Ellen DeGeneres’ brother, producer and writer Vance DeGeneres, is defending himself against allegations of a “toxic” job on his talk show of the same name.
Vance called the attacks on his famous brother and sister “bulls-t” in one of the two heartfelt posts on social media on Tuesday.
“If you think Ellen will knowingly allow harassment or racism in her show, you don’t know my sister,” her older brother, 65, wrote in a supporting Twitter post. “She was and continues to be a bright light in a dark world. She is one of the kindest and most generous people you will ever meet. And one of the funniest. “
Ellen, 62, recently faced accusations of behind-the-scenes sexual abuse, racism and more from show staff. The allegations fly in the public face of the show̵
On Tuesday, Vance also appeared on Facebook with impatient confirmation that he was standing next to his sister.
“Okay, I have to say something. My sister is attacking viciously. And let me assure you – it’s all nonsense, “he wrote. “Yesterday I made a simple statement that said ‘I’m standing next to Ellen.’ Only a handful of my Facebook friends responded. If you don’t support Ellen, then you don’t support me, so please don’t be a friend. I’m tired and I’m tired of my sister being attacked. She is always – and always will be – opposed to harassment of all kinds. She is a smart, strong woman who has made a positive difference in the world. And to my friends who responded with the support of Ellen and my family, thank you very much. It means a lot. “
Several celebrities – including Ellen’s wife, Portia de Rossi and comedian Kevin Hart – came to Ellen’s defense as stars such as “Everyone Loves Raymond” verse Brad Garrett and “Back to the Future” actress Lea Thompson added fuel to the anti- Ellen fire.
Recently, there have been rumors that Ellen is ready to skip the ship from her show, with some speculating that the late night host of CBS James Corden may take over. On Monday, however, the show’s employees returned to work for the upcoming 18th season, and an insider told The Post that “Ellen is not giving up” and added that “Cordon” has never been talked about or considered a substitute for anything. . “
Asked in July about the cancellation rumors by The Post, representatives of the production company DeGeneres said: “Telepyracts can confirm that it is untrue.”
On July 30, DeGeneres addressed the allegations at work in a report to employees, saying he was “sorry” and promised to make unspecified changes.