‘Ellen’ Workers Is ‘Freaking Out’ Over Misconduct Claims: ‘The Present Feels Accomplished’


Getting ready for the tip? Staffers who work on The Ellen DeGeneres Show consider that the long-running daytime collection may meet its demise as sexual misconduct allegations floor.

“Staffers are texting and calling one another freaking out as they worry Ellen [DeGeneres] will give up or that the present can be cancelled,” an insider solely tells Us Weekly. “The present feels finished. It’s going to be very onerous to show this round.”

Ellen DeGeneres. James Gourley/Shutterstock

On Thursday, July 30, a brand new report from BuzzFeed News contained allegations from dozens of former Ellen staff claiming sexual misconduct commonly occurred behind-the-scenes. The present’s high govt producers Kevin Leman, Ed Glavin and Jonathan Norman have been all accused of perpetuating the conduct.

Leman allegedly made sexual advances towards staffers, Glavin was accused of inappropriately touching feminine staffers and a former male worker claimed that Norman tried to groom him in hopes of performing oral intercourse on him.

Each Leman and Norman denied all allegations. Glavin has but to publicly tackle the claims however is reportedly making ready to step down from his longtime position on the daytime collection, based on Variety.

Previous to the sexual misconduct claims, BuzzFeed News launched a distinct exposé that contained 10 former staff’ allegations describing the toxic work culture offscreen on DeGeneres’ present. The ex-staffers claimed to have skilled racism, worry and intimidation whereas engaged on the manufacturing.

Ellen DeGeneres Staffers Are Freaking Out Over Misconduct Claims
Ellen DeGeneres. Nils Jorgensen/Shutterstock

Within the wake of the report’s launch, Warner Bros. introduced their plans to launch an internal investigation to additional discover the claims made. DeGeneres, 62, additionally wrote an apologetic letter to her employees.

“On day considered one of our present, I informed everybody in our first assembly that The Ellen DeGeneres Present can be a spot of happiness – nobody would ever elevate their voice, and everybody can be handled with respect,” she wrote in a be aware obtained by Us on Thursday, July 30. “Clearly, one thing modified, and I’m upset to be taught that this has not been the case. And for that, I’m sorry. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of it’s the alternative of what I consider and what I hoped for our present.”

DeGeneres admitted that she was not “capable of keep on high of the whole lot” as her present grew in recognition. She then additionally claimed to have “relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d need them finished,” noting that “clearly some didn’t.”

The Discovering Dory star stated that she’s “studying that individuals who work with me and for me are talking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I’m and that has to cease,” including: “As somebody who was judged and practically misplaced the whole lot for simply being who I’m, I actually perceive and have deep compassion for these being checked out otherwise, or handled unfairly, not equal, or — worse — disregarded. To assume that anyone of you felt that approach is terrible to me.”

The Ellen DeGeneres Present premiered in 2003.

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