Ellen DeGeneres may be ready to end it on her day-to-day conversation if claims are maintained that she has maintained a toxic work environment, as DailyMail.com can reveal.
An insider at Telepictures tells DailyMail.com that the host is reporting this Executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she has enough and wants to get away from the show.
"She feels she can't go on and the only way to get her personal brand out of it is to end the show," they said.
"The truth is that she knew what was going on, it's her show. The money stays with her. She can blame any manager under the sun – but in the end, Ellen is the culprit. & # 39;
Ellen was nowhere to be seen on Friday when her wife Portia de Rossi was pictured in the middle of the drama in Los Angeles.
The 47-year-old Australian actress, who has been married to Ellen since 2008, went alone when she went for a walk with the couple's three dogs.
Portia was unable to smile as she shielded her eyes behind dark sunglasses as she went to the car with her canines.
DailyMail.com can show that Ellen DeGeneres tells Telepictures and Warner Bros executives that she has enough and wants to get away from the show
Ellen was nowhere to be seen on Friday when her wife Portia de Rossi got out in the middle of the drama in Los Angeles
The 47-year-old Australian actress, who has been married to Ellen since 2008, went alone when she went for a walk with the couple's three dogs
Executive producers of the Ellen DeGeneres show Mary Connelly (left), Andy Lassner (center) and Ed Glavin have been accused of promoting a hostile work environment. "If someone had come to her or these three hideous EPs (executive producers) to complain, they would have been fired," said one employee
The Ellen DeGeneres Show staff strikes her back because in an apology log sent out this week, she blamed her executive producers.
“Don't think for a minute that something she said in this apology means anything. It created this toxic culture and continued it for so long, ”said an employee who spoke to DailyMail.com on condition of anonymity. "If anyone had come to her or these three wicked (executive producers) to complain, they would have been fired."
“We've had enough of her in Telepictures. It is a fake that does not practice what it preaches, ”said our Telepictures source.
& # 39; The behavior of their show managers was appalling, but (Ellen) is no better. In fact, it is the worst. It is outrageous that she tries to pretend that all of this is a shock to her. The fish is rotting from the head and Ellen is the head. & # 39;
Our Telepictures insider claims Ellen "hates getting to work" and "struggles to be nice to people and has total contempt for her audience".
"She's been on the phone for so long and only stays for the money and the celebrity that it offers," they said. "We have been studying her BS for so many years, she is not innocent at all, she is not nice and the show is not full of luck."
The allegations of Ellen's toxic work environment were revealed earlier this month by one current and ten former talk show employees a day who accused three executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner of "bullying".
Ellen apologized after it was announced earlier this week that her show is now under investigation by WarnerMedia, which will examine the experiences of the on-set staff.
However, our source claims that the backlash could spoil the show's success in the future and it might be time to end things.
“At this point, there really is no way to save the show from this PR nightmare. Leaving Ellen may be the only way to get rid of all this mess.
"Although it is our most profitable show during the day, we no longer make the money we made from the show because we have to pay tens of millions of dollars a year to show it up."
The insider says that Telepictures must quickly develop a new show and star to take over the lucrative time slot that Ellen currently has.
"We thought our problems were related to the upheavals at The Real. We had no idea that Ellen would implode during the quarantine," they added.
"She feels she can't go on and the only way to get her personal brand out of it is to end the show," said a source where Ellen considered ending her show. She is pictured on her show with 17-year-old pop star Billie Eilish
Executive producer Andy Lassner tweeted with confidence on Thursday that "no one is out of thin air". He was one of the three exporting producers accused of promoting a hostile work environment
Ellen recently sent a memo to her employees saying that she was taking steps to resolve problems with her employees after several complaints and an internal investigation into the alleged bad behavior had been initiated.
On the first day of our show, at our first meeting, I told everyone that the Ellen Degeneres show would be a place of happiness – nobody would ever speak and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously something has changed and I am disappointed to learn that this was not the case. And I'm sorry, ”said Ellen in the note.
Bullying, racism and a "toxic work environment": the allegations against Ellen
Ten former and one current Ellen employee reported being bullied for being part of family burials or on sick leave, while a woman claimed she quit the job after receiving comments about her race.
"That's nice" Bulls *** only happens when the cameras are on. It's all for the show, ”said an anonymous member.
The staff said they shouldn't speak to DeGeneres herself while she was on the set, and that the daily routine of the show is up to the producers.
The staff said they hadn't heard firsthand that DeGeneres was uncomfortable, but they needed to take more responsibility for how their staff were treated.
However, allegations against the presenter have emerged from other sources – triggered by a Twitter thread of the comedian Kevin T. Porter
He called DeGeneres "notoriously one of the meanest living people" and asked people about "the craziest stories you heard about Ellen as mean".
The tweet received 2,600 replies and saw that Porter gave $ 600 to a food bank in LA after pledging to donate $ 2 for each legitimate mean story.
Claims included that staff have to chew gum before speaking to them because of their "sensitive nose", and that they monitor staff orders and prohibit anyone from eating fish or meat.
Regardless, security personnel Tom Majercak, who was used as Ellen's bodyguard at the 2014 Oscars, said she was "smart" and "humiliating" for him.
"Ellen is the only person I was assigned to – and I was assigned to some celebrities – who never took the time to say hello to me," he said.
"She is not the person she represents to play against society."
“As we grew exponentially, I was unable to keep track of it, and I relied on others to do their jobs because they knew I wanted to do them. Obviously some of them didn't, 'she added. "That will change now and I am determined to ensure that this does not happen again."
