The producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show held a meeting with staff on Monday (August 3) and they assured employees that Ellen DeGeneres is “not giving up” on the show.
The producers – including Andy Lassner and Mary Connelly – addressed the recent reports in the media with allegations about the toxic work environment at the show. They also discussed whether Ellen is actually going to quit, as some reports have suggested.
“They said a lot of [the claims are] true and a lot of it is not true,” a source told Us Weekly. “They said we are handling everything [and] things will be very different now. … A show that brings so much happiness and fun, it should be a happy show to work on.”
The producers told the staff that the show will indeed continue.
“The producers ultimately said you all still have a job here and you will all get paid, however that may be,” the source added. “They said Ellen is not giving up and the show will go on. … That woman brings so much joy to people that it would break a lot of hearts to stop doing this show. It was a pep talk and made some staffers feel better.”
Ellen‘s wife Portia de Rossi just made her first public statement to address the allegations.
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