Ellen DeGeneres: Lea Thompson backs Brad Garrett's comment on host's rude behavior

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When DeGeneres' letter to her staffers leaked to the press on Thursday, actor Brad Garrett took to Twitter to react to the news, accusing the hostess of poor behavior by multiple accounts.

On Friday, Scooter Braun, record executive and manager of clients like Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, took to Instagram to defend DeGeneres, saying people "love to take shots". DeGeneres wasn't directly implicated in the accusations, but as one former employee put it: "If she wants to have her own show and have her name on the show title, she needs to be more involved to see what's going on". "She doesn't do what is popular she does what is right". Lea Thompson, as well, added her voice to the list. "@theellenshow thank you for all you do and keep your head held high".

Warner Bros has said it will investigate after a BuzzFeed News report alleged a toxic work culture.

Andy Lassner, executive producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", tweeted back to someone who was questioning whether the show would be canceled.

In a statement following their internal investigation, Warner Bros. said, "We have identified several staffing changes, along with appropriate measures to address the issues that have been raised, and are taking the first steps to implement them".

Lassner has been the executive producer on "Ellen" since 2003. Television, which produces The Ellen DeGeneres Show, of complaints ranging from bullying to racism among production staff.

The allegations, which were made by several former staff members in a BuzzFeed article earlier in July, painted a radically different view of life behind the cameras from the upbeat and positive vibe presented by DeGeneres on the show.



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