But several show employees tell DailyMail.com that they are not buying Ellen's apology and asking her to end it.
A staff member said: “She's only addressing this now because the advertising for her and her BS brand of happiness and kindness is so bad. Ellen can throw everyone else under the bus, but the money stays with her.
"Whenever she told viewers to choose kindness, I threw myself a little in my mouth because she always chose the opposite," they added.
Among the allegations was one raised by a black woman who alleged that she had suffered a number of "microaggressions". Her request for an increase was ignored and she was accused of "walking around and looking angry and angry" after asking employees to undergo diversity and inclusion training.
Another former employee claimed to have been fired for a month after attempting suicide.
Even Everybody Loves Raymond actor Brad Garrett interfered in a tweet on Thursday and said, “Sorry, but it comes from above @TheEllenShow. Know more than one who has been terribly treated by you. Well known. & # 39;
Our source said: "She was happy to put her name on the show, but she let these three executive producers do what they wanted. The fish is rotting from the head and ellen and the three are rotting now. & # 39;
They also claimed that Ellen and her executive producers would now be witch-hunting to find out who spoke out against her.
"Don't think for a second that there won't be a witch hunt to find out who's been keeping the worst-kept secret out on television," they said. & # 39; Ellen is mean. She'll want revenge for everything that comes out. & # 39;
A popular allegation that has been circulated is that employees have been instructed not to speak to Ellen, and our source confirmed this allegation.
She kept herself isolated from the staff. You can't go up and talk to her, hell, you can't even be on the property a mile from her, ”they said.
In addition to these claims, the show was rocked again on Thursday when three dozen talk show employees claimed during the day that executives working behind the scenes felt and kissed employees, requested one of them for oral sex, and were manageable with women. & # 39;
Jonathan Norman, a co-executive producer, is said to have "cared for" a former employee by taking him to concerts and showering him with other gifts and perks before attempting oral sex with him. Kevin Leman, the show's lead writer and executive producer, is said to have requested oral sex from an employee. Others say they saw Leman grope another colleague.
And Ed Glavin, an executive producer, reportedly had a reputation for being handy with women, according to former employees.
Former employees told BuzzFeed News that they believe the presenter knew that several of her high-profile showrunners and producers had committed sexual misconduct against young people.
Everyone loves Raymond actor Brad Garrett got involved and said in a tweet: “Sorry, but it comes from above @TheEllenShow. Know more than one who has been terribly treated by you. General knowledge & # 39;
Staff have claimed that they were instructed not to speak to her when they saw her in the building
Now, former employees have accused Ellen of turning a blind eye on her successful TV talk show during the day to spread sexual misconduct by high-profile producers
Current staff are asking Ellen to end the program.
& # 39; Warner Bros should cancel our show or exchange it for a funny celebrity presenter. The viewers have been fed lies for years. The ellen you see on TV is insincere and fake. She is a terrible person who has done nothing to support 99% of the people who work for her.
"But they won't cancel it because all they care about is money and the show is a money cow.
“It's time for Ellen to leave the television. It did enough damage. You should replace her with someone as wonderful as Jen Aniston. She is always a dream when she comes by – lovely, kind and funny, and we can actually look her in the eye !! & # 39;
A source initially told Buzzfeed that the executive producers believed that "anyone who works at The Ellen Show is lucky enough to work there," so if you have a problem, you should go because we're hiring someone else because everyone wants to work here. & # 39; & # 39;
Executive producer Andy Lassner tweeted on Thursday with confidence that "no one is out of thin air".
Our source said: “Many of us have the theory that Ellen acts in such a way to protect herself. She was so damaged when her sitcom was canceled after it came out that she decided to keep people at a distance so as not to get injured should the show be canceled. But 17 seasons later it is still in the air and she is so powerful that she thought she could do what she wanted. & # 39;
A staff member told DailyMail.com: "Even though our show is collapsing around us, it's liberating that everything comes out openly."
Ellen DeGeneres & # 39; memo to her staff about allegations of abuse
Hello everyone – it's Ellen. On the first day of our show, in our first meeting, I told everyone that the Ellen Degeneres show would be a place of happiness – nobody would ever speak and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously something has changed and I am disappointed to learn that this was not the case. And I’m sorry. Everyone who knows me knows that it is the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.
Without all of your contributions, I couldn't have had the success I had. My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for it. Together with Warner Bros, we immediately initiated an internal investigation and are taking steps together to resolve the issues. Since we have grown exponentially, I have been unable to keep track of it and have relied on others to do their jobs knowing that I want to do them. Obviously, some have not. That will change now and I am determined to ensure that this does not happen again.
I also learn that people who work with and for me speak on my behalf and misrepresent who I am and that has to stop. As someone who has been judged and has lost almost everything just because he is who I am, I really understand and have deep sympathy for those who are viewed differently or treated unfairly, not immediately or, worse, ignored. To think that one of you felt that way is terrible for me. It's been far too long, but we're finally having discussions about fairness and justice.
We all need to be more aware of how our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad I was made aware of the problems at our show. I promise to do my part to keep pushing, learning and growing myself and everyone around me. It is important for me and Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say should speak up and feel safe.
I am so proud of the work we do and the fun and joy we all do in the world. I want everyone to love our show at home and I want everyone who manages to love to work on it. Again, I am so sorry for anyone who has not had this experience. Without COVID I would have done it personally and I can't wait to get back on our stage and see you all. Stay safe and healthy.
All the best, Ellen
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