Ellen DeGeneres is 'a big kiss a**' who only likes famous people' says ex producer

ELLEN DeGeneres is 'a big kiss a**' who only likes famous people' according to an ex producer.

Hedda Muskat appeared on Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O and claimed the TV host was "not friendly" with people.

She said: "She [Ellen] was not friendly with people, that I noticed.

"The only people that she was friendly with were the A-list movie stars. She's a big kiss a**."

The former staffer also appeared on Sunrise two days earlier and claimed she'd been "emotionally abused" and "fired for no reason".

Muskat – who worked on the debut season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003 – said: "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."

Muskat also claimed Ellen would often "snarl" at staffers.

She explained: "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.

'Get to the point, get to the point,' she said".

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is currently under an internal investigation after employees came forward about experiencing "racism, fear and intimidation” while working there, as well as sexual harassment.

The allegations saw over 40 former and current employees on the production team accuse Ellen of turning a blind eye to sexual harassment by executive producers, and of the show bosses using intimidation and microaggressions to cause discomfort.

“Is she always nice? No,” said another former staffer.

“It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it.”

A black woman, who once worked for Ellen, claimed she experienced “racist comments, actions and microaggressions” during her year and a half as an employee.

Staffers also claimed to have been fired because they took medical leave or bereavement days to attend family funerals.

Kevin Hart and Katy Perry are among the celebrities to stand with Ellen, while her wife Portia de Rossi has also broken her silence and said she "stands by" her.

Portia's comment comes after various celebrities have shown support for the famed daytime show host, such as Polo player Nacho Figueras and Scooter Braun.

Lea Thompson, Bachelor’s Corinne Olympios and actor Brad Garrett have, however, all spoken out against the 62-year-old with Corinne calling the 62-year-old "aggressive".

Production company Telepictures confirmed on Tuesday that Ellen – who faces losing partnerships – will return to the stage to host the 18th season of her talk show despite reports that James Corden and Tiffany Haddish had been lined up to replace her.

Show spokesperson Melissa Little Padgitt confirmed that staff has returned remotely following their summer hiatus – although crew members have yet to return until they plan COVID-19 safety guidelines.

 

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