A spokesperson for Warner Bros., said three of the show’s top producers, Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The show’s distributor, Warner Bros. Television, is owned by CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
The shakeup comes after reports by BuzzFeed in which some current and former staff members alleged they faced harassment, intimidation and racism.
In an email to staffers last month, DeGeneres said an internal investigation had been launched into the allegations.
“We are taking steps, together, to correct the issues,” DeGeneres wrote in part. “As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
A statement from WarnerMedia released at the time stated, “Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the recent allegations around the show’s workplace culture very seriously.”
They said they were making changes to ensure “a workplace based on respect and inclusion.”
CNN has reached out to DeGeneres for further comment.
Source : Cnn