The Ellen DeGeneres Show is being investigated after many staff members came forward with claims of a toxic work environment. Warner Media Company is conducting the investigation. For more on the talk show star read below.
Accusations of a hostile work place were made. Earlier in July, 10 former employees claimed they went through ugly experiences including racism, fear and intimidation.
WarnerMedia and a third party firm will be conducting an internal investigation and as a part of such they will be interviewing former and current staffers.
People who came forward said the toxic environment was created by executive producers and other senior staff members, and not the talk show host herself, however, one former employee stated that DeGeneres should “be more involved” in what happens off-camera.
Another ex staff member said: “That ‘be kind’ bulls–t only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for show,” he told BuzzFeed News. “I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show.”
Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner addressed the claims and told BuzzFeed News that they "are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us". They also said that they "need to do better, are committed to do better and we will do better.”
Former employees are happy that their stories are finally heard!