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Brad Garrett Calls Out Ellen DeGeneres For Treating People 'Horribly'

Standup comedian and author Brad Garett is calling out Ellen DeGeneres for treating her employees "horribly" after the talk show host issued an apology to her staff on Thursday.

Ellen's apology comes two weeks after Buzzfeed News published an explosive article from one current and ten former Ellen Show employees who claimed the show was a "toxic" work environment.

Earlier this month, Buzzfeed News published an explosive article about the "toxic" work environment Ellen's staff had been facing.

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One current and 10 former Ellen Show employees spoke to Buzzfeed for the article.

Some employees claimed they were fired after taking medical leave or bereavement days, while others said they were told not to speak to Ellen if she was around the office.

"That ‘be kind’ [expletive] only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for show,” one former employee told BuzzFeed News. "I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show."

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"If she wants to have her own show and have her name on the show title, she needs to be more involved to see what's going on,” another former employee suggested.

This explosive interview launched an investigation by WarnerMedia for workplace misconduct.

The talk show released an apology to her employees that was made public by Variety.

In her apology, Ellen claimed that "On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect."

She continued: "Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show."

Ellen concluded by saying she was "So sorry to anyone who didn’t have that experience."

"If not for COVID, I’d have done this in person, and I can’t wait to be back on our stage and see you all then."

However, not everyone is buying Ellen's apology, including comedian Brad Garrett.

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He took to Twitter in response to Variety's tweet to say actually no to Ellen's claims that she was essentially unaware of the toxic work environment.

"Sorry but it comes from the top," he tweeted, while tagging Ellen.

"Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge," he concluded.

The reactions to Brad's message have been mixed.

One fan commented that Brad was a guest on Ellen's show multiple times, and questioned why he would appear on her show if he knew how "horribly" she treated her staff.

Another Twiiter user wanted Brad to elaborate on the treatment, and what happened for it to be described as "horribly."

"I'm not defending Ellen I'd just like to know how you define horrible because it is a pretty strong word to define treatment," GeeksRul3 wrote.

Following Ellen's apology, Buzzfeed News published another article accusing Ellen's staff of sexual misconduct.

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A handful of former employees accused head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman of sexual misconduct, with one saying: "It’s masked in sarcasm, but it’s not sarcasm."

"He’d probably do it in front of 10 people and they’d laugh because ‘It’s just Kevin being Kevin,’ but if you’re in a position of power at a company, you don’t just get to touch me like that," a former employee added.

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The article also claimed the senior producers would regularly make sexually explicit comments in the office, stating many of the victims were "lower-level and younger employees who felt they lacked any power to speak up."

Ellen has yet to comment on this new series of allegations.