While rumors are rife that Ellen DeGeneres will step down from her chat show after claims of a ‘toxic environment’, it looks like she’s not going anywhere.
She has been slammed with bullying claims by 10 former and one current employee. They also stated that the work environment was underscored with sexual misconduct and racism.
In a separate allegation, dozens of former employees launched sexual misconduct accusations at three of the show producers. They claim that Ellen allegedly ‘turn[ed] a blind eye’ to.
And James Corden has been tipped to replace the juggernaut. However, it looks like Ellen is not going to be relinquishing the hot seat anytime soon.
An internal email from the show’s top producers, obtained by The New York Post, showed that Ellen will arrive to set on August 24 for ‘Ellen’s Games of Games’, and the ‘Ellen Show’ is scheduled to premiere on September 9.
A source revealed to the publication that she wants to protect the career that she built.
‘She’s fighting to protect the show and what she stands for. She is very upset about what happened and determined to fix the problems,’ they claimed.
They continued to say that Ellen is taking ‘full responsibility’, however the idea of her quitting the show is out of the question and is ‘total BS’.
So far only megastar manager Scooter Braun, who works with Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, has come forward to support Ellen publicly.
‘People love to take shots at people.’ They love to see people fall. How quickly so many forget,’ he wrote on Twitter.
‘@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.’
He continued: ‘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.’
Scooter is no stranger to drama as he is embattled in a very public feud with Taylor Swift.
It comes as Back to the Future actress, Lea Thompson backed up comedian Brad Garrett who slammed Ellen’s behavior on twitter.
Sharing a link to a story on the scandal, he wrote: ‘Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow Know more than one who was treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.’
Lea then replied to a story on his Tweet, writing: ‘True story. It is.’