Ellen producer dismisses show cancelation rumor, as celebrities weigh in: ‘Nobody is going off the air’!!! Ellen DeGeneres’s award-winning talk show will not be canceled following workplace toxicity allegations, her executive producer confirmed on Twitter.
“Nobody is going off the air,” Andy Lassner tweeted this week to a user who responded to his pandemic meme by writing, “I seriously wish you well. If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations (I, personally, have stopped watching) I hope you are able to find employment quickly…”
This month, BuzzFeed published two bombshell reports alleging workplace sexual harassment and racism and intimidation from former employees who spoke anonymously. In the first, one current and 10 ex-employees dispelled DeGeneres’s “be kind” motto, with a Black employee claiming she endured racist “micro-aggressions” over her box braids hairstyle, while another said she was ostracized for asking producers to stop saying “spirit animal.” One said they were fired after taking time off for medical leave and to attend funerals.
Lassner and fellow producers Ed Glavin and Mary Connelly told BuzzFeed in part, “We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience.”
The second story claimed that several top producers “engaged in rampant sexual misconduct and harassment,” naming Kevin Leman as soliciting sex from an ex-employee at a company party in 2013, groping a production assistant’s genitals and making sexually explicit comments “masked in sarcasm.” Leman denied the allegations, telling BuzzFeed, “I am devastated beyond belief that this kind of malicious and misleading article could be published.” Employees also alleged that producer Glavin “had a reputation for being handsy with women.” Glavin did not respond to BuzzFeed’s request for comment.
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