- An investigation was opened into the Ellen TV show after accusations from former and current employees about bullying and a lot of toxicity at the workplace
- This comes as many have labelled what takes place in front of the camera as excellent choreography
- The TV host is known to have close friends who are A-listers but none of them would dare defend her after the recent claims
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres' recent controversies are believed to have led some of her top celebrity pals to desert her.
Ellen is one of the most admired women in show business and her multi-billion shillings brand has always been driven on the 'wheels' of kindness.
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However, all this has been put into question after an investigation was opened due to many accusations from former and current employees about bullying and a lot of toxicity at the working place.
According to New York Post, the show's distributors, Warner Media, launched a probe into behind the scene situation at the studio after overwhelming complaints.
Even the fact that Ellen is a friend to several A-listers and none of them has come out to defend her - is seen as very surprising.
The 62-year-old has received praise for her generosity and amazing interviews but all this is reportedly all for the camera, according to former and current staff who complained about what goes behind the scenes.
This was after US comedian Kevin T. Porter shared a tweet asking people to send him the most insane stories they had come across about Ellen. In exchange, he would donate N850 for every true story to charity.
Many replied giving several accounts which they had experienced or someone close to them had told them about.
One Twitter user said Ellen had a sensitive nose and so everyone had to chew gum from a bowl that was placed outside her office before talking to her.
Another user claimed the TV host fired her head writer of five years, Karen Kilgariff, after she would not cross the picket line and never spoke to her again.
10 employees recently added to the complaints after claiming Ellen's mantra was only for show and her giving out money and helping people on the show was all choreographed.
The sources who spoke on anonymity disclosed a wide range of allegations against the show management.
Some claimed they were axed for taking medical leave or bereavement days to attend family funerals.
Only time will tell if the probe will clear her name or bring the show to its downfall.
In a related story about the comedian, Legit.ng previously reported that Ellen had an emotional fit during one of her show episodes.
Ellen mourned the death of legendary NBA player by sharing a message of love to members of the audience.
According to the comedian, everyone ought to celebrate life on a daily basis. She also urged them to hold their loved ones tight as life is short and fragile.