Ellen DeGeneres on Thursday despatched an emotional message to the employees of her tv discuss present saying she was taking steps to enhance the tradition on set following accusations of a hostile working surroundings.
The e-mail adopted an inside investigation by Warner Bros. Tv, which produces The Ellen DeGeneres Present, of complaints starting from bullying to racism amongst manufacturing employees.
Warner Bros. Tv stated in a press release that though “not all of the allegations were corroborated, we are disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management.”
It stated a number of staffing adjustments and different measures have been being applied, however didn’t give particulars.
The allegations, which have been made by a number of former employees members in a BuzzFeed article earlier in July, painted a radically completely different view of life behind the cameras from the upbeat and constructive vibe introduced by DeGeneres on the present.
“On day one in all our present, I advised everybody in our first assembly that The Ellen DeGeneres Present could be a spot of happiness – nobody would ever elevate their voice, and everybody could be handled with respect,” DeGeneres wrote in an electronic mail to employees that was made accessible to reporters.
“Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case,” she added.
DeGeneres, whose present has received dozens of awards in its 17 years on the air, additionally referred to criticism that has been leveled at her personally in latest media reviews.
“I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop,” she added.
She stated she was glad that her manufacturing staff was “finally having conversations about fairness and justice. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others.”