Garrison Keillor
Humorist, Radio Personality

Allegations Summary:
Sexual harassment
Industry:
Alleged Victim Gender:
Female

Garrison Keillor is a humorist and radio personality best known as the host of the long-running public radio program A Prairie Home Companion. He is also the author of several popular books, including Lake Wobegon DaysLeaving HomeWe Are Still Married, WLT: A Radio Romance, and Pontoon: A Novel of Lake Wobegon.

In 2017, Keillor was accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked with him on A Prairie Home Companion.  The allegations included “requests for sexual contact and explicit descriptions of sexual communications and touching.” Minnesota Public Radio said that in their investigation, they uncovered “dozens” of instances of inappropriate behavior by Keillor.

An investigation by Minnesota Public Radio News (but unrelated the corporate investigation) also uncovered other allegations, including:

2001: While Keillor was a writing teacher at the University of Minnesota, one of his students alleged that he shared his “intense attraction” to her when she inquired about becoming an intern on A Prairie Home Companion.

2012: Keillor allegedly wrote a sexual limerick about an employee on the wall of his “Common Goods” bookstore.

Keillor was also accused of having romantic relationships with subordinates and punishing or rewarding them based upon the state of the relationship rather than their job performance.

 

Film/TV Appearances
as cast member
Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past
2017
Tom and Jerry's Giant Adventure
Farmer O'Dell/Narrator
2013
Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes
[himself]
2009
A Prairie Home Companion
GK
2006
Afraid So
Narrator
2006
The Office (TV Series - 1 Episode)
2005
A Prairie Home Companion 30th Broadcast Season Celebration
Garrison Keillor
2004
Cog
Narrator (voice)
2003
The Main Stream
Himself
2002
The Haunted History of Halloween
Himself
1997
Redux Riding Hood
Narrator
1997
Baseball (TV Series - 18 Episodes)
Voice (Walt Whitman)
1994
The Civil War (TV Series - 17 Episodes)
Walt Whitman
1990
American Experience (TV Series - 1 Episode)
Narrator (voice)
1988
Filmography
as crew member
A Prairie Home Companion
Radio Play
2006
A Prairie Home Companion
Story
2006
A Prairie Home Companion
Screenplay
2006
The Sandy Bottom Orchestra
Novel
2000