Ellen DeGeneres was once baffled by the many allegations of cruelty from staffers and guests on her show.
But now, with reports still coming in and the show having been investigated due to sexual harassment claims, she’s finally trying to pull things back together.
On Monday, she met with roughly 200 members of her staff on a Zoom call. On the call, she was emotional — and she spoke candidly to her crew.
According to insiders, this was the first call in which Ellen DeGeneres took more accountability for what went wrong.
During her first apology, she had primarily blamed others for the show falling apart.
As she failed to realize, her name is on the show — which means that she is also to blame. A lot of the acts that took place were right in front of Ellen. In fact, some staffers recall Ellen laughing along with the producer who was verbally abusing other crew members.
Hedda Muskat, who worked as a producer on the show for a few years, had a lot to share. “We were in our production meetings, and she would watch Ed [Glavin] go off on people,” she told Inside Edition. “Ellen would look at Ed and she would laugh because I was hoping she was going to say ‘Ed, you can’t be yelling at crew this way, you can’t be yelling at people this way.’ She laughed and she said, ‘Every production needs their dog.’”
One thing Ellen reportedly addressed involved the claims that nobody could look her in the eye. During this meeting, she said that she wanted that all to change. So it’s possible that she’s turning over a new leaf. It’s just a shame that it took so long for her to realize that major changes were needed for her show to operate in a healthy manner.