Radio host Garrison Keillor fired over improper behavior allegations

'Prairie Home Companion' host retired from show in 2016

Garrison Keillor at the Norman Mailer Center 4th Annual Benefit Gala on Oct. 4, 2012. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Norman Mailer Center)

MINNEAPOLIS – Garrison Keillor, the retired host of "A Prairie Home Companion," says Minnesota Public Radio fired him over allegations of improper behavior, The Associated Press reports.

Keillor, 75, wrote in a statement to the AP he was fired over, "a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than the version MPR heard."

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In July 2016, Keillor performed his final show at the Hollywood Bowl and turned the show over to Chris Thile, Twincities.com reports.

The AP reports Keillor was still producing "The Writer's Almanac" for syndication.

"Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him," the station wrote in a statement published Wednesday morning. "Last month, MPR was notified of the allegations which relate to Mr. Keillor's conduct while he was responsible for the production of A Prairie Home Companion (APHC)."

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