Ellen DeGeneres has been having a tough couple of weeks since former employees on Ellen Show claimed that there’s a toxic work environment on set.
Before their shocking revelations, Ellen DeGeneres has stayed mum amid allegations that she’s a mean girl.
Ellen DeGeneres, one of the meanest girls alive?
In March, comedian Kevin T. Porter posted a cryptic tweet encouraging those who have bad experiences with DeGeneres to come forward. A slew of people claimed that the host has been rude and demeaning towards them.
Shortly after, reality TV star Corinne Olympios and YouTube star Nikkie Tutorials shared what it was like to guest on Ellen Show. Both personalities said that the experience wasn’t completely positive.
Despite all their shocking allegations, DeGeneres has opted not to respond to their claims. She continued hosting Ellen Show at the comfort of her home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ellen DeGeneres apologizes to her former staff
It was only recently that DeGeneres decided to release a statement about 10 former employees who revealed their negative experiences working on the daytime program.
According to WHO, this was what forced DeGeneres to speak up on the matter. The comedian released a lengthy statement apologizing for her former staff’s negative experiences on Ellen Show.
“I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly, some didn’t. That will now change,” Ellen DeGeneres said.
However, not everyone felt that the funny woman’s apology was sincere. A source told Daily Mail that Portia de Rossi’s wife is a phony.
More former employees come forward
After DeGeneres issued an apology, more people continued to share their negative experiences while working on Ellen Show.
Former producer Hedda Muskat said that she was emotionally abused and fired from Ellen Show for no reason.
While speaking with Sunrise, Muskat also revealed that her job was given to a 24-year-old employee that she trained and that didn’t have enough background on the job.
Muskat also revealed how executive producer Ed Glavin asked for her contacts and sources from the industry. And when she refused to give them up to maintain journalistic integrity, she was banned from their staff meetings.
Tony Okungbowa confirms toxicity on ‘Ellen Show’
Former Ellen Show DJ and actor Tony Okungbowa also said that he experienced the toxicity of the environment while working with DeGeneres from 2003 to 2006 and from 2007 to 2013.
“I stand with my former colleagues in their quest to create a healthier and more inclusive workplace as the show moves forward,” he wrote.
Ellen DeGeneres has not yet responded to Muskat and Okungbowa’s recent allegations.