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Grammys CEO Deborah Dugan put on 'administrative leave'

In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. | Photo by Charles Sykes / Invision / AP
In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. In a move announced late Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, the Recording Academy has placed Dugan on administrative leave following an allegation of unspecified misconduct by a senior leader. | Photo by Charles Sykes / Invision / AP(KALB)
Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 10:42 PM CST
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Just six months after becoming president and CEO of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan has been placed on "administrative leave.”

The news comes 10 days before the 2020 Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles.

Dugan, the former CEO of Bono’s (RED) organization, became the first woman appointed to lead the academy.

Recording Academy Board Chair Harvey Mason Jr., the music producer who has worked with Chris Brown, Jennifer Hudson and more stars, will serve as interim president and CEO of the academy.

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