Ellen DeGeneres has been tangled in controversy immediately after controversy at any time considering that the 12 months began.
And with the most current claims that had been built versus her by some of her ex-employees, The Ellen Clearly show’s producers have been specified no decision but to problem a assertion, addressing the accusations of the ‘toxic function environment’ that have been rife due to the fact a while now.
Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner in a joint statement given to Entertainment Tonight, expressed their regret about their previous staff possessing an unpleasant perform knowledge with them.
“Over the program of approximately two decades, 3,000 episodes, and employing around 1000 staff associates, we have strived to make an open up, harmless, and inclusive function surroundings. We are actually heartbroken and sorry to find out that even one particular man or woman in our manufacturing family members has had a damaging working experience,” read through the statement.
“It is not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has established for us. For the document, the day to working day responsibility of the Ellen display is entirely on us.”
“We choose all of this very seriously and we recognize, as numerous in the world are discovering, that we need to have to do much better, are committed to do better, and we will do improved,” they included.
Previously this 7 days, 10 previous employees of the exhibit and one particular existing, spoke to BuzzFeed News about the get the job done setting staying “toxic” owing to the producers.
They recounted how they ended up threatened with dismissal above health-related leaves or bereavement days and were being requested to chorus from talking to DeGeneres when she was in her office.
While no immediate responses ended up designed about the speak show host and comic, in the earlier number of months, quite a few former staff as very well as visitors on the clearly show have spoken towards DeGeneres and her ‘mean’ conduct.