Everybody Loves Raymond actor, Brad Garrett tweeted Ellen DeGeneres' treatment of other people is common knowledge in response. "It's all for show", one former employee told BuzzFeed News in mid-July.
Ellen DeGeneres has apologised to her staff amid allegations of a toxic work environment on her talk show.
The allegations included employees being fired after taking medical leave or bereavement days, facing microaggressions and a culture of bullying and favouritism by executive producers. "Anyway the producers called us aside and said 'OK this is how it's going to work here this morning".
Another report was released by BuzzFeed News.
All three EP's named in Buzzfeed's report issued a joint statement earlier this month: "Over the course of almost two decades, 3,000 episodes, and employing over 1,000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe, and inclusive work environment". Another claimed she saw Lenman groping a production assistant. DeGeneres herself was not accused of misconduct in the BuzzFeed story, but it says that top producers and senior managers created a workplace rife with sexual harassment and misconduct, racism, unjust termination, intimidation, and fear.
The former employees seem to have different opinions on whether DeGeneres knew about this. Most recently, Australian media exec Neil Breen went live this week during his radio show, 4BC Breakfast with Neil Breen, when he told a truly ridiculous story about the daytime host from a sit-down they had several years ago.
Even down under, this "toxic work environment" is well-known. It's outrageous that she is trying to pretend that this is all a shock to her.
The star continued: "My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that". As we've grown exponentially, I've not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd want them done. "Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case." she wrote in the letter.
Glavin is reportedly leaving his executive producer role imminently.
Breen stopped short of saying that DeGeneres was a bad person.
If something were to happen to the show, DeGeneres could miss out on her hosting salary, which, according to Forbes, is eight-figures.
"The behavior of her show executives has been appalling, but [Ellen] is no better". Brad was on the circuit (with his bball bit) around the same time Ellen was. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention.