For a few weeks now stories have been coming in about the type of work environment that goes on at The Ellen DeGeneres show. It has not been good!
A lot of past employees complained of a toxic work environment others said during the lockdown some employees said that there was poor communication on what was going on with the show, their pay and health and mental health services.
Well now they have launched an investigation on what is going on at the show.
Executives from show producer Telepictures and distributor Warner Bros. Television sent a memo to staffers last week saying they have engaged WBTV-owner WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third party firm, who will interview current and former staffers about their experiences on set, said sources.
Ed Glavin and fellow executive producers Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly addressed the allegations in a joint statement to Buzzfeed.
“We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us,” the group said.
“For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.”
We'll have to wait and see what they find from the investigation when they're done.