An govt producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” denied rumors that the long-running present is dealing with cancellation after workers alleged a poisonous work tradition.
“No person goes off the air,” Andy Lassner, who has co-produced the daytime speak present since 2003, stated on Twitter this week after considered one of his followers advised that “Ellen” could possibly be axed.
Earlier, Lassner joked in a tweet that he hoped the yr 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 advised BuzzFeed that they endured racism, concern and intimidation whereas engaged on the present.
Following the allegations, Lassner and this system’s two different govt producers — Ed Glavin and Mary Connelly — stated in an announcement that they had been “heartbroken and sorry to be taught that even one particular person in our manufacturing household has had a damaging expertise.”
Glavin, who was singled out within the workers’ allegations, is reportedly anticipated to exit the present.
The Hollywood Reporter stated this week that DeGeneres addressed the criticism and apologized to her employees in a letter.
“On day considered one of our present, I advised everybody in our first assembly that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Present’ can be a spot of happiness ― nobody would ever elevate their voice, and everybody can 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 stated that an inside investigation into the allegations had launched and burdened her dedication to “guaranteeing this doesn’t occur once more.”
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