Recently, Ellen DeGeneres' mansion was burglarized. But, her name made headlines for another big news with regards to her show. The news was everywhere about the allegations made by the former and present staff of the 62-year-old comedian. An article was published with testimonies about the toxic workplace of Ellen's Show
The two or more former staff of the show shared the treatment they have experience in the show. They said that the treatment was unfair and unequal, adding that there was also racism in the workplace.
Last week, the parent company of the show made efforts to investigate the said issue that has been around for a month. Yet, just after a week of the investigation when Ellen finally breaks her silence. She sent an email to the staff members of her talk show on Thursday, apologizing to what happened.
The talk show host wrote in the email that it wasn't her intention since the beginning of the show. She said wrote that "The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness." However, according to her, she felt disappointed that it was not the case and apologized for what happened.
On Ellen's email, she added the reassurance for her employees that such an incident will not be tolerated again. She also mentioned that she would take necessary action to improve their workplace.
The speculations started this month when some of the former staff shared their working experience on the show in the published article of Buzzfeed News. The staff shared how they have felt intimidated and judged because of their racial beliefs and appearance. Most of the blame was laid on the senior managers and executive producers.
In response to the issue, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, and Andy Lassner, who are the executive producers of Ellen's show, have expressed their apologies. They said in the joint interview with Buzzfeed News that they are "truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience." They have also taken responsibility for what happened and that they will "do better."
Afterward, the investigation of Warner Bros. Television about the toxicity of the said workplace was conducted. On Thursday, the parent company of the talk show stated that they found some shortcomings in terms of the show's management. And also added that there would be changes, and they will conduct "appropriate measures to address the issue."