The Kelly Clarkson Show responds to claims of toxic work environment

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NBC Universal has responded to the claims in a new report The Kelly Clarkson ShowThe producers have created a toxic work environment.

Eleven employees, 10 current and one former, say they are not only overworked and underpaid, but they are also subject to bullying and verbal abuse in a new Rolling stone Story Published Friday. She also alleges that despite filing several reports to the HR department of the show, nothing has changed. Instead, he alleged that he was punished for his complaints, claiming that executive producers yelled at him and kicked him out of meetings.

A network spokesperson has now provided a statement to EW.

“We are committed to a safe and respectful work environment and take workplace complaints very seriously, and to lie otherwise is untrue,” the statement said. “When issues are reported they are promptly reviewed, investigated and acted upon as appropriate. The Show Strives to create a safe, respectful and equitable workplace that nurtures a culture of inclusivity and creativity.”

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interview for sources Rolling stone the report explained Kelly Clarkson not himself engaged in toxic behavior, but executive producer Alex Duda, known for his work steve harvey And The Tyra Banks Show,

A former employee said in the piece, “NBC is protecting the show because it's their new moneymaker.” “But Kelly has no clue how unhappy her staff are.”

“Kelly is fantastic,” added another employee. “She is the kind of person who never treats anyone with respect and is incredibly admirable … if she knew that employees were not being paid for the two-week Christmas break. Kelly With whom I have conversed and whom everybody knows, perhaps it will be very surprising to know.”

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Representatives for Clarkson did not immediately respond to EW's request for comment.

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Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal via Getty Kelly Clarkson on ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show'

In addition to Duda, employees pointed to unprofessional behavior from other higher-ups at the show. One described a scenario in which an employee quit after a producer “yells and curses at them multiple times on stage”. Another recalled a production manager throwing a stapler across the room and leaving “in a way that you're not supposed to in a professional environment – ​​cursing, raising his voice, and throwing a huge tantrum.”

“Kelly [Clarkson] Uses a sign-off: ‘Make it a great day and if it's not great, change it,'” said one current employee. So you have people here who are just treated badly.”

Clarkson's show fills a once-occupied daytime slot the ellen degeneres show, Before the long-running series ends, allegations surfaced Claiming that DeGeneres and her producers fostered a toxic workplace environment fueled by racism, intimidation and intimidation. Although the accusers cited DeGeneres herself, the host claimed she was unaware of the issues and ultimately issued a statement to its staff promising change behind the scenes of the series.

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