Warner media to investigate repeated workplace complaints on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show,' report

Warner Media launches an investigation into the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" for a toxic work environment

Updated: July 28, 2020 - 3:26pm

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WarnerMedia has reportedly launched an internal investigation into long-standing workplace complaints on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Show producer Telepictures and distributor Warner Bros. Television sent a memo to staffers stating they have engaged WBTV-owner WarnerMedia’s employee-relations group and a third-party firm to interview current and former staffers working on the popular, daytime show, according to Variety story, based on sources.

Degeneres has yet to comment on the purported probe. Her show has been on the air since 2003. 

The staffers have alleged for years that show producers have created a “toxic work environment” based on bullying and fear. There have also been allegations for racism.

The show’s executive producers, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly, recently responded to the allegations, in a statement to Buzzfeed. 

“We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience,” they wrote. “It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us.”



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