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'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Fires 3 Producers After 'Toxic Workplace' Claims

As you may have heard, a host of allegations against the executive producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are finally coming to light.

Over the past few months, Buzzfeed News has published two explosive interviews with former and current Ellen Show employees. These articles have highlighted the rumoured "toxic" work environment the daytime talk show has become infamous for over the past few months.

In case you need a refresher, last month, Ellen issued an apology after the first Buzzfeed article claimed the show created a "toxic" work environment.

"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.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's apology read.

"I want everyone at home to love our show and I want everyone who makes it to love working on it. Again, I’m 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."

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However, just hours after that apology was released, Buzzfeed released another accusatory article, this time alleging sexual misconduct at the hands of the executive producers.

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."

The publication also alleged executive producer Ed Glavin is known for being "handsy" with the women on staff.

"You could definitely see the creep factor and the creepy touching. That was out in the open for everybody to see,” one former employee claimed.

"Obviously, no one wants that and no one wants to be uncomfortably touched by someone… but you didn’t want to [expletive] them off or you would be fired, so it was just that culture of fear."

Now, it has been announced that three producers have been fired from the show.

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A spokesperson for the Warner Bros. has confirmed to ET Canada that "Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman have parted ways."

In addition to the good news, DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss has been promoted to co-executive producer.

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