Ellen DeGeneres Reportedly ‘Tormented’ Her Household Workers by Setting Traps and Daily Performance Complaints

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellen DeGeneres in front of a white wall not smiling

Up till lately, when most individuals heard Ellen DeGeneres‘ name, they would’ve immediately pictured the dancing, goofy talk-show host who modified the panorama for individuals who determine as LGBTQ. However, a slew of current complaints from former staff and friends of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in addition to many celebrities – some stemming again a number of years – have tainted the comic’s fame, presumably ceaselessly.

The common public was initially shocked by the accusations, however as an increasing number of proceed to floor, together with a number of from her family employees, it’s turning into extra plausible. According to The Independent, DeGeneres ends each present by telling the viewers to “Be kind to one another,” however does she must take her personal recommendation? 

Ellen DeGeneres in front of a white wall not smiling
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Becoming Ellen

Although today DeGeneres is likely one of the most acknowledged comedians on this planet, she spent the early a part of her profession doing stand-up comedy in cafés, attempting to get seen. She ultimately did and landed her personal sitcom, Ellen, which aired on ABC from 1994-1998. DeGeneres famously got here out as being homosexual on a 1997 episode of Ellen, which was groundbreaking and dangerous on the time. Remember, this was effectively over a decade earlier than exhibits like The L Word, Shameless, Orange is the New Black, and different exhibits that includes same-sex relationships had been the norm. 

DeGeneres is essentially credited with paving the way in which for LGBTQ acceptance, and her popping out skyrocketed her profession into superstardom. She landed a gig internet hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003, which continues to be airing today and has starred in various films together with EdTV, Mr. Wrong, and Finding Nemo, because the voice of Dory. In 2008, DeGeneres married longtime girlfriend Portia DeRossi. The couple continues to be married, sharing a love of canines and a ardour for purchasing and promoting actual property. 

An accusation avalanche

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It’s tough to reconcile the always-smiling, dog-loving DeGeneres followers see on TV with the mounting accusations about her, however they proceed to come back out. In March 2020, comic Kevin T. Porter began a now-infamous Twitter thread stating that DeGeneres is “notoriously one of the meanest people alive” and asking for tales supporting that in change for charitable donations. Thousands of individuals responded or re-tweeted Porter, together with many celebrities.

The accusations initially centered round DeGeneres being typically imply. Brad Garrett of Everybody Loves Raymond tweeted it’s “common knowledge” that DeGeneres handled folks “horribly,” and actress Lea Thompson soon chimed in that it’s a “true story.” Several of DeGeneres’ movie star buddies have publicly stood up for her, together with Katy Perry, Jerry O’Connell, and Kevin Hart, however the accusations haven’t slowed down and in reality, they’ve gotten more and more worse.

Amid critical former crew members and friends’ accusations of a poisonous work setting that included racism and sexual harassment, misconduct, and assault, WarnerMedia introduced on the finish of July that it was launching an inner investigation. Three of the present’s prime executives have since been fired and DeGeneres issued an apology — though we use that time period loosely — largely putting the blame on others. As it seems, nevertheless, these accusations stretch far past the set of her present. 

“The worst person I’ve ever met”

Page Six studies {that a} former in-house worker of DeGeneres and DeRossi advised the Daily Mail “DeGeneres’ alleged behavior behind the scenes of her show was nothing compared to her at-home persona” and that “Ellen was the worst person that I’ve ever met in my life.” The ex-employee added, “everyone in Hollywood knows what’s going on there,” which corroborates what many celebrities have stated.

The Page Six article goes on to say that DeGeneres usually gave her employees an inventory of trivial “performance complaints,” citing issues just like the salt shaker being left within the fallacious spot or meals being served within the fallacious bowl. Perhaps most annoying of all, although, is the declare that DeGeneres “laid traps” everywhere in the home, leaving matches scattered randomly to make sure the employees was cleansing each nook and cranny. 

DeGeneres’ rep advised Page Six the claims “are absolutely not true” and stated they couldn’t confirm that the one who made them ever even labored for her. Still, that’s only one declare in an ocean of many, many others. According to Us Weekly, DeGeneres will deal with the rumors and controversy on-air when she returns to her present for season 18 on September 21st. We’ll be ready. 

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