DeGeneres despatched an electronic mail to staffers at “The Ellen DeGeneres Present” on Thursday, which was first reported by Selection. CNN has confirmed the contents of the memo with a present worker.Within the letter, DeGeneres states she is “dissatisfied” after experiences by BuzzFeed by which present and former workers members alleged they confronted intimidation and racism.
“On day considered one of our present, I informed everybody in our first assembly that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Present’ could be a spot of happiness — nobody would ever elevate their voice, and everybody could be handled with respect. Clearly, one thing modified, and I’m dissatisfied to study that this has not been the case. And for that, I’m sorry. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of it is the alternative of what I imagine and what I hoped for our present,” DeGeneres wrote partially.
DeGeneres goes on to substantiate that an inside investigation has been launched by the present’s distributor, Warner Bros. Tv, which is owned by CNN’s mum or dad firm, WarnerMedia.
“Alongside Warner Bros, we instantly started an inside investigation and we’re taking steps, collectively, to appropriate the problems. As we have grown exponentially, I’ve not been capable of keep on prime of all the pieces and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I would need them executed. Clearly some did not. That may now change and I am dedicated to making sure this doesn’t occur once more,” she mentioned.
A press release from WarnerMedia launched on Thursday acknowledged, “Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the current allegations across the present’s office tradition very critically,” the assertion learn. “We hoped to find out the validity and extent of publicly reported allegations and to grasp the total breadth of the present’s day-to-day tradition.”