Ellen DeGeneres has been under scrutiny for quite a long time now. It all began as her employees accused her of non-payment of dues. Eventually, several shocking claims were made regarding her mean behaviour. In fact, as many as 11 employees came forward to call out the ‘toxic environment’ on The Ellen Show recently.
For long, the US host herself along with her friend had maintained their silence. But now wife, Portia de Rossi, along with others are finally supporting Ellen. Yesterday, de Rossi shared a ‘I Stand With Ellen’ post on her Instagram. Singer Katy Perry too came to DeGeneres’ rescue via Twitter.
But it looks like the dark clouds aren’t going away anytime soon for Ellen DeGeneres. Now, a former producer of The Ellen Show, Hedda Muskat is sharing her ordeal. She has revealed that she was fired for no reason from the show. Not just that, Hedda claims to be a victim of the ‘toxic’ environment too.
Hedda Muskat today appeared on the Australian breakfast program Sunrise. Talking about her experience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the former producer claims she was ‘emotionally abused.’
“I was more emotionally abused, fired for no reason… they told me that they were just going to take the show in a different direction. They ended up gave my job to a guy I trained who was about 24 years old and had no experience,” shared Hedda.
Talking about Ellen’s behaviour, Muskat claimed that it was poor from the beginning. “When you walk into her office for example, to pitch her your segments, there was always a snarl. I always felt that I was never welcomed in her office, she always hurried me, “like get to the point, get to the point,’” claimed the former producer.
Hedda concluded her conversation saying “I had never seen this before, I had never been around a toxic host.”