In recent times, thirty-six former employees from Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show have come forward to expose several incidents of persecution, sexual misconduct, and assault which takes the name of its top producers.
With a series of generalizations
A story published on BuzzFeed News on Thursday, July 30, alleges that the show’s head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman made sexual advances on an ex-official at a company party, who is said to have grasped the penis of a production assistant. The accused amassed another PA inside a car besides making unfitting remarks at the office premises. Meanwhile, Leman refuted the charges of “any kind of sexual impropriety” as he told that not “a single HR or inter-personal complaint” has been “made” about him in his 17 years of tenure on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
An inevitable exit
The report also claimed that executive producer Ed Glavin “had a reputation for being handsy with women,” while 47 former employees told that they have been frightened and intimidated regularly by the same individual. While he did not provide his response to the claims in any public forefront, Variety stated earlier on Thursday that he would quit from his role in the upcoming days.
Another former staff alleged that while co-executive producer Jonathan Norman was responsible to tailor him, he tried to perform oral sex on the person. Norman denied such allegations, voicing, “I have never done anything to harm another staff member. Ever” as he accused the staffer of having “ulterior motives for bringing down the show.”
Being an escapist
Some of the informants told the web portal about their belief that DeGeneres might not be aware of the behind-the-scenes at her Emmy-winning series, while others commented that she opts to go blind-eyed in such concerns. One of them remarked, “She knows. She knows s–t goes on, but also she doesn’t want to hear it.”