Entertainment Scooter Braun Defends Ellen DeGeneres amid Talk Show Controversy: She ‘Stands for What Is Right’
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.
has spoken out in support of .
In response to reports about an allegedly toxic work environment on, the manager — whose clients include and , 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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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,” heon 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 hasall 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.”
Needed to say this as I know first hand how she helps so many when we are watching and when we are not. She isn’t about what is popular she is about what is right. Sending love to Ellen today.
Ellen DeGeneres' Brother Vance Defends Talk Show Host: 'My Sister Is Being Viciously Attacked'
"If you think Ellen would knowingly allow bullying or racism on her show, you don’t know my sister," Vance wrote on Twitter Tuesday . "She has been and continues to be a bright light in a dark world. She’s one of the kindest, most generous people you’ll ever meet. And one of the funniest." On Facebook, the musician said that his younger sister is being "viciously attacked," and said that the criticism she is facing is "all bulls—." "Ok, I need to say something. My sister is being viciously attacked. And let me assure you - it is all bulls—," he wrote.— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun)
Braun’s defense of DeGeneres came asand called out the host over alleged mistreatment.
After DeGeneres, 62,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 alumon 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,"on Twitter, " . It is."
DeGeneres has yet to respond to Garrett or Thompson.
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.
After former employeesWarnerMedia 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 thatabout 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"
© 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 aearlier this month, and promised to "do better."
Former employees of the show have alsoinvolving top producers at the show, including Glavin and head writer Kevin Leman, according to a report published Thursday by .
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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'Ellen' Show Executive Producer Says 'Nobody Is Going Off the Air' Amid Workplace Investigation .
Andy Lassner replied to a fan who mentioned the show going off the air.The Twitter user wished him well in response to another tweet, also writing that "If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations…I hope you are able to find employment quickly.