Radio host Garrison Keillor has been fired by Minnesota Public Radio amid accusations of improper behavior.
The former host of a “A Prairie Home Companion” told the AP in an email that he’d been axed.
In a statement, Keillor said he was given the boot over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard.”
The longtime radio host penned an op-ed published Tuesday, saying a photo of Sen. Al Franken groping Leeann Tweeden was simply done “in a spirit of low comedy.”
“On the flight home, in a spirit of low comedy, Al ogled Miss Tweeden and pretended to grab her and a picture was taken,” he wrote in the Washington Post.
“Eleven years later, a talk show host in LA, she goes public, and there is talk of resignation,” Keillor continued. “This is pure absurdity, and the atrocity it leads to is a code of public deadliness.”
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