Three executive producers of ‘The Ellen’ show have been sacked post accusations of sexual harassment and pressures to produce the show.
The executives fired were Ed Galvin, Kevin Leman, and co-producer Jonathan Norman through a video call along with the show’s team and stated that internal inquiries on the workstation accusations will be done soon and it was confirmed by a staff that was part of the meeting.
Reps of Warner Bros. stated that Ed, Kevin, and Jonathan have been cut off from the talk show.
Earlier in a statement, Kevin stated he firmly did not accept “kind of sexual impropriety.” And Norman stated that he as well “100% categorically denying these allegations.” But as of Glavin, he has refused to comment on it.
In the conference held other producers stated that Ellen “will be making rounds to smaller chats” with the staff in the coming days. They also made sure to assure employees that they are creating an environment to eradicate a “culture of fear” and they are quite “shocked” to know about the accusations that they were denied to see the host and were redirected to talk to an HR person.
Further, David McGuire the executive president of programming in Warner Bros. stated in an email to employees that: “We promised you to change and a new culture, and we are absolutely committed to that.”
“Many of you have spoken with WarnerMedia’s investigators, and we thank you for your honesty. And though the investigation is nearing its conclusion, our willingness to confidentially hear your thoughts is ongoing,” he added.
“We heard loud and clear that communication needs to be better, at every level. The EPs are already taking steps to make our communication more frequent and effective,” he went on. “I hope this note is another way we are showing our commitment to do better.”