In recent weeks, 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' has been accused of harbouring a "toxic workplace environment". Accusations of racial insensitivity, sexual misconduct and other issues have been hurled at the TV production.
A new development arrives today as executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have been ousted from the daytime talk show. Ellen DeGeneres herself made the announcement, reports Variety.
In response to claims of sexual harassment, Leman previously denied "any kind of sexual impropriety", saying "I have always aimed to treat everyone on the staff with kindness, inclusivity and respect."
Norman also declared he was "100% categorically denying these allegations".
He added: "I have never had a single complaint against me in my career. I have never 'groomed' anyone. I have never done anything to harm another staff member. Ever."
Glavin has not responded with a comment.
A spokesperson for Warner Bros confirmed the trio "parted ways" with the show.
Veterans on 'Ellen' Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt will remain as executive producers alongside host DeGeneres.
Connelly, Lassner and Westervelt have been with the show since it began in 2003.
Staff on 'Ellen' learned of the news on Monday afternoon during a staff meeting. DeGeneres spoke to 200 employees via a video conference call.
According to reports, she was emotional during the announcement and apologetic.
In response to the complaints, Warner Bros. has established a dedicated HR representative for the show and a hotline for complaints.
An internal investigation into 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' is still ongoing.