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DeGeneres apologizes to show's staff amid workplace inquiry

DeGeneres apologizes to show's staff amid workplace inquiry”

This was clearly mocking the statement, in which she accepted responsibility only for not seeing the mistreatment, and not for being part of it. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others...

Only time will tell if the probe will clear her name or bring the show to its downfall. "To think that any one of you felt that way is very bad to me", she concluded her letter, adding that she's grateful people felt "safe" enough to come forward with their experiences.

After the allegations were made, WarnerMedia launched an investigation into what is happening at the show.

In it, she says that when The Ellen DeGeneres Show started she told everyone it would be "a place of happiness".

Ellen DeGeneres has said that changes will be made to the running of her TV show after it emerged during the week that it was under investigation.

In the letter obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres wrote an apology to her staff for the way that some of them have been treated by producers.

However, all this has been put into question after an investigation was opened due to many accusations from former and current employees about bullying and a lot of toxicity at the working place. In another case, a former Black employee said she was subjected to multiple "microaggressions" during her tenure, including once at a staff party.

After dozens of accusations of toxic and abusive behavior from former staff on her show, an Australian radio host is sharing another story of odd behavior from Ellen.

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"When Ellen DeGeneres came to Australia to do her show in 2013, I was the executive producer of the Today show, so we partnered with them".

"I'm not blaming Ellen, because I didn't get to talk to her because I wasn't allowed to, so I don't know if she's a nice person or not, I wouldn't have a clue", he continued. "She'll come in, she'll sit down, she'll talk to Richard, then Ellen will leave'".

"Alongside Warner Bros, we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues".

Almost a dozen ex-employees across all levels of the show told BuzzFeed News that Leman employed a mask of sarcasm while allegedly targeting junior level and younger employees with sexually explicit comments and inappropriate behaviour.

"Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres are all committed to ensuring a workplace based on respect and inclusion".

Similar accusations were leveled against producer Ed Glavin, who did not respond to BuzzFeed's request for comment prior to publication.

Leman issued a statement after the Buzzfeed article was published to categorically deny "any kind of sexual impropriety". "We hoped to determine the validity and extent of publicly reported allegations and to understand the full breadth of the show's day-to-day culture".



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