Three top producers from The Ellen DeGeneres Show have been sacked after internal investigations into allegations of misconduct and abuse of current and former staff.
According to a Warner Media spokesperson, the executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with the show.
They were informed on Monday during a video conferencing call with DeGeneres, who apologised to more than 200 employees for “letting the ball drop” and running the show “like a machine”.
“I care about each and every one of you. I am grateful for each and every one of you. I feel like I’ve kind of let the ball drop a bit because I’m focused on the show. I go in and I do the show and I’ve just let everybody do their jobs to run different departments,” said DeGeneres.
She acknowledged that while the talk show was run like a machine, many employees endured abuse at the hands of seniors.
“It’s not a machine. This is people. These are human beings who are working hard every single day to put this show together. This show would not be what it is without all of you,” she said.
According to Leman’s lawyer, Michael Plonsker, said his clients was unfairly dismissed from the show.