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Ex Ellen DeGeneres Show staffer claims working for embattled host is ‘like The Devil Wears Prada’

Former staffer from The Ellen DeGeneres Show says the workplace was ‘like The Devil Wears Prada’

Another former Ellen DeGeneres Show staffer has come forward and made shocking claims about what it was supposedly like working on the daytime talk show.

According to a former camera assistant on the program, who asked to remain anonymous, the workplace was ‘like The Devil Wears Prada’.

They told Brisbane radio show Stav, Abby & Matt that some employees were told to not be in the same room as DeGeneres – although it’s unclear if these directives came from DeGeneres herself.

Claims: Another former Ellen DeGeneres Show staffer has come forward and made shocking claims about what it was supposedly like working on the daytime talk show 

The Devil Wears Prada is a 2006 film, based on the 2003 novel of the same name, about a college graduate (Anne Hathaway) who works for a domineering fashion magazine editor (Meryl Streep) in New York City.

To describe a workplace as ‘like The Devil Wears Prada’ suggests a tense environment with nervous staff walking on eggshells around a demanding boss.

‘I worked there for a little over a year. It’s kind of like The Devil Wears Prada. Everyone is trying to make it to the [end of a] year,’ the former camera assistant said. 

‘It’s just a badge of honour to have that and have it on your résumé.’ 

Allegations: According to a former camera assistant on the program, who asked to remain anonymous, the workplace was 'like The Devil Wears Prada'

Allegations: According to a former camera assistant on the program, who asked to remain anonymous, the workplace was ‘like The Devil Wears Prada’ 

Talking about their interactions with Ellen, they added: ‘I wasn’t even allowed in the same room as her. Most people are told, “When Ellen enters the room, you and your entire crew need to leave.”

‘Sometimes her bodyguards come forward first and you kind of see them and you know to leave and that’s it.’    

It comes after DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi, told Page Six that the 62-year-old would continue doing her show despite the ongoing scandal.

Ouch: To describe a workplace as 'like The Devil Wears Prada' suggests a tense environment with nervous staff walking on eggshells around a demanding boss

Ouch: To describe a workplace as ‘like The Devil Wears Prada’ suggests a tense environment with nervous staff walking on eggshells around a demanding boss 

She had previously spoken in her wife’s defence on social media last month, posting ‘I stand by Ellen’ in response to a litany of stories detailing alleged bad behaviour behind the scenes of her show. 

It comes after multiple staffers stepped forward to accuse DeGeneres and her senior executives of perpetuating a ‘toxic work environment’.

The program’s parent company, WarnerMedia, has launched an investigation after a handful of employees went public with their grievances.

Last month, one current and ten former employees accused the three executive producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner, of ‘bullying’.

Daily Mail Australia has contacted DeGeneres’ representatives for comment. 

In her corner: It comes after DeGeneres' wife, Portia de Rossi (left), told Page Six that the 62-year-old would continue doing her show despite the ongoing scandal

In her corner: It comes after DeGeneres’ wife, Portia de Rossi (left), told Page Six that the 62-year-old would continue doing her show despite the ongoing scandal

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