‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ is being investigated over the treatment of its employees. Here’s what we know
WarnerMedia is investigating the show after 10 former employees and one current employee spoke to BuzzFeed earlier this month about their experiences working on set
A memo was sent to the show’s staff last week from Telepictures and Warner Bros. Television, informing them that they had engaged WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third party company to interview both current and former members of the staff about their experiences while working for the show, according to Variety.
Earlier this month, 10 former employees and one current employee of the show spoke to BuzzFeed, alleging a “toxic” workplace environment.
The employees, who spoke anonymously, claimed to have experienced racism, as well as challenges while trying to obtain medical leave and medical care, while working for the show, as the Deseret News previously reported.
The show’s executive producers — Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner — issued a statement to BuzzFeed in which they took responsibility for the “day to day” operation of the show.
“We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better,” the executive producers said in the statement to BuzzFeed.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is currently on a summer hiatus, according to The New York Times.
Despite recent rumors that the show was getting canceled, DeGeneres renewed her contract last year to continue hosting the show through 2022.