Ellen DeGeneres controversy does not seem to end this year. First, the TV host was accused of mistreating her staff and now, the staff has allegedly accused the show members of sexual misconduct. Other stars have come forward and spoken against Ellen. Ellen DeGeneres controversy had taken an ugly form when the staff members of the show accused the atmosphere the show of being toxic.
They were in fact happy with all the rumors of the show shutting down and Ellen DeGeneres having a hard time. Ellen DeGeneres controversy had seemed to calm down a little with Ellen issued an apology and promising to make the show a better place for all the workers.
Although the calm was for a little while, it didn’t last long. The new allegations in the Ellen DeGeneres controversy surfaced again when the staff members accused the show’s elite makers of sexual misconduct.
Ellen DeGeneres Controversy
Ellen DeGeneres controversy flared up when several former employees of the show accused many senior members of the show of sexual harassment. The former employees maintained their anonymity and the accused names also included Kevin Leman, Jonathan Norman, and Ed Galvin. Leman is the head writer, Norman is the music producer and Galvin is the executive producer.
Allegedly, Kevin Leman solicited another employee in 2013 for sexual favors. Some other employees reported that Kevin has been seen groping and kissing other employees without consent. He is also accused of making uncomfortable and inappropriate sexual jokes. Leman denied all such allegations while trying to bring calm to the Ellen DeGeneres controversy.
He said that as a writer, he might have made jokes that could have been slightly out of the box and he’s horrified of that. However, he doesn’t agree with any sexual harassment allegations. Galvin was accused of getting inappropriately physical with his female employees. Galvin has refused to make any comment on the same. Norman has been accused of seeking sexual favors from his employee after taking them to concerts.
Norman denied such accusations and said that he does take his juniors to concerts as he is the music producer. But, he has never behaved inappropriately with any of them ever. He said that he has people to prove that he has never been alone with any of the employees at such events.
Ellen Speaks On Ellen Degeneres Controversy
There is an internal investigation going on the entire Ellen DeGeneres controversy. Ellen DeGeneres issued a long letter of apology for her staff after being accused of a toxic environment. She said that she feels guilty for not being able to do her part well for others and will try and change everything for good. But soon after the apology, the Ellen DeGeneres controversy took a nasty turn and the show was slapped with sexual misconduct accusations.
Ellen DeGeneres controversy has left the Emmy award-winning host shattered. According to a source, she cannot believe the negativity coming her way. According to sources, she thinks that people cannot handle the fame she has received over the years for her hard work. She feels betrayed and wants to quit the show.
James Corden To Replace Ellen DeGeneres
As if right on the cue, James Corden’s name has come forward among the entire Ellen DeGeneres controversy. It is being believed that James Cordon will be taking over the show as Ellen DeGeneres’ successor. The news is still very fresh and does not have any authentic proof yet.
It is believed that James Corden, who hosts ‘The Late Late Show’ has been in talks to replace Ellen for quite some time now. In fact, he was in the talks even before the entire Ellen DeGeneres controversy took place.
Celebrities React to Ellen DeGeneres Controversy
It is interesting to note many actors also have given their own opinions to give on the Ellen DeGeneres controversy. Celebrities like Scooter Brain, Brad Garrett, James Wood, and more have come forward to support the Ellen DeGeneres controversy and allegations. They said that the mistreatment that Ellen is accused of is nothing new and is a piece of common knowledge.
They gave their 2 cents stating that the allegations of sexual misconduct could have stopped if Ellen had taken some action against it. Many staff also reported that even though Ellen was aware of the rumors, she chose not to do anything about it.