Ellen DeGeneres has been tangled in controversy immediately after controversy ever considering that the calendar year began.
And with the latest claims that were being produced towards her by some of her ex-personnel, The Ellen Show’s producers were being given no selection but to situation a assertion, addressing the accusations of the ‘toxic function environment’ that have been rife given that a while now.
Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner in a joint assertion supplied to Entertainment Tonight, expressed their regret about their previous staff members owning an disagreeable work working experience with them.
“In excess of the system of approximately two a long time, 3,000 episodes, and utilizing over 1000 staff members members, we have strived to develop an open up, safe, and inclusive perform environment. We are definitely heartbroken and sorry to discover that even one particular person in our production family members has had a detrimental practical experience,” read through the assertion.
“It is not who we are and not who we attempt to be, and not the mission Ellen has established for us. For the file, the day to day duty of the Ellen demonstrate is entirely on us.”
“We consider all of this extremely very seriously and we comprehend, as a lot of in the planet are finding out, that we have to have to do far better, are fully commited to do superior, and we will do better,” they included.
Before this week, 10 former staff members of the display and one present, spoke to BuzzFeed News about the get the job done natural environment currently being “toxic” owing to the producers.
They recounted how they had been threatened with dismissal about professional medical leaves or bereavement days and had been questioned to refrain from talking to DeGeneres when she was in her business office.
Whilst no immediate comments have been manufactured about the communicate display host and comic, in the earlier number of months, several previous workforce as nicely as attendees on the demonstrate have spoken towards DeGeneres and her ‘mean’ actions.