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Just days before the Grammy awards are set to air up right here on CBS the recently suspended CEO of the recording academy is making some very explosive claims in a forty six page discrimination complaint Debra Dylan says she's being retaliated against for reporting misconduct including what she calls corrupt voting practices and a rape allegation very serious stuff Dugan started the job just six months ago Jamie you causes in Los Angeles with more on the story Jamie this is a big bombshell how's the economy responding it absolutely is scale in a statement the academy is going after their CEOs credibility calling it quote curious that miss do get never raise these grave allegations until a week after legal claims were made against her personally hi everyone I'm never do again two months after Dever Dugan help unveiled this year's Grammy nominations she's pulling back the curtain on what she calls a boys club that puts their financial interests above the academy's mission in the X. Huang is Rolling Stone senior music business editor says a lot basically that says the economy this represented itself to the public to its voting members and also to her when she came in some of Dugan's most damning claims involve former CEO Neil Portnow who was criticized for comments he made in twenty eighteen about the lack of female winners saying women who want a bigger role in the music industry need to do one thing to step up he later apologized in the complaint Dugan says she learned of foreign recording artist Hey cues Mr Portnow of raping her following a performance that you gave at Carnegie Hall this is the first time that anyone in the in the media has read or seen any allegations about this particular incident you can bet that that's going to cast a pretty big shadow over the recording academy for days if not weeks or months to come the complaint also includes an email do you consent to human resources and what she alleges she was sexually harassed by the academy's general counsel Joel Katz in a statement his attorney tells deadline Mr can't categorically and emphatically denies her version of that evening the academy also put out a statement saying Dugan's claims come only after a female employee alleged ms Dugan had created a toxic and intolerable work environment and engaged in abusive and bowling conduct it says it immediately launched investigations into both her allegations and her alleged misconduct and that she was placed on administrative leave only after offering to step down and demanding twenty two million dollars Dugan's lawyers refuted that claim Tuesday saying it was the academy that offer Dugan millions of dollars to drop her allegations and leave it seems pretty clear that the relationship between Deborah do again and the recording academy is fraying right now and there's no putting it back together in an easy way Dugan further alleges the Grammy voting process is white with corruption saying that the board uses secret committees to push forward artists with whom they have relationships she says this year thirty artists that were not selected by the twelve thousand voting members were added to the possible nomination list and if she's right about that then that's something I'll have resonance far beyond just this year's Grammys alone now for now has not returned a request for comment in its statement the academy says its loyalty belongs to its members and regrets that music's biggest night is being stolen from them by miss Dugan's actions they say they're working to resolve the matter as quickly as