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Samantha Ronson: Ellen has been ‘always respectful’ despite allegations

Her side of the story. Samantha Ronson showed her support for this Ellen DeGeneres as the comedian faces backlash for allegedly creating a toxic work environment The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“Not popular opinion: I worked for @TheEllenShow as a DJ for years, for her parties and she has ALWAYS been respectful and kind to me”, the British musician, 42, tweeted on Monday, August 3.

When a social media user noted that the allegations against DeGeneres, 62, show that the comedian “only shows kindness to people of a certain status,” Ronson doubled her defense.

“I knew this was coming,” she replied. “But it will surprise you how many people are super rude when you become someone they write a check to. It is super disappointing. ‘

Samantha Ronson and Ellen DeGeneres Erik Pendzich / Shutterstock; Matt Baron / Shutterstock

In July, 10 former staffers and a current employee of the long-running daytime talk show came forward with accusations of a culture of fear, intimidation and assault on the set of the show. Some of them spoke out in the report, originally published by BuzzFeed News, noted that while much of the alleged problematic behavior was committed by producers and other senior staff, they also believed that DeGeneres should have intervened to avoid this.

“Those are nice bulls – that only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for the show, ”an ex-employee told the publication. “I know they give and help people, but it’s for the show.”

Later that month, WarnerMedia announced it would conduct an internal investigation to investigate allegations about the Ellen environment. On July 30, the Emmy winner wrote a long apology to her staff in a letter from U.S Weekly.

“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, ”wrote the comedian. “Clearly something has changed and I am disappointed that it has not been. And I’m sorry for that. … As someone who was judged and lost almost everything because he was just who I am, I really understand and feel sorry for those who are viewed differently, treated unfairly, not right, or – even worse – ignored. I hate to think that any of you felt this way. ‘

Hours after DeGeneres broke her silence, executive producers Kevin Leman, Ed Glavin and Jonathan Norman were accused of sexual misconduct by 36 former employees. Both Leman and Norman denied any wrongdoing. Glavin has yet to respond to the allegations.

While fans and staffers are wondering about the future of the show, an insider said U.S that DeGeneres is “more than financially certain” if she decided to give up her daily routine.

“Ellen has enough money to never work again. She would be happy to leave the show, “added the source, noting that the host was” never afraid “of firing anyone. “She has enough money to live a great life.”

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