The Ellen Degeneres Show Under Workplace Investigation After Complaints

Who would have ever thought that the woman who tells us everyday to "be kind to one another" would be under a workplace investigation after complaints from former staffers about the environment on the show. WarnerMedia is conducting the investigationi. So far Ellen has made no comment on the investigation. It comes after a Buzzfeed New report that featured one current and 10 former staffers who spoke anonymously about their experiences working on the Ellen show. The described it as a "toxic work environment" which included intimidation, racism and fear. Some employees even said they were fired after taking medical leave or bereavement days. Now the complaints were mainly against the executive producers and senior managers of the show, not Ellen specifically, but several felt that since her name is on the show, the buck stops with her. Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner who are the executive producers of the show released this statement after that Buzzfeed article came out, "Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes and employing over 1,000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe and inclusive work environment," read the statement. "We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us. For the record, the day-to-day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better." We'll keep you updated on the investigation as it continues.

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