In the statement, MPR President Jon McTaggart defended the November decision saying, "If the full 12-page letter or even a detailed summary of the alleged incidents were to be made public, we believe that would clarify why MPR ended its business relationship with Garrison and correct the misunderstandings and misinformation about the decision.”
Tuesday’s story also said Keillor had relationships with two women in his office and that his production company sent a check for $16,000 to one of the women and asked her to sign a confidentiality agreement barring her from discussing the two’s involvement.
The woman did not sign the agreement nor did she cash the check, according to the story.
Keillor sent an email to MPR in response to a request to comment on the story before publication. He declined to comment, saying he was still negotiating with MPR over business relationships, adding, "But beyond that, I don't think MPR News can report fairly on MPR management's chaotic and disastrous actions. I think it would be a waste of time to engage in the he said/they said game. There are facts here that need to be respected. I'll be able to tell my side of the story at length, in my own words, in due course, and that's sufficient for me."
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