On Thursday, July 30, actor Brad Garrett said he “knew more than one who had been mistreated” by the American host months after numerous allegations of mistreatment on the set came to light.
Thompson, who played Lorraine Baines-McFly in the 1980s trilogy, shared a report on Garrett’s comments, stating, “A true story. This is. “
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Everyone loves Raymond star Garrett appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show six times between 2004 and 2007.
DeGeneres, 62, apologized to former staff members after an investigation by WarnerMedia found “deficiencies in day-to-day management” on the set of its popular talk show.
The investigation was sparked after a number of former staff shared anonymous accounts of their negative experiences working on the series.
Ten former crew members first came forward to make allegations of abuse by producers and other staff, which were published in a Buzzfeed News report.
Many accusers claimed that the show’s production environment was “dominated by fear” and claimed that employees who did not complain about work hours or micro-attacks were rewarded.
A source said: “They believe that everyone who works The Ellen Show is lucky enough to work there – “So if you have a problem you should leave because we are hiring someone else because everyone wants to work here”. ”
DeGeneres, said to be worth $ 330m (£ 264m), has not been directly blamed for the work environment in these particular cases.
However, weeks earlier, she had found herself at the center of several accusations of “mean” behavior after comedian Kevin T Porter pledged to donate $ 2 to a Los Angeles food bank for each “story. insane ”that her Twitter followers had tweeted about her.
He called DeGeneres “notoriously one of the meanest people in the world.”
One story claimed DeGeneres would send his staff home if they hadn’t chewed gum before speaking to him.
“She has a ‘sensitive nose’ so everyone should chew gum in a bowl in front of their desk before speaking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you should go home and take a shower.” , wrote a tweeter.
Another added: “A new staff member was told, ‘Every day she chooses someone different to really hate. It’s not your fault, just sucks for the day and she will be mean to someone else the next day. They didn’t believe it, but it ended up being quite true.
DeGeneres declined to comment.
Earlier this month, the show’s production company refused speculation that it will be canceled as a result of the above allegations.