After numerous complaints about its workplace culture, Warner Media has enlisted a third party investigation into The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
During the last four months, the long running talk show has come under fire. In April, Variety reported about the treatment of legacy crew members during the COVID-19 pandemic. More recently, BuzzFeed published a report that accused the show of fostering an environment that allowed for racism and intimidation.
In response to these most recent revelations, show executives Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly have issued a joint statement.
“We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us,” the group stated.
“For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better,” the group added.
Despite the growing concern for the show, Ellen DeGeneres has remained silent regarding the matter.