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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:26 PM

Ex-'Ellen DeGeneres Show' employees claim culture of 'rampant sexual misconduct' in new article.

Source: Yahoo News

Ellen DeGeneres’s apology to her talk show staffers over workplace toxicity allegations hasn’t stopped new ones from surfacing.

One day after the Ellen DeGeneres Show host broke her silence in a staff letter about the ongoing investigation of the show, a new report from BuzzFeed News has dozens of former staffers making claims of “rampant sexual misconduct and harassment” on the set. And Everybody Loves Raymond actor Brad Garrett said that mistreatment by DeGeneres — whose motto is “be kind” — is “common knowledge.”

According to the new BuzzFeed story, top executive producers engaged in inappropriate workplace behavior, with one “being handsy” with female staffers and another soliciting oral sex at a work party.

Many of the new claims center around head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman. A former employee claimed Leman was behind the work party incident — which they said played out in a restroom at a company event in 2013. Another former staffer said they separately saw Leman grab a male production assistant’s genitals. Another ex-staffer claimed she saw Leman grope a production assistant in a car in 2017. And dozens of others talked about sexually explicit comments made by him, typically to lower-level and younger employees.


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ex-ellen-degeneres-show-employees-claim-culture-rampant-sexual-misconduct-new-report-170312455.html



Comment.....: I guess Ellen DeGeneres is a total phony. She knew all about this as she must have. No letter of apology will change anything. Been going on for years. End of Ellen & her show. Good by phony..Good ridence.

I like this sentence, " .....a new report from BuzzFeed News has dozens of former staffers making claims of “rampant sexual misconduct and harassment” on the set....Also....Brad Garrett said that mistreatment by DeGeneres — whose motto is “be kind” — is “common knowledge.”

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Reply Ex-'Ellen DeGeneres Show' employees claim culture of 'rampant sexual misconduct' in new article. (Original post)
Stuart G Jul 31 OP
catsudon Jul 31 #1
Stuart G Jul 31 #4
NonPC Jul 31 #11
dalton99a Jul 31 #14
pepperbear Aug 1 #18
Faux pas Jul 31 #2
Stuart G Jul 31 #5
Rebl2 Jul 31 #3
Stuart G Jul 31 #6
Mike 03 Jul 31 #7
Stuart G Jul 31 #8
dalton99a Jul 31 #13
bluedye33139 Jul 31 #9
Stuart G Jul 31 #10
JI7 Aug 1 #16
dalton99a Jul 31 #12
CountAllVotes Aug 1 #15
Raine Aug 1 #17
ForgoTheConsequence Aug 1 #19
milestogo Aug 2 #20

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:31 PM

1. i agree with you

the apology from her just confirms it.

she's not sorry about what she did (or didn't do) she's sorry she got caught

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Response to catsudon (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:37 PM

4. Thank You for your comment and I quote, "...she is sorry she got caught"

...She is done, gone, kaput, etc. Years of this behavior of......"phony kindness."..
...Not just a little, but a whole lot. How do you explain that phony kindness to her audience? "Deep down
Ellen is a total phony and treats her people in a totally mean way."....Verified by many employees.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:40 PM

11. I Think She is Mean at Heart

Yes, she has given away a lot of stuff on her daytime show -- although much is donated by sponsors. But have you ever watched her recent show "Game of Games"? Good concept for a show, but you can tell that she kind of gets a kick out of periodically being mean (cruel?) to competitors when given the opportunity. I think she's good at keeping her cruelness hidden.

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Response to NonPC (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:54 PM

14. +1. A world-class hypocrite and sociopath.

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Response to catsudon (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:18 PM

18. The oft-maligned term "limousine liberal" comes to mind....

Who says the left doesn't have its fair share? And while we're on the subject, don't be surprised when certain people who are admired and beloved get caught up in the Epstein web. Let's not forget what the North Korean Hollywood Hack revealed. I'm so far left I'm practically Cesar Chavez, but I can't stand phonies. Let's face it: $ and fame can change people.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:32 PM

2. Why not?

We all used to think cosby was nice too.

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:39 PM

5. Yes, we all did with Cosby too..Thanks for saying that. Cosby also got away with it for many years..

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:36 PM

3. Have

never really watched her show and don’t care for Garrett. Why didn’t he speak up sooner?

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Response to Rebl2 (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:41 PM

6. I suspect.."fear of reprisals" and "punishment from Ellen....My guess is she will now

take a long vacation..just like Tucker the Fucker...Vacation after the .."apology" is spread throughout the media..

....Also, since she got away with this in the past, Ellen will think that she will get away with it now. They all do.
But she won't. Her viewership will vanish..If her..."kindness" is her selling point, and that is phony, then it is "all over.." But I could be wrong..and have been in the past...Often...

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:47 PM

7. This is another instance where stories circulated for years, but for some reason reporters

either avoided or were unable to develop enough on-the-record sources to go to press.

Like Weinstein.
Like Bryan Singer.
Like Cosby, and John Landis' son, and Les Moonves, and Brett Ratner and so many others.

These people have very powerful lawyers who will do almost anything to make these stories "go away."

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:59 PM

8. According to the story at the link below..Ellen wants to end her talk show.

https://nypost.com/2020/07/31/ellen-degeneres-allegedly-wants-to-end-her-talk-show/

Also, in another article that I read...(no link) said this has been going on for years...

I did find out that the show has been on the network for 17 years...

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:47 PM

13. She "struggles to be nice to people and has utter contempt for her audience"


Yeah, Be Kind to One Another


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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:03 PM

9. My hunch is that she'll cancel the show and start another

The entire organization seems to have gone off the rails.

Lucky for her, her real estate holdings are solid and she can live without an income.

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:14 PM

10. Good Point.."she can live without an income." But, she will not be interviewed.

Ellen will not allow an interview, in my opinion.. Further, I don't think she will start another. Obviously,
Ellen does not care to deal with this. She has said her ten cents worth, and will retire forever.

Every interview will start with,..... "How did you allow this to happen over many years?"
...It seems that it is all over, but maybe there will be ..."lawsuits"...and then it won't be over,...
not for many years..

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Response to bluedye33139 (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:02 AM

16. I read in other places that she has wanted to retire for a while

So she probably doesn't care about doing the show itself .

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 05:40 PM

12. An empty apology after years of treating your employees like garbage


and making a shitload of money in the process


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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:58 AM

15. I never cared for Ellen and her show

Now I know why!

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:20 AM

17. Naive to think that any of these "celebrities" are in real life the way they

portray themselves on screen. The reason I don't take advice about anything from them, phonies and hypocrites in it for themselves who don't give a hoot about anybody else. 😖

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 09:58 PM

19. She hired SCABS and left her union employees out to dry during covid.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Sun Aug 2, 2020, 09:22 AM

20. She can hang out with Roseanne

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