Lea Thompson Responds to Brad Garrett’s Claims About Ellen DeGeneres: 'True Story'



Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner took responsibility for the show's daily operations in a statement earlier this month, and promised to "do better."

"Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes and employing over 1000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe and inclusive work environment," the producers said in a joint statement to BuzzFeed News on July 16. "We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience."

"It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us," their statement continued. "For the record, the day-to-day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better."

Former employees of the show have anonymously alleged sexual misconduct and harassment involving top producers at the show, according to a report published Thursday by BuzzFeed News.

The former employees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, leveled allegations about the culture behind the scenes of the show, including against head writer Kevin Leman and executive producer Ed Glavin.

Leman and another producer have denied the allegations against them in separate statements. Glavin has not yet publicly addressed the allegations.

A spokesperson for WarnerMedia declined to comment on the report. A rep for Ellen DeGeneres did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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