Brad Garrett called Ellen DeGeneres for her apology to employees, noting that the stories about the allegedly toxic work environment in her daily talk show were “well known.”
After numerous accusations by the current and former employees of The Ellen Degeneres Show of a toxic work environment, prompted WarnerMedia to launch an internal investigation, the presenter herself finally spoke in a note to employees.
“On the first day of our show, I told everyone on our first date 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 began. “Obviously something has changed and I̵
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However, the “Everyone Loves Raymond” star went on Twitter to say that the apology coming after all this time is not enough.
“Sorry, but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow Guess more than one who was treated horribly by her. General knowledge,” he wrote.
As People notes, 60-year-old Garrett appeared as a guest on Ellen’s show six times between 2004 and 2007. However, he did not specify what allegations he had heard about Ellen’s work environment or who knows who had a bad experience with her.
Garrett’s representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’s request for comment.
The drama in The Ellen Degeneres Show began in April after reports circulated that the show’s employees remained uninformed about their pay or employment status in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, allegations of “cold” behavior from the 62-year-old comedian herself, including her former bodyguard, have become numerous.
In July, BuzzFeed published an explosive story involving reviews from various anonymous current and former employees who accused the show, among other things, of racism, harassment, wrongful termination and more.
Degeneres went on to explain that because the show “grew exponentially,” she had to turn to others for self-management, which some employees don’t do.
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“This will change now and I am committed to ensuring that this does not happen again,” she said.
The “Finding Dory” star cites her own past struggles – she almost lost her career when she came out as a reason for her compassion for those who are treated differently.
“It’s been too long, but we are finally talking about justice and fairness. We all need to be more careful about how our words and actions affect others. I am glad that the issues of our presentation were presented to my attention, “she said.” I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It’s important to me and Warner Bros. that anyone who has something to say can talk and feel safe. “
The comedian concluded: “I’m so proud of the work we do and the fun and joy we all help in the world. I want everyone at home to like our show and I want everyone who does it to love working on it. I’m sorry again. for anyone who hasn’t had that experience. If it wasn’t for COVID, I would have done it in person and I can’t wait to get back on stage and see you then. “
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Warner Bros. offered a statement to Fox News on Thursday, explaining that they “take very seriously the latest allegations about the show’s workplace culture.”
Fote News’ Nate Day contributed to this report