Former 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Producer Calls Her A 'Toxic Host'

Brenda Watkins
August 5, 2020

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has won multiple Emmy awards but both the talk show and DeGeneres herself have been under fire for weeks because of complaints by former productions staffers about a hostile workplace that included racism and bullying by upper management and claims that the comedian is mean-spirited.

As "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" winds down its summer hiatus, Variety has learned that producers on Monday are addressing with staff accounts of workplace misconduct on the popular daytime talk series, which are now being investigated by WarnerMedia.

Ellen DeGeneres' father, Elliott DeGeneres, divorced her mother, Betty DeGeneres, in 1970, according to People. I was on-air talent from 2003-2006 and from 2007-2013.

"So I stand for you my friend and I challenge all the fantastic people that know you and call you a friend to say who you are". In 2013, he left the talk show and was replaced by Stephen "tWitch" Boss. "She was the only one giggling". "We love Ellen right?" he concluded.

The show - which is in the midst of an internal probe from parent company WarnerMedia amid allegations of a toxic work culture - has seen more significant declines than other talk shows, which are down as viewing habits shift amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 'To all our fans.we see you.

Following the recent spate of headlines, DeGeneres issued an emotional apology letter to staff last week that the show was not the "place of happiness" that she promised it would be, and said that she was "disappointed to learn that this has not been the case". We're professionals, we're adults.

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"That is such an bad set-up as well the fact that they even set up the cameras to film someone, knowing someone was going to do that and then to do that to them", Judd said. "It's honestly sad.When did we get here?" The host and staff plan to start shooting new episodes in September for the new season.

"She can't be expected to hand-hold everyone", the source explained.

"Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow", he said.

As for those who have come out in her defense (celebrities and some employees), the source adds, "If she loves you, she will work very hard to make you feel comfortable".

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