Ellen DeGeneres Makes Emotional Second Apology; 3 Producers FIRED!
It was time to clean house and get rid of the problems, so Monday was a busy day behind-the-scenes of the Ellen DeGeneres Show: Three top producers were let go amid the investigation into toxic workplace claims. Read on for more about Ellen DeGeneres 2nd Apology and 3 Producers FIRED for sexual misconduct…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that DeGeneres apologized – once again — to her talk show staffers for the toxic work environment.
Ellen DeGeneres spoke out in 2 apology about her 3 senior producers being fired, via a video conference, to her show staff, in what is now her second apology to them amid the drama.
The news comes on the heels of DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss who publicly supported DeGeneres during the drama, and was given a promotion to co-executive producer.
Why Ellen Makes 2nd Apology to Staff:
According to new reports, reveals that a source who was on the call with more the than 220 show staffers told People magazine that DeGeneres said she “wasn’t perfect,” adding, “I’m a multi-layered person, and I try to be the best person I can be and I try to learn from my mistakes.”
DeGeneres went on to say:
I’m hearing that some people felt that I wasn’t kind or too short with them, or too impatient. I apologize to anybody if I’ve hurt your feelings in any way.
The TV star said they’re “putting in real structures and resources for people so this never happens again and that is extremely important to Ellen. She was emotional seeing everybody. They’re family.”
DeGeneres was said to be “emotional,” “emphatic about making it better” and about “making herself more available.”
A second source told People that DeGeneres said she’s “been dying to see them” and “that she couldn’t because of the investigation.” Now that she can speak, she wanted them to know that the new season “is a reset” and “things are changing” and will “better moving forward,” saying she’s “committed to that.” She said that reading the disturbing allegations about the toxic show environment was “heartbreaking.”
DeGeneres did not take questions from staffers but promised the show would “come back strong” in its 18th season debut, which has been pushed back a few days to Sept. 14. “This will be the best season we’ve ever had,” she said.
Who Got FIRED and Who Stays With Ellen:
The call was to also discuss the findings of the investigation into the show after current and former employees made claims of a culture of racism, intimidation, and sexual harassment. As a result, three senior producers were FIRED! — executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman —were let go. Three others — Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt — will stay as EPs along with DeGeneres.