MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former radio host Garrison Keillor says MPR did not initially have a face-to-face conversation about harassment accusations made against him.

A woman who worked with Keillor provided MPR of a document detailing dozens of inappropriate incidents involving Keillor, including requests for sexual contact and explicit sexual communications over several years.

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In a statement today, Keillor says the woman was his employee, not MPR’s, who worked from home and their correspondence was mostly via email.

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Keillor described her friendship as “mutual, reciprocal and respectful.”

“If I am guilty of harassment, then every employee who stole a pencil is guilty of embezzlement,” he continued. “I’m an honest fiction writer and I will tell this story in a novel.”

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MPR cut ties with Keillor after the first allegation surfaced in November.