Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres to address toxic workplace scandal with show fans

ANI | Updated: Aug 24, 2020 22:42 IST

Washington [US], Aug 24 (ANI): American comedian and TV show host Ellen DeGeneres says she does not plan on shying away from talking to fans about the controversy of toxic work culture that has embroiled her talk show.
According to Page Six, following lunch with a friend, the 62-year-old talk show host was asked by a paparazzo how her show - which has faced mounting allegations of toxicity in the workplace -would look following the removal of three top producers.
Though DeGeneres didn't address the ousters of executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman, she did mention her fans.
"I will be talking to my fans," said the 'Mr. Wrong' star in a video posted by the Daily Mail.
DeGeneres has been attempting damage control following an explosive report in which former and current employees came forward to speak about the allegedly toxic environment behind the scenes of the show. They claimed the set was filled with intimidation, racism and fear.
Page Six reported that DeGeneres added some perks for her employees following the accusations, including increased paid time off and birthdays off. She also addressed her employees via Zoom to apologise and encourage them to look at her, after a producer on an Australian morning show previously revealed that her staff demanded no one make eye contact with her.
Previously, the outlet reported that certain staff would be back at work this week to kick off production on the upcoming season, which originally was scheduled to premiere on September 9, 2020. It since has been pushed back to September 14. (ANI)