The Ellen DeGeneres Show is reportedly facing internal investigation following multiple complaints of workplace mistreatment, racism and intimidation after former staff share their horror stories.
According to Variety, Warner Bros emailed a memo to employees of the talk show last week, which stated that the Hollywood giants will be interviewing current and former staffers about their experience on set.
Interviews will be conducted by Warner Media’s employee relations group and an unspecified “third party firm,”, LA Times noted. The report comes after several allegations by current and former staffers of the TV show hosted by award-winning comedic genius Ellen DeGeneres said that they were subjected to a toxic work environment.
Earlier this month, BuzzFeed News published accounts from one current staffer and 10 former staffers who anonymously claimed they were subjected to a “toxic work environment.”
Some workers alleged they were fired after taking medical leave and were subjected to favoritism by executive producers. In all of these though, Ellen DeGeneres herself was never accused of any of the alleged misconduct even though one anonymous worker stated; “I think the executive producers surround her and tell her, ‘Things are going great, everybody’s happy,’ and she just believes that, but it’s her responsibility to go beyond that.”
Following the reports of an impending investigation by Warner Bros, the show’s Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner told E! News they are taking the claims “very seriously.”
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