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Ellen DeGeneres May Quit Her Day Time Show Amid Toxic Work Allegations, Says Insider

Ellen DeGeneres May Quit Her Day Time Show Amid Toxic Work Allegations, Says Insider

An insider revealed that Ellen has been in talks with executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros about calling quits as she has had enough.

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Ellen DeGeneres might be quitting her daytime talk show after having enough of allegations hurled at her about perpetuating a toxic work environment. Speaking to DailyMail.com, an insider at Telepictures said that The Ellen DeGeneres Show host has been in talks with executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros about calling quits as she has had enough. "She feels she can't go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show," explained the source. "The truth is she knew what was going on, it's her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive under the sun – but Ellen is ultimately the one to blame," they continued. 



 

This comes after the staff at the show condemned the American comedian for shifting the blame onto her executive producers in the guise of an apology memo. "Don't think for a minute anything she has said in that apology means anything. She created and then enabled this toxic culture to go on for so long," said one staffer who wished to remain anonymous. "If anyone had come to her or those three vile [executive producers] to complain, they would've been fired," they continued. "Inside Telepictures we've had enough of her. She is a phony who does not practice what she preaches," said the source in Telepictures. 



 

"The behavior of her show executives has been appalling, but [Ellen] is no better. In fact, she is the worst. It's outrageous that she is trying to pretend that this is all a shock to her. The fish rots from the head, and Ellen is the head," shared the insider adding that Ellen "hates coming to work" and "struggles to be nice to people and has utter contempt for her audience." Furthermore, they said, "She has been phoning it in for so long, and only staying for the money and celebrity it affords her. We've dealt with her BS for so many years, she's not innocent at all, she's not nice and the show is not filled with happiness."



 

Ellen's apology came this week after one current and 10 former employees of the talk show accused three executive producers, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly, and Andy Lassner, of "bullying" earlier this month. They spoke anonymously about their experiences on set, including claims of being penalized for taking medical leave, instances of racial microaggressions, and fear of retribution for raising complaints. "That 'be kind' bullshit only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for show," said one former employee. "I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show." Employees said that they were fired for taking leaves, even if they were for medical reasons or bereavement days. They were also instructed not to talk to DeGeneres if they saw her at work. The show was reportedly under internal review after multiple employees alleged that the workplace environment was a hostile one. 



 

Sources now say that there's may not be any way to save the show amid these serious allegations. "At this point, there's really no way to save the show from this PR nightmare, so Ellen leaving may be the only way for this entire mess to go away. While it is our most profitable show in daytime, we no longer make the money we used to make from the show, as we have to pay her tens of millions of dollars per year to show up," they said, adding Telepictures would need to come up with a new show to take over the time slot. "We thought our problems were with the cast upheaval at The Real, we had no idea that Ellen would implode during quarantine," they said. 
 
 

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