Ellen DeGeneres blames introversion for ‘mean’ behavior on a call

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New details emerged from the Zoom call that Ellen DeGeneres hosted with more than 200 of her staff on Monday, after it was revealed that three of the show’s top producers had been fired amid her toxic scandal over work place.

Ellen, 62, reportedly opened up that she was “introverted” and how she sometimes has “good days and bad days” that she believes could seem nasty, but vowed to make changes to it. future, in an effort to save The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The besieged talk show host also reportedly responded to the rumor that there was an unspoken rule on set that none of the staff were allowed to give him eye contact, according to PageSix.

Speaking to her staff: Ellen DeGeneres reportedly spoke to her team on a Zoom call Monday after it was revealed that the show’s three main producers had been fired.

“I don’t know where it started,” Ellen reportedly said during the Zoom meeting with her staff. “Please talk to me. Look me in the eye. ‘ She went on to describe the rumor as’ crazy ‘saying,’ It’s crazy, but not true, I don’t know how it started. [It’s] not who I am.

Among the many allegations and accusations that have been leveled at the host this year is one from former producer Neil Breed, who has claimed staff are encouraged not to watch her.

‘[Ellen DeGeneres’] the producers called us aside… and said, “Now, Neil, no one has to talk to Ellen. You don’t talk to her, you don’t approach her, you don’t look at her, ”Neil Breen said in July on 4BC radio.

'Please talk to me': Ellen reportedly told staff she was a multi-level person who had 'good days and bad days' in her apology on Monday

‘Please talk to me’: Ellen reportedly told staff she was a multi-level person who had ‘good days and bad’ in her apology on Monday

He added, “She will come in, she will sit down, she will talk to Richard and then Ellen will leave.” And I kind of said, “Can’t I look at her?” I found it all weird.

Ellen Zoom’s call with staff comes after executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were fired amid a WarnerMedia investigation into the show’s toxic environment.

According to Deadline, Ellen apologized to her staff during the call and said she was introverted and had “good days and bad”.

She reportedly explained how it sometimes made her want to be alone and have her own space on set, which she said could be misinterpreted by staff as being mean or hostile.

“Does that mean I’m perfect?” No, I’m not, Ellen would have said. “I’m a person on many levels, and I try to be the best person I can be and I try to learn from my mistakes.

Pictured left to right, the show's top producers Andy Lassner, Jonathan Norman, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2017. Glavin, Leman and Norman were all ousted from the popular talk show

Pictured left to right, the show’s top producers Andy Lassner, Jonathan Norman, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in 2017. Glavin, Leman and Norman were all ousted from the popular talk show

The hit talk show will now be run by existing executive producers Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt.

The report adds that Ellen’s in-house DJ on the show, Stephen ‘tWitch’ Boss, has been named a co-executive producer, who recently appeared to defend his boss by saying there was “love” on. the tray.

Meanwhile, Variety reports that the host – who has herself been accused of fostering a “toxic environment” – admitted on the call that the show’s executives had not been sensitive to “human beings.” Because they focused instead on running the show as an “oil-well-machine.”

Ellen also admitted that the show alienated employees and guests by changing short-term filming schedules and promised that, in the future, the show will stay on schedule.

The start date for the show’s 18th season has also been pushed back a week to September 14, staff have been told.

A lawyer for Kevin Leman said his client was “devastated” that he was a “scapegoat” and called his ousting from the show “shocking.”

“The fact that a deeply flawed BuzzFeed article led to the termination of an innocent man – a popular figure and creative force behind the show ‘Ellen’ and a series of other projects produced with Ellen – is shocking,” he said. Michael Plonsker said in a statement, referring to a Buzzfeed article where allegations against the producer first surfaced.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show fired three major producers over allegations of on-set sexual misconduct and workplace bullying

The Ellen DeGeneres Show fired three major producers over allegations of on-set sexual misconduct and workplace bullying

“Kevin is devastated being a scapegoat and is not yet ready to comment. “

The layoffs of three of the major producers come as the show is in the midst of an internal investigation into allegations of on-set sexual misconduct, as well as workplace bullying.

The investigation was first sparked by a Buzzfeed talk on the show last month.

The July 16 article revealed claims made by a current employee and 10 former employees of Ellen’s talk show, claiming that they experienced racism, fear and intimidation while working on the long-running series. date and accusing producers Lassner, Connelly and Glavin of intimidation.

The show then faced additional charges of sexual misconduct in a second BuzzFeed News article on July 30, in which dozens of men and women accused Leman, Glavin and Norman of sexual harassment, misconduct or aggression.

Leman and Norman have denied the allegations. They and Glavin were quickly put on hold while Warner Bros. launched an investigation.

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