- Brad Garrett called out Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter Friday, claiming that he knows multiple people who were mistreated by her and that it was “common knowledge.”
- Both DeGeneres and “The Ellen DeGeneres” show have come under fire recently, with BuzzFeed News reporting that former employees alleged that the show had a toxic work environment.
- Distributor WarnerMedia has opened an internal investigation into the workplace culture of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Everybody Loves Raymond” actor Brad Garrett called television personality Ellen DeGeneres out on Twitter Friday, saying that her mistreatment of people was “common knowledge.”
Yesterday, a letter that DeGeneres wrote to staff regarding recent allegations about the culture on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, went public. Today, Garrett tweeted a link to a Variety article about the letter, writing, “Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.”
In the letter itself, DeGeneres wrote, “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.”
“My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that,” she also said. DeGeneres did not address any allegations against her specifically in the letter.