don’t try that when you’re sitting in front of a judge under indictment because the rules, when applied to you, will come crashing down around your head.”

“That’s the responsibility at this moment that I think a lot of these members are going to let slip by,” Steele added, describing the actions of the Republican senators as “disgusting” and “un-American.”

“They should be embarrassed to stand there and take the office when they’ve already told us they plan to lie when they do so,” he concluded.

Check out the clip above.

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Kimberley Strassel on Lev Parnas’ claims about Trump, Ukraine: ‘This is just sort of a fantastical tale’

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Lev Parnas has a credibility problem — and so do some of the media outlets that have been covering him, Wall Street Journal columnist and editorial board member Kimberley Strassel said Thursday.

Parnas is the indicted associate of President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani — and this week his media blitz ahead of expected court appearances included interviews on MSNBC and CNN.

“The problem … for the media is that this goes beyond the question of Lev Parnas’ credibility,” Strassel observed on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” “I mean, that’s a big first strike. But also the information that he claims to impart is irrelevant or unbelievable.

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“Part of this is supposedly the notes that he scribbled,” Strassel continued. “We don’t know when they were, we don’t know in what context. And to the extent they might apply to something, it’s to Rudy Giuliani’s activities, which Rudy Giuliani was completely open about the entire time he was doing.”

Speaking to MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” a day after he provided a slew of new documents and text messages to House investigators, Parnas told Maddow that Trump was contemplating cutting all forms of financial assistance to Ukraine — not just military aid — in exchange for an investigation into Joe Biden. Parnas said the plot had a clear political motivation.

But Strassel continued to dismiss Parnas’ claims.

“He claims to suggest that he knows what was going through Donald Trump’s mind. What [Attorney General] Bill Barr knew? What [Vice President] Mike Pence knew?” Strassel said. “Look, we’ve got people who are far closer to the president than Lev Parnas who would not… seek to make that claim. So this is just sort of a fantastical tale.”

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Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway also weighed in on the topic, ripping the media.

“Here’s an important issue here that the media do have some responsibility here. You were supposed to vet allegations when they’re made, not just air them and not run wild with them,” Hemingway said. “They’re not doing that in this case, as, at the same time they claim they care about disinformation.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Florida Supreme Court sides with DeSantis, rules convicted felons must pay off fines before voting

Florida’s Supreme Court has sided with Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis by ruling that some convicted felons should be required to pay off any fines or fees before they can regain their right to vote.

The court released an advisory opinion Thursday affirming the language used by DeSantis in response to Amendment 4, a change to the state’s constitution in 2018 to restore voting rights to nearly 1.4 million ex-felons. Before the amendment, voting rights had been revoked for anyone convicted of a felony in Florida.

The governor wanted clarification from the court over certain language added to the law, which said that rights would be restored “upon completion of all terms of sentence including parole or probation.”

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Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses reporters at Everglades Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale in an undated photo. (Associated Press)

“The Governor asks whether the phrase ‘all terms of sentence’ encompasses legal financial obligations (LFOs)—fines, restitution, costs, and fees ordered by the sentencing court,” the opinion said.

The court responded: “We answer in the affirmative, concluding that ‘all terms of sentence’ encompasses not just durational periods but also all LFOs imposed in conjunction with an adjudication of guilt.”

DeSantis said Thursday he was “pleased” with the court’s decision.

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“I am pleased that @FLCourts confirms that Amendment 4 requires fines, fees & restitution be paid to victims before their voting rights may be restored,” he wrote on Twitter. “Voting is a privilege that should not be taken lightly, and I am obligated to faithfully implement Amendment 4 as it is defined.”

Kathy Rundle, state attorney for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, said she was “terribly disappointed” in the ruling, arguing it was a roadblock for what “the majority of Floridians voted for in 2018.”

“We need to be working on a responsible and accessible path forward on restoring rights, not making it harder,” she wrote.

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has long advocated for restoring voting rights for felons who have completed their prison sentences.

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“In my state, what we do is separate. You’re paying a price, you committed a crime, you’re in jail. That’s bad,” Sanders said. “But you’re still living in American society and you have a right to vote. I believe in that, yes, I do.”

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‘Let’s Get The Words Out’: Lara Trump Taunts Joe Biden Over Stutter

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Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump and adviser to his reelection campaign, appeared to mock former Vice President Joe Biden over his speech impediment. 

“I feel kind of sad for Joe Biden,” she said this week at a “Women for Trump” event in Iowa. 

Lara Trump, who is married to middle son Eric Trump, added: 

“I’m supposed to want him to fail at every turn, but every time he comes on stage or they turn to him, I’m like, ‘Joe, can you get it out? Let’s get the words out, Joe.’ You kinda feel bad for him. The problem is that’s their front-runner, guys, OK?”

Biden has had a history of stuttering and has been open about his struggles to overcome the condition.  

Sanders deleted the tweet, saying she didn’t know about his stutter, and apologized to Biden. 

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