After no less than 11 The Ellen DeGeneres Show current and former employees came forward to complain about the workplace environment, it looks like WarnerMedia has decided to start an investigation into all of their claims. As you might know, the unnamed employees have accused the show of misconduct and described in detail all of the things they have allegedly gone through while working there.
Last week, Warner Bros. Television sent an internal memo that informed all staff they would use an independent third-party firm to interview all of the employees about their experiences working on the popular daytime talk show.
This was first reported by Variety and comes after BuzzFeed News talked with one current employee and ten other former ones about what they had gone through while working on the set of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
After all, they were apparently told not to talk to the host by the show’s executive producers who would also use their power over the staff every chance they got, overworking and berating them for any small complaint or mistake.
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Following these reports, the said producers, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner released a statement via ET in which they expressed their regrets over that toxic environment.
‘Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes, and employing over 1000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe, and inclusive work environment. We’re truly heartbroken and so sorry to learn even one person in our production family had a negative experience. It is not who we are and not the mission Ellen has set for us,’ the joint statement reads.
It goes on: ‘For the record, the day to day responsibility of the show is completely on us. We take all this very seriously and realize, as many in the world are realizing that we need to do better, so we are committed to doing better, and we will do better.’