With her Anonymous talk show Culture Under Fire, Ellen DeGeneres is speaking.
In a letter to his crew, obtained by Hollywood reporter, DeGeneres detects alleged workplace malpractice, which was detailed Buzzfeed Story published earlier this month. The piece, widely circulated, includes a host of anonymous allegations of racism, intimidation, unjust dismissal of former employees and an overall toxic work culture created by the show’s top producers. The report prompted an in-house investigation by telepitchers parent WarnerMedia, which is said to have been largely completed now.
With her in mind, DeGeneres takes responsibility, as the show names her, and insists that steps will be taken to “correct” the issues that lie ahead. “As we have grown rapidly, I have not been able to stay on top of everything and do my work by trusting others because they knew I wanted to do them. Clearly, there was nothing,” She writes. “Now this will change and I am committed to ensuring that will not happen again.”
Although neither he nor Warner Bros. would comment on the fate of specific employees, two sources reveal Three hearted That executive producer Ed Glavin – one of the show’s three EPs, and the center of many of Nastier’s claims – is among those who will be let go. A source associated with the show says, “Once he gets out, it will be like a new day”, one of two that claims that DeGeners is largely taken care of by Glevin’s day-to-day handling or The staff was protected from misunderstanding. Others are also expected to be out.
In a statement Buzzfeed Regarding its reporting, Glavin, along with EPs Mary Conley and Andy Lassner, said: “After nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes and employing over 1000 staff members, we create an open, safe and inclusive work Striving for. Environment. We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that not a single person in our production family has had a negative experience. This is not who we are and who we strive to be , Not the mission Ellen has set for us. “
At the top of her letter, DeGeners, who a source says was discouraged from addressing the allegations while being investigated, acknowledges the irony of such allegations coming to a show that she herself called ” Dubbed “the place of happiness”. In light of some recent accusations, he took the opportunity to read the struggles of his own past as well as to feel other, as well as to miss the subject of being out of the industry and the many death threats, including Exited after being gay. 1990s. “As someone was judged and lost almost everything that I am,” she writes, “I really understand and have deep pity for those who look differently, or wrongly Treat, not equal, or worse – disregard. “
A commercial break in talk show, 17Th The season was renewed for three more years in 2019, taking it to 2022. This news came after Degeners revealed in an interview new York Times, Exclusive to her Netflix, quits all the time on the show that she will flirt with the idea of Bula. “It is hard to imagine some of the feelings that have not been revived in recent weeks and months, a source from them suggests that they have been” crushed “, which has happened late, a press release from April Including the round, incorrectly, in which she was not paying her crew during the lockdown.
In a statement Three hearted, A Warner Bros. spokesperson, said: “Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres have taken the allegations about the show’s workplace culture very seriously recently. We set out the validity and extent of the publicly reported allegations and Expected to understand the full breadth of the day-to-day culture of the show. As a result, WarnerMedia interviewed dozens of current and former employees about the environment. The Ellen DeGeneres Show. It was important for both Warner Bros. and Ellen to hear as many people associated with the program. The Ellen DeGeneres Show Is, and has always striven to be, a place that brings positivity to the world. And although not all of the allegations were confirmed, we are disappointed that the investigation’s primary findings indicated some deficiencies related to the day-to-day management of the show. We have identified a number of employee changes, with appropriate measures to address the issues raised, and taking the first steps to implement them. Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres are committed to ensuring a workplace based on respect and inclusion. We believe this path of action will pave the way for us to pursue the show. “
Below is DeGeneres’ complete letter to its employees:
Hey everyone – it’s Ellen. On the day of our show, I told everyone at our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of joy – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something has changed, and I am disappointed to find that this has not been the case. And for this, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows the opposite of what I believe and I expected from our show.
I did not get success without all your contributions. My name is on the show and I take responsibility for everything we do. With Warner Bros., we immediately launched an internal investigation and we are taking steps together to correct the issues. As we are growing faster, I am not able to stay on top of everything and trust others to do my work because they knew I wanted to complete them. Clearly did nothing. Now this will change and I am committed to ensuring that will not happen again.
I am also learning that the people who work for me and me are speaking on my behalf and making false statements about who I am and how to stop it. As someone who was judged and lost almost everything that I am, I really understand and have deep compassion for those who are viewed differently, or misbehaved, not Equivalent to, or worse – is ignored. To think that any of you have felt that is terrible for me.
It is too long, but we are finally having a conversation about fairness and justice. We all have to be more mindful of the way our words and actions affect others, and I’m glad that the issues in our show were brought to my attention. I promise to do it on my behalf to move myself and all those around me to learn and grow. It is important to me and Warner Bros. that everyone can speak whatever they want and feel safe doing so.
I am very proud of the work that we do and the fun and happiness we all help to give to the world. I want everyone at home to like our show and I want everyone to work on it. Again, I deeply regret the person who did not have that experience. If not for COVID, I’ve done it personally, and I can’t wait to come back to our platform and see you all.
Stay safe and sound.