Grammys head faces misconduct allegation

National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences president and CEO Deborah Dugan has been placed on administrative leave.
2:12 | 01/17/20

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Now to breaking news overnight, new trouble for the grammys. Less than two weeks before music's biggest night the head of the recording academy placed on leave facing a misconduct Kaylee Hartung is here with that story for us. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, robin. When deb Dugan was named head of the recording academy the move was applauded but less than six months later the first woman to hold that job is now under investigation. with ten days to go until grammy night a major shake-up overnight in the recording academy. The group's president and CEO Deborah Dugan, the first woman to hold the job, now placed on administrative leave over an allegation of misconduct by a senior female member of the team. The recording academy telling ABC news the board of trustees has also retained two independent third party investigators to conduct independent investigations of the allegations. Dugan's role as head of the academy only went into effect five months ago and the nature of the allegation remains unclear. The news stunning many inside the industry including "Variety's" Jim aswod who interviewed her. I spoke to her ten days ago. No question she was going to make big changes. She hasn't said exactly what they were. Fallin' in and out of love Reporter: Alicia keys is hosting the night on January 26th. With the Jonas brother, lizzo, Ariana grande and aerosmith slated to perform. I don't want to miss a thing Reporter: Her sidelining as the first female president and CEO coming after the organization's diversity and inclusion task force released its report pointing to two committees that were 70% male. My surmise and that of others is this is a coup, that Deborah Dugan came in with a style very different from the one of her predecessor Neil portnow who was much more political. She had an array of experience hoping to drive the vision to the next level. Now with all eyes on the recording academy in the lead-up to music's big night, swift answers will be needed. Thank you, Kaylee. Overseas to that crisis in

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