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Ellen DeGeneres' Former Bodyguard Says Experience Was 'Kind of Demeaning': 'She's Not the Person She Portrays to Be'

Ellen DeGeneres' Former Bodyguard Says Experience Was 'Kind of Demeaning': 'She's Not the Person She Portrays to Be'

Ellen DeGeneres is continuing to face allegations of cold behavior.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show host, who has come under fire by several celebrities, staff members and social media campaigns calling out her alleged unfriendliness, is now being accused of unfriendly behavior by former bodyguard Tom Majercak, who was assigned to protect her during the 2014 Oscars.

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“I’m holding their hands and walking them through individuals and large groups of people. Ellen is the one person that I’ve been assigned to — and I’ve been assigned to quite a few celebrities — that has never taken the time to say hi to me,” he said in an interview with Fox News.

He said he spent “a lot of time” with Ellen‘s wife Portia De Rossi, who was “very pleasant and carried on a conversation.”

“It started going negatively when she introduced me to Ellen and Ellen pretty much just gave me a side glance out of her eye and didn’t even say ‘hello,’ or ‘thank you for protecting my mother, my wife and me,’” he went on to explain.

“It was very cold and it was very sly and it was actually kind of demeaning in the way that she treats people other than those who are in her circle.”

“It’s bugged me for years. 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 said.

“When you see her on TV, people fall in love with her but it is a false facade and bravado. You start hearing these stories and I was like, ‘Man, there’s got to be more to this.’ She’s not the person she portrays to be that she’s playing off of society. That’s my opinion.”

Find out who else spoke about Ellen‘s alleged behavior.

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