Back to work! Ellen DeGeneres and the staff on her talk show will go back into production this week, a source says Us weekly.
A week after WarnerMedia announced they would start an investigation into the daytime talk show following reports of a toxic workplace, staff and producers had a meeting to tackle everything.
On Monday, August 3, the producers spoke comfortably to the multiple media reports about the 62-year-old comedian The Ellen Degeneres Show staff they hope everyone can ‘have fun at work’. Producers Andy Lassner, Mary Connelly and Derek Westervelt all were calling.
The show – and its host and producers – have come under fire in recent weeks. In a report by BuzzFeed News, 10 former and a current employee claimed they were dealing with racism, fear and intimidation. In a second report weeks later, 36 former employees accused producers Kevin Leman, Ed Glavin and Jonathan Norman of sexual misconduct. Although Leman and Norman have denied the charges, Glavin has not addressed the allegations and will reportedly step down.
“They said a lot [the claims are] true and much of it is not true, “the source added to Monday’s meeting. “They said we’ll take care of everything [and] things will be very different now. … A show that brings so much happiness and fun that it must be a happy show to work on. It was a pep talk and some of the staff felt better. ‘
The call was also used to assure the team that they will have a job and to let them know that “Ellen is not giving up and the show will continue.”
The host is looking forward to going back into production, another insider he shares U.S.
“Ellen is a professional, comes in to do the show, she’s very fast, she’s not hanging out all the time,” says a third source familiar with the show. “She was never” mean “to anyone I saw, but she didn’t try to be someone’s best friend. She is there to do her job and she is doing well. ‘
On July 30, after the first report from Buzzfeed News, the Find Dory star sent her apologies an apology, vowing to be “committed to making sure this doesn’t happen again” and pledging to “correct the issues.”
“It’s been way too long, but we’re finally having talks about fairness and justice,” she wrote in the letter U.S. “We all need to think more about how our words and actions affect others, and I’m glad the issues were brought to my attention during our show. I promise to do my bit to keep pushing myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. Me and Warner Bros. consider it important that everyone who has something to say can speak out and feel safe about it. ‘
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