Warner Bros is launching a formal investigation into the workplace allegations against Ellen DeGeneres and her daytime talk show. The media giant said, “WarnerMedia interviewed dozens of current and former employees about the environment … The primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management. We have identified several staffing changes, along with appropriate measures, to address the issues that have been raised.”
In addition to claims of mean behavior from the comedian host, a new article reveals 36 former employees came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment from some of the show’s senior-level producers.
DeGeneres is finally speaking out issue a note to her staff and crew. The Hollywood Reporter got a hold of Ellen’s memo which begins, “On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry.”
It is rumored that executive producer Ed Glavin, who was the subject of some of the allegations, is going to be let go from the show and that there are will be more staff changes as well.
Ellen continued her note to her employees, “My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that.” She added, “As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”