Deborah Dugan CEO Grammys to file a discrimination complaint against Recording Academy

In a statement to E! News, Douglas H. Wigdor and Michael J. Willemin, who are representing the CEO Deborah Dugan, reveal she's filing a complaint against the Recording Academy for discrimination. They state, “The complaint that we’re filing against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences highlights tactics reminiscent of those deployed by individuals defending Harvey Weinstein.” The Grammy awards have often caused controversy and it seems like this year may be no different. Less than two weeks before the 2020 Grammy Awards, CEO of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan, has been suspended from her role, the Recording Academy said in a statement. "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 message began. Throughout the investigation, board chair Harvey Mason Jr will serve as interim President and CEO.