MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new statement from Garrison Keillor raises questions about allegations of improper behavior that led Minnesota Public Radio to terminate his contracts.

Keillor said Wednesday he had been fired, and MPR soon confirmed the move. MPR said the allegation involved one person who worked with Keillor on ``A Prairie Home Companion'' before he left the show in 2016.

MPR said it had no similar allegations involving other staff.

In a later statement to MPR News, Keillor wrote that he has to respect the privacy ``of the two employees who made the allegations.''

A spokeswoman for MPR's corporate arm didn't immediately respond to a message to clarify whether the accusation involved one person or two.

Keillor says he put his hand on the bare back of a woman he had been trying to console, and when she recoiled, he apologized.

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