3 producers out at 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' following workplace investigation
Aug 21 2020
"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", she said.
"I am grateful for each and every one of you". I'm not, ' Ellen reportedly said.
AdvertisementThe source said Klisiewicz had worked as an on-air correspondent and receptionist for the show since being hired in 2008 after calling in and contacting producers numerous times.
When announcing the staffing changes in the digital meeting DeGeneres said employees need to be happy if they're going to make a show that provides happiness to others.
Though it appears DeGeneres' tweet was referring to Klisiewicz's tears of joy, Twitter users still made connections to the recent spate of allegations about DeGeneres and her show.
The author added that sources told her publication that Ellen "again apologized to her staff" and that "she was personal, opening up about being introverted and having good days and bad days, which causes her to sometimes keep to herself in her own space, something she acknowledged could be misconstrued as her not being nice".
Ellen last month sent an emotional message to the staff of her television talk show saying she was taking steps to improve the culture on set following accusations of a hostile working environment. "I've left this to be a well-oiled machine, and I realise it's not a machine...it's human beings".
Several high-ranking producers on the show were named in the complaints, but DeGeneres was not named.
The people making the allegations have not been identified.
The start date for the 18th season of the show has also been pushed back by a week to September 14, staff were told.
'Does that mean I'm ideal? No. "But there is still one thing that Ellen DeGeneres needs to do if she wants to keep her show and her fans: speak directly to the American public".
"Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case".
More than a month after numerous "Ellen" staffers came forward with harrowing tales about the show's workplace environment and culture, DeGeneres spoke with her staffers and producers during a videoconference call, which an Us Weekly source said "boosted morale".