This comes after Buzzfeed published a scathing interview with former employees and one current employee alleging a toxic workplace environment. Entertainment, informed staff on the show last week that it was enlisting WarnerMedia's employee relations team and a third-party consultant to interview current and former employees about their experiences on the production, according to a memo seen by The Times. The company decided on the probe on July 16, and since then, Warner Bros. and Telepictures have declined to comment.
"Some former employees said that because of Ellen's name and face on the show, they want her to have more accountability and involvement about what goes on behind the scenes", Yandoli said.More news: Ryan Reynolds offers $5000 reward for return of woman's teddy bear
A recent BuzzFeed expose suggested the working environment on the show is toxic.
Variety's sources say Warner Bros.
In 2019, DeGeneres signed a contract renewing the show for three more years, through to 2022. "They feel that everyone who operates at The Ellen Show is fortunate to work there: "So if you have a problem, you should leave because we" ll hire another person since everyone wishes to work here'". We're truly heartbroken and so sorry to learn even one person in our production family had a negative experience.
BuzzFeed spoke to one current and ten former employees who all remained anonymous. In April, there were reports on the treatment of crew members during the Covid-19 lockdown.More news: WHO warns partying youngsters not to 'let down guard' on COVID-19
Earlier this month, Ellen employees revealed bombshell accusations they suffered from "racism, fear, and intimidation" on set. "I think the executive producers surround her and tell her, 'Things are going great, everybody's happy, ' and she just believes that, but it's her responsibility to go beyond that".
They were left further disgruntled when they discovered that Ellen had hired a non-union company to help her produce the show from home - even though the normal crew have the same skills and are out of work.
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