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Entertainment Scooter Braun Defends Ellen DeGeneres amid Talk Show Controversy: She ‘Stands for What Is Right’

21:07  01 august  2020
21:07  01 august  2020 Source:   people.com

Scooter Braun defends Ellen DeGeneres amid allegations of 'toxic' culture at her talk show

  Scooter Braun defends Ellen DeGeneres amid allegations of 'toxic' culture at her talk show Scooter Braun has come to Ellen DeGeneres' defense amid allegations of a 'toxic' culture behind the scenes of her talk show. This response prompted criticism from Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett, who accused DeGeneres of personally fostering the "toxic" culture. "Sorry but it comes from the top ⁦@TheEllenShow. Know more than one who were treated horribly by her.⁩ Common knowledge," Garrett tweeted. Back to the Future actress Lea Thompson later replied, "True story. It is.

Scooter Braun has spoken out in support of Ellen DeGeneres.

Scooter Braun, Ellen DeGeneres posing for the camera: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images; Todd Williamson/Getty Images Scooter Braun and Ellen DeGeneres © Provided by People ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images; Todd Williamson/Getty Images Scooter Braun and Ellen DeGeneres

In response to reports about an allegedly toxic work environment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the manager — whose clients include Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, who have both appeared on the daytime program multiple times — defended DeGeneres on Friday, calling her a “kind, thoughtful, courageous human being.”

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  Bieber's manager comes to Ellen DeGeneres' defense Scooter Braun said Ellen DeGeneres is "a kind, thoughtful, courageous human."On Friday, manager-to-the-stars Scooter Braun tweeted his support for the daytime talk show host, insinuating that her critics are relishing in the negative press she's been receiving.

“People love to take shots. They love to see people fall. How quickly so many forget. How easy it is to stay quiet when it doesn’t effect [sic] them,” he wrote on social media. “@TheEllenShow is a kind, thoughtful, courageous human being who stands for what is right and highlights on her show the best of us.”

“She has helped change the views for equality all around the country and the world. She doesn’t do what is popular she does what is right. Her story shows us that,” Braun continued. “Today I’m sending love to her. I know first hand how much she helps others both when we are all watching and when we are not. @theellenshow thank you for all you do and keep your head held high.”

Scooter Braun, Ellen DeGeneres posing for the camera: Scooter Braun and Ellen DeGeneres © ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images; Todd Williamson/Getty Images Scooter Braun and Ellen DeGeneres

Braun’s defense of DeGeneres came as Brad Garrett and Lea Thompson called out the host over alleged mistreatment.

After DeGeneres, 62, issued an apology to the staff members of the daytime show, saying she was "glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention," Garrett claimed on Twitter that DeGeneres is the one who should be held accountable.

"Sorry but it comes from the top ⁦@TheEllenShow," the Everybody Loves Raymond alum wrote on Twitter, tagging DeGeneres. "Know more than one who were treated horribly by her.⁩ Common knowledge."

Garrett, who appeared as a guest on her talk show six times between 2004 and 2007, did not detail any specific allegations against DeGeneres.

Thompson agreed that DeGeneres' alleged mistreatment is "common knowledge," writing on Twitter, "True story. It is."

DeGeneres has yet to respond to Garrett or Thompson.

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  Polo Star Nacho Figueras Shares Support for Ellen DeGeneres, Calls on A-List Friends to Do the Same "I have been very lucky to be on that show many times and I can tell you that it is a very well run machine," Nacho Figueras wrote of The Ellen DeGeneres ShowIn an Instagram post on Monday, the 43-year-old polo champion praised DeGeneres, 62, as a "great human being" while calling out other celebrities for not publicly showing support for the star amid reports about an allegedly toxic work environment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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After former employees described the show's workplace environment as "toxic," WarnerMedia launched an internal investigation into the allegations.

DeGeneres shared a lengthy apology with staffers on Thursday, saying that she is "disappointed" that the workplace was not the "place of happiness" she sought to create when the show launched.

"I am so proud of the work we do and the fun and joy we all help put out in the world. I want everyone at home to love our show and I want everyone who makes it to love working on it," she wrote in an internal memo previously obtained by PEOPLE. "Again, I’m so sorry to anyone who didn’t have that experience. If not for COVID, I’d have done this in person, and I can’t wait to be back on our stage and see you all then. Stay safe and healthy. Love, Ellen."

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WarnerBros. said in a statement Thursday that dozens of former and current employees had been interviewed about the show's work environment, and that the network was "disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management."

An internal investigation targets the Ellen DeGeneres show because of a "toxic work atmosphere"

 An internal investigation targets the Ellen DeGeneres show because of a © Robyn Beck / AFP Ellen DeGeneres at the Grammy Awards, January 26, 2020. The American show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show ”is the subject of an internal investigation launched by the distribution company WarnerMedia. It follows revelations from former and current employees about the working atmosphere behind the scenes. The presenter has not commented on this matter.

The network said that "several staffing changes" were identified in addition to "appropriate measures" that will be made to "address the issues that have been raised."

Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner took responsibility for the show's daily operations in a statement earlier this month, and promised to "do better."

Former employees of the show have also anonymously alleged sexual misconduct and harassment involving top producers at the show, including Glavin and head writer Kevin Leman, according to a report published Thursday by BuzzFeed News.

Leman and another producer have denied the allegations against them in separate statements. Glavin has not yet publicly addressed the allegations. A spokesperson for WarnerMedia declined to comment on the report.


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