Grammys chief Deborah Dugan suspended after misconduct allegation

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

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

Dugan became the first woman appointed to lead the academy.

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.

Dugan succeeded Neil Portnow, who led the Grammys since 2002.

This year’s Grammys is set to feature performances by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Demi Lovato, Aerosmith, Tyler the Creator, Run-DMC, Rosalía, H.E.R. and Lizzo, who is the top nominee with eight.