Brad Garrett has lashed out at Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter.
One current and 10 former employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show recently came forward in a Buzzfeed News report to accuse the show's three executive producers — Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner — of "bullying" and Ellen issued an apology to staff who felt they were not "treated with respect".
However, Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad, 60, who appeared on the chat show six times between 2004 and 2007, was not impressed by Ellen's apology.
He tweeted: "Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow. Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge."Brad tweeted a link to an article detailing Ellen's apology, where she said in a letter to her staff: "On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case."
Following Brad’s post, Buzzfeed News published another report which accuses The Ellen Show head writer and executive producer Kevin Leman of sexual misconduct.
The report accuses Leman of making sexual advances on an ex-staffer at a company party, as well as facing allegations that he grabbed a production assistant’s penis and groped another PA in a car in addition to making inappropriate comments at the office.
Leman denied “any kind of sexual impropriety” and said he does not believe he has ever had “a single HR or inter-personal complaint made” about him in his 17 years working on the talk show.
Elsewhere, the report also alleges that executive producer Ed Glavin "had a reputation for being handsy with women", and states that 47 former employees had come forward to claim he managed the team through fear and intimidation on a daily basis.— BANG
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