Shocking stories about Ellen DeGeneres 'are all true', claims former staffer

Marni Dixit
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

A former staffer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has claimed all the shocking stories about the comedian that have made headlines recently have some substance behind them.

The staffer told the New York Post: "The stories are all true!"

A former staffer of The Ellen Degeneres Show has claimed negative stories about the host "are all true". Photo: Getty Images

"Is she always nice? No." They continued: "It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it," they added.

Ellen, who famously ends her show telling viewers to "be kind to one another", first came up against allegations against her character in a Twitter thread, which asked people to respond with ‘insane stories’ they’d heard about Ellen ‘being mean’.

People responded with allegations of wild demands the star has reportedly made and what she was really like on the set of the show.

Last week Tom Majercak, a former security guard who worked for Ellen and her family when she hosted the 2014 Academy Awards, alleged to Fox News that the star was "very cold".

A former bodyguard who worked with Ellen at the 2014 Academy Awards claimed that while her wife Portia de Rossi was delightful, the host was 'very cold'. Photo: Getty

He claimed that while her wife Portia was delightful to work with, Ellen didn’t engage at all beyond a ‘side glance out of her eye’, saying he was shocked to witness her ‘false facade’ drop away.

"It's bugged me for years," he admitted. "I see this person come across as being very enlightened and positive and awesome and everybody loves her and is in awe and that's really not the case when you meet her in person."

He added Ellen was the only celebrity he has ever worked with who didn’t greet him when introduced.

“She's not the person she portrays to be that she's playing off of society,” he said. “That's my opinion.”

Recently, staffers on the talkshow have reported being left in the dark about their jobs and pay after the Ellen Show set was shut down during the coronavirus pandemic.

The host began shooting from home in a bid she said to keep staff employed but used a third-party crew instead of her usual employees.

Despite initial reports, however, employees did not lose their jobs and were simply given a pay cut until shooting returns to normal.

Ellen has not responded to the criticism.

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