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Ellen DeGeneres' Employees Told 'Things Will Be Very Different Now' During Heated Meeting -- Deets Here!

Ellen DeGeneres' staff holds dramatic meeting

Don’t believe the rumors — or the “bots,” as Portia de Rossi would put it — because The Ellen DeGeneres Show is forging ahead, despite the mess of allegations against several producers and Ellen DeGeneres herself!

According to an Us Weekly source, producers of the hit daytime talk show held a call with disgruntled staffers on Monday and “addressed” the onslaught of reports about the allegedly toxic environment of the show. 

The insider said the producers did hold themselves accountable for *some* of the claims that were made, which included allegations of microaggressions, bullying, and intimidation, and insisted that they wanted their team to “have fun at work” going forward.

Related: Ex Ellen Producer Labels Ellen ‘Toxic’ & Describes The Show’s ‘Culture Of Fear’

The source dished: 

“They said a lot of [the claims are] true and a lot of it is not true. They said we are handling everything [and] things will be very different now… A show that brings so much happiness and fun, it should be a happy show to work on.”

It should be… but it hasn’t, according to the handful of former and current employees whose allegations triggered an in-house investigation by parent company WarnerMedia

As the meeting — which was reportedly attended by executive producers Andy Lassner, Mary Connelly, and Derek Westervelt — progressed, a number of employees “voiced some concerns” while some of the producers “got called out about stuff that happened in the past.” But at the end of the discussion, the crew was reassured “the show will go on” despite persistent rumors that Ellen was ready to walk away from the Emmy winning program for good. 

The source added: 

“The producers ultimately said you all still have a job here and you will all get paid, however that may be. They said Ellen is not giving up and the show will go on… That woman brings so much joy to people that it would break a lot of hearts to stop doing this show. It was a pep talk and made some staffers feel better.”

Well, that’s a start!

This comes as high-ranking exec producer Ed Glavin, who was reportedly entangled in most of the more upsetting allegations, will reportedly be stepping down from his role. So it sounds like Ellen’s staff is now at least somewhat pacified.

The question is… what will the daytime queen say to the public if and when the show does go on??

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Aug 04, 2020 06:14am PDT

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