Deborah Dugan described the Recording Academy as a "boys' club"

Voting for the Grammy Awards is “ripe with corruption”, Recording Academy chief Deborah Dugan has claimed, days after she was suspended from her job.

Dugan said she was removed as retaliation for uncovering misconduct at the Academy, which runs the awards.

She has detailed allegations of sexual harassment, conflicts of interest and voting irregularities within the body.

The Academy has questioned why she did not raise the “grave allegations” until she was accused of bullying herself.

In a statement, it said she was accused of workplace harassment by a female colleague in December. Dugan has denied the bullying claim.

The Academy said it has launched two independent investigations – into the complaints made by Dugan, and those made against her.

Dugan also said she was paid “substantially less” than her two male predecessors.

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