Former ‘Ellen Show’ Producer Recalls DeGeneres Upholding Hostile Work Environment

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ellen DeGeneres

At this second, the office scandal surrounding The Ellen DeGeneres Show is the discuss of Hollywood and the general public is forming its personal opinions.

For months, tiny cracks have been rising within the squeaky clear veneer that constructed DeGeneres’ popularity. Amid allegations of misconduct and abuse, Warner Bros. launched its personal inner investigation, and people who’ve been affiliated with DeGeneres or her present proceed to talk out.

The newest to do it vocally is a former producer for her sequence.  

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Ellen DeGeneres addressed present employees about investigation

On July 30, particulars of a memo DeGeneres despatched out to employees have been leaked on-line and confirmed that the well-known host aimed to take accountability. In the letter, she acknowledged the corporate investigation and resolved to rectify any points.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed the letter’s contents, and it exhibits DeGeneres apologized to those that’ve felt mistreated or had a unfavourable expertise. She additionally said that some people throughout the ranks didn’t abide by the requirements she wished for her present.

“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,” she wrote. “Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

DeGeneres assured staffers that she’s glad points have been dropped at her consideration and she or he needs her staff to like engaged on the present.

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Former producer says Ellen DeGeneres was nicely conscious of poisonous office

In an unique interview with The Wrap, former producer Hedda Muskat shared that she joined The Ellen DeGeneres Show again in 2003. She opened up about coming from different TV exhibits and the way she by no means skilled working in an atmosphere equivalent to DeGeneres’.

“I had never been around a toxic host,” Muskat advised the outlet. She described a selected incident the place government producer Ed Glavin yelled at an worker in entrance of a full room till he turned purple. Muskat mentioned she waited for DeGeneres to quell the scenario, however as an alternative the host simply giggled.

She mentioned DeGeneres remarked, “Well, I guess every production needs their dog.” Muskat indicated Glavin turned DeGeneres’ “barking dog” and mentioned though he was a bully, he didn’t function alone.

Muskat recalled how she was slowly booted out after a couple of yr. She claimed Glavin praised her work after which requested for her sources, which she refused to ship.

She famous it took her 18 years to domesticate them and as soon as she determined to not reveal that data, she mentioned she was handled in a different way and ultimately fired in 2004.

While she’s conscious of the present inner investigation and rumors about employees adjustments on the present, Muskat doesn’t assume something significant will occur. She advised The Wrap, “It will not make a difference because she is who she is” about DeGeneres.

Fans are selecting sides with some calling for a substitute

On Aug. 3, a social media marketing campaign launched with the hashtag “ReplaceEllen.” People chimed in with their selections for a substitute host, throwing out names equivalent to Wanda Sykes, Kelly Clarkson, Kristen Bell, and Keke Palmer.

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One of the present’s government producers said that the present will not be ending and there aren’t any plans to interchange DeGeneres. Meanwhile, actors Lea Thompson and Brad Garrett claimed that the rumors about DeGeneres fostering a poisonous on-set atmosphere are true.

For now, everybody should wait and see how this all performs out with the inner evaluation and within the public eye.

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