HOUSE – The Ellen DeGeneres Show is being investigated by parent company WarnerMedia after receiving several complaints about a toxic work environment, including reports of intimidation and racism, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Variety first reported that a memorandum was sent out last week in which Telepictures Warner Bros. employees indicated that television employees would inform them of the investigation.
According to Variety, the memorandum revealed that the companies had established contacts with WBTV owner WarnerMedia̵7;s employee relations group and a third-party company that would conduct interviews with current and former employees about their experience with the set.
The study began after several reports discussing working conditions and employees ’experiences during the day.
In April, Diversity reported the suffering and outrage of DeGeneres production crews, who said they had been ill-treated, and expected lower compensation during the initial closures of the coronavirus, even when the series hired non-union crews to install quarantined products from host Los Angeles House. The crew was reimbursed in full before the announcement Diversityreport.
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At the time, a Warner Bros. spokesman acknowledged that communication could have been better, but pointed to complications from the chaos caused by COVID-19. WarnerMedia, like all other studies, has come under pressure in recent years to investigate all allegations of hostility in the workplace in response to the increased focus on inappropriate behavior following the #MeToo movement.
More recently, BuzzFeed published a report alleging racism and intimidation on the show.
The BuzzFeed story reveals many allegations of racist behavior, including micro-aggression and jokes about two black women making the same hairstyle.
Executive producers Eddie Glavin, Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly discussed the allegations in a joint report in Buzzfeed.
“We sincerely regret and regret learning that even one person in our family has a negative experience. “Not who we are, and not who we want to be, not the mission Ellen has set for us,” the group wrote.
“Because of the record that Ellen’s responsibility for day-to-day responsibility lies entirely with us. We take it all very seriously and understand how much the world is learning that we need to do better, we are committed to doing better, and we will do better. ”
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