So Ellen DeGeneres finally responded to all those toxic workplace allegations with a half-arsed apology to her jilted staff, but it seems like she’s going to have to do way more than shift the blame on other people because fresh allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct on the set of her show has surfaced.
Speaking of Ellen DeGeneres and those toxic workplace allegations, the GOAT team talk about the mess she’s in on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below;
According to Buzzfeed News, dozens of men and women claim that not only is the environment at The Ellen DeGeneres Show a toxic one, it is a place where sexual harassment and misconduct runs rampant at the hands of top executive producers.
Several former employees allege that executive producer Kevin Leman was responsible for many of the harassment and misconduct claims, saying how he constantly behaved inappropriately towards staff and was very sexually aggressive towards a number of production assistants.
Buzzfeed News reports that since many of Leman’s targets were lower-level and younger employees, many felt powerless to speak up until now.
It’s not just Leman either five employees alleged that executive producer Ed Glavin had touched them in ways that made them feel uncomfortable, such as rubbing their shoulders and backs. Dozens of staffers also claim that Glavin had a reputation for being “handsy with women” and instilled fear into his team using a variety of intimidation tactics, such as using a button at his desk to remotely shut his office door while reprimanding staffers.
A former employee named co-executive producer Jonathan Norman as another top-level employee on The Ellen DeGeneres Show who behaved inappropriately, saying how Norman “groomed” him over time and then tried to perform oral sex on him.
This entire report from Buzzfeed News about sexual misconduct on The Ellen DeGeneres Show is yet another harrowing look into the toxic workplace environment that’s seemingly prevalent at a place that ironically calls itself a “place of happiness.” Read it here.
One has to wonder if Ellen DeGeneres will ever be able to come back after the stuff that’s come out about her and her show because if her half-arsed apology is anything to go by, the thing she calls “a place of happiness” isn’t going to be around for much longer.
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