Ellen DeGeneres is an American comedian, TV host, actress, writer, and producer. According to Wikipedia Ellen Lee DeGeneres starred in the sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, since 2003.
Her career started in the early 1980s and include a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. She starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and the Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. However, during the fourth season of Ellen in 1997, she came out as a lesbian in an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Furthermore, in summer 202, DeGeneres faced considered controversy after it came out that her show was being investigated for being a hostile workplace, and allegations were made that she instigated the abuse, racism, and sexual harassment against her staff.
Ellen DeGeneres: Three Producers Fired Over ‘Toxic workplace’ Claims
Three top producers of the Ellen DeGeneres show have been fired amid allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment. According to BBC DeGeneres announce the overhaul in a video meeting with staff, and said an internal investigation was underway.
She said “ so sorry for what this has become” according to the Hollywood reporter.
However, the departures follow investigations by journalists into claims of bullying and intimidation on set. A spokesperson for Warner Brothers confirmed that the show has parted ways with executive producers Ed Glavin and Kelvin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman.
Furthermore, in a story published earlier this year, several former employees told Buzzfeed news they had experienced racism while working on the show, which has won over 60 Emmy Awards since it first aired in 2003.
Mr. Glavin waa also accused of inappropriate touching, and leading with intimidation and fear. While Norman and Leman were also accused of sexual harassment by former staff.
Response To The Claim
In the earlier statements to Buzzfeed news, Leman denied being involved in any kind of sexual impropriety.
Mr. Norman said, “he was 100% categorically denying these allegations”. Currently, Mr. Glavin has not publicly responded to the claims.
Initially, DeGeneres distanced herself from the claims of a toxic work environment, saying in an email to staff that she had been misrepresented by people who work with me and for me. She also apologized to the staff and she was glad the issues were brought to her attention.
A good number of celebrities have spoken out in support out of the chat show host. While other stars have supported the claims made against her program, among them everybody loves Raymond actor Brad Garrett.
David McGuire, the executive vice president of programming at Warner Brothers, said in an email to staff” the studio was absolutely committed to change and a new culture”. He continued, “ many of you have spoken with WarnerMedia’s investigators, and we thank you for your honesty”. According to Buzzfeed news, he also added “ I hope this note is another way we are showing our commitment to do better”.