Ellen DeGeneres address workplace allegations in letter to staff

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A few hours before Scooter's public backing of Ellen, "Everybody Loves Raymond" star Brad Garrett, who has reportedly been on Ellen's show six times, said the alleged mistreatment of staff wasn't a secret.

Breen's testimony follows reports that WarnerMedia, the producers of the Ellen Show, have launched an internal investigation into the workplace culture following allegations from current and former staff about racism and bullying on set. She stated that she's unhappy to learn this isn't the case and because her "name is on the show" she will "take responsibility for that". Obviously, something altered, and I am dissatisfied to discover that this has actually not held true. I can do anything I want.

The comedian added she will play her part by pushing to ensure everyone learns and grows from the experience.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported on DeGeneres' email and the change among the show's executive producers. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has aired 3,016 episodes since then, according to IMDb.

"They controlled everything", he said about Ellen's army of producers. "So they controlled the interview seats, the lights, how it would work, everything".

WarnerMedia announced the investigation into racist and intimidating behavior behind the scenes of the long-running show.

".we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues". Ellen's going to arrive at 10.15 and she'll be sitting in this chair here and Richard you'll be sitting in this chair here. You don't talk to her, you don't approach her, you don't look at her. One worker was said to have said that she left because of comments about her race. "To think that any one of you felt that way is terrible to me", DeGeneres added. Like, we're there to do an interview to promote what she's doing, but you can't look at her? "I had to ask them to be quiet because we were filming an interview".

DeGeneres said she had also realised that people who worked with and for her were speaking for her and misrepresenting her and that "that has to stop".

DeGeneres closed her letter saying that she wanted to tell the staff in person, but the coronavirus pandemic is keeping that from happening.

In its statement, Warner Bros. said it and DeGeneres take the allegations about the show's "workplace culture very seriously" and that its parent company is seeking to determine the validity of the publicly reported allegations and understand the show's daily workings.

Former and current employees have raised complaints over the work environment at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

"That "be kind" [stuff] only happens when the cameras are on".

The former employees seem to have different opinions on whether DeGeneres knew about this.

The allegations were made by several former staff members in a BuzzFeed article published in early July.

Others claimed that raising complaints about offensive or racist comments from colleagues saw them labelled as "PC police".

While the entertainment conglomerate has not revealed who will leave "Ellen", sources close to the show told Variety Thursday that executive producer Ed Glavin is set to step down from his position.



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