Things are getting interesting at The Ellen DeGeneres Show three days after news broke that the show was under investigation for allegations of a hostile work environment. Ellen addresses the staff and said, “I love making people happy, I can’t do the things you do because I’m the be kind girl, I think that I was a nice person, to begin with, and I hope I’ve gotten nicer. I am disappointed, I am sorry those are the words.”
In Ellen’s apology letter responding to recent allegations that her The Ellen DeGeneres Show is a toxic workplace and has a culture of fear. ET obtained a copy of the letter where Ellen said, “My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that as we’ve grown exponentially.”
She continued, “I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew. I’d want them done clearly, some didn’t that will now change”. The apology seems to hit certain beats that are definitely advised by a legal team.
What’s interesting about the apology is that she seems to have blamed sort of a set of people or advisors comedian, Brad Garrett wasn’t having it. The Everybody Loves Raymond star tagged Ellen’s show and tweeted sorry but it comes from the top no more than one who was treated horribly by her common knowledge.
Brad sort of said what many people inside the industry were thinking. Ellen’s staff apology came after an internal investigation was launched but just hours before another explosive article was published last night. Buzzfeed after speaking to 36 former employees claimed three executive producers engaged in rampant sexual misconduct and harassment.
So, almost instantly within eight days of this investigation sources told that a top Ellen producer will not be joining the show when it comes back in the fall. This morning Justin Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun came to Ellen’s defense calling her a kind thoughtful courageous human being.
Meanwhile, Australian radio host Neil Breen said he had a difficult experience working with Ellen’s producers. When she appeared on the Today show there in 2013. The producers called us aside and said no one’s to talk to Ellen. “You don’t talk to her, you don’t approach her, you don’t look at her, ” Breen revealed. “Oh, I can’t look at her? I found the whole thing bizarre.
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