An government producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” denied rumors that the long-running present is going through cancellation after staff alleged a poisonous work tradition.
“Nobody is going off the air,” Andy Lassner, who has co-produced the daytime speak present since 2003, mentioned on Twitter this week after one among his followers urged that “Ellen” could possibly be axed.
Earlier, Lassner joked in a tweet that he hoped the 12 months would “flip round and begin getting higher” however that 2020 had different plans — alluding to the scrutiny “Ellen” has confronted since misconduct allegations surfaced final month.
A number of “Ellen” staffers told BuzzFeed that they endured racism, concern and intimidation whereas engaged on the present.
Following the allegations, Lassner and this system’s two different government producers — Ed Glavin and Mary Connelly — mentioned in a press release that they had been “heartbroken and sorry to be taught that even one particular person in our manufacturing household has had a detrimental expertise.”
Glavin, who was singled out within the staff’ allegations, is reportedly expected to exit the show.
The Hollywood Reporter said this week that DeGeneres addressed the criticism and apologized to her employees in a letter.
“On day one among our present, I instructed everybody in our first assembly that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Present’ could be a spot of happiness ― nobody would ever elevate their voice, and everybody could be handled with respect,” DeGeneres wrote. “Clearly, one thing modified, and I’m dissatisfied to be taught that this has not been the case. And for that, I’m sorry. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of it’s the alternative of what I consider and what I hoped for our present.”
DeGeneres mentioned that an inner investigation into the allegations had launched and pressured her dedication to “guaranteeing this doesn’t occur once more.”
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