Are you still on the program? The Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer Andy Lassner denied that the talk show will be canceled due to allegations that the series provided a toxic work environment.
The executive producer, 53, shared a meme on Thursday, July 30, which read: ‘Me: I really think 2020 will change and get better. 2020: Lol, I’m going to make your bed the epicenter. ‘
A fan responded to the tweet with an encouraging post after the claims.
“I wish you the best,” the user tweeted. “If the Ellen show goes off the air because of all these accusations (I personally stopped watching), I hope you find work soon.”
Lassner replied, “No one is going out of the blue.”
Earlier this month, BuzzFeed News 10 former behind-the-scenes staff from the winning Daytime Emmy series claimed to have experienced racism, fear and intimidation.
“Those are nice bulls – that only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for the show, ”one of the former employees told the outlet. “I know they give and help people, but it’s for the show.”
Another former employee claimed that the toxic environment was not due to executive producers and the behavior of other senior staff Ellen DeGeneres herself. However, a former employee indicated that the Find Dory star, 62, should be “more involved” in the show off-camera.
DeGeneres apologized for the allegations in a long letter to her staff on Thursday.
“On the first day of our show, I told everyone during our first meeting The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice and everyone would be treated with respect, ”she wrote in a letter from Us weekly. “Clearly something has changed and I am disappointed that it has not been. And I’m sorry for that. Anyone who knows me knows this is the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show. ”
Hours later, BuzzFeed News published another report alleging sexual misconduct by the show’s lead writer and executive producer Kevin Leman, executive producer Ed Glavin and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman. (Lassner’s show cancellation denied was tweeted before the report was published.)
Leman and Norman, 42, denied allegations. Glavin has not yet publicly addressed the claim, but is preparing to step down from his position on the popular talk show Variety.
A source said U.S on Friday, July 31 that the controversy has subsided Ellen workers afraid of the future of the show.
“Employees are texting and calling each other in panic because they fear Ellen will quit or the show will be canceled,” the insider said. “The show is closing. It will be very difficult to reverse this. ‘
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