Executive Producer Of 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Denies Cancellation Rumors
Written by Huffingtonpost on August 1, 2020
An govt producer of “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” denied rumors that the long-running present is going through cancellation after workers alleged a poisonous work tradition.
“No person goes off the air,” Andy Lassner, who has co-produced the daytime speak present since 2003, mentioned on Twitter this week after one in all his followers urged that “Ellen” may very well be axed.
Earlier, Lassner joked in a tweet that he hoped the 12 months would “flip round and begin getting higher” however that 2020 had different plans — alluding to the scrutiny “Ellen” has confronted since misconduct allegations surfaced final month.
A number of “Ellen” staffers informed BuzzFeed that they endured racism, concern and intimidation whereas engaged on the present.
Following the allegations, Lassner and this system’s two different govt producers — Ed Glavin and Mary Connelly — mentioned in an announcement that they had been “heartbroken and sorry to study that even one particular person in our manufacturing household has had a destructive expertise.”
Glavin, who was singled out within the workers’ allegations, is reportedly anticipated to exit the present.
The Hollywood Reporter mentioned this week that DeGeneres addressed the criticism and apologized to her workers in a letter.
“On day one in all our present, I informed everybody in our first assembly that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Present’ can be a spot of happiness ― nobody would ever increase their voice, and everybody can be handled with respect,” DeGeneres wrote. “Clearly, one thing modified, and I’m disenchanted to study that this has not been the case. And for that, I’m sorry. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of it’s the alternative of what I consider and what I hoped for our present.”
DeGeneres mentioned that an inside investigation into the allegations had launched and careworn her dedication to “making certain this doesn’t occur once more.”
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