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Former 'Ellen Show' Producer Comes Forward with Her Own Story About Working for Ellen DeGeneres

Former 'Ellen Show' Producer Comes Forward with Her Own Story About Working for Ellen DeGeneres

Another former Ellen DeGeneres associate, Hedda Muskat, is coming forward with her story amid the allegations from former staff members alleging a toxic work culture.

Hedda worked for Ellen‘s show back in 2003 when it was in development and told The Wrap there was a “culture of fear” from very beginning.

“I had never seen this before,” she said. “I had never been around a toxic host.”

She also recalled producer Ed Glavin screaming at an employee. She said Ellen didn’t scold Glavin, and allegedly “giggled.”

“She crossed her legs up on the chair and she said, ‘Well, I guess every production needs their dog,’” Hedda said. “And from then we knew. Ed was going to be the barking dog — her dog. You could just see everybody’s faces go stiff. We’re professionals; we’re adults. We don’t need a dog to get us to do our jobs. … She was the only one giggling.”

She was let go in 2004.

“They call me in and Ed says, ‘Congratulations on the nomination. We really appreciate what you’ve done, but we no longer need your services,’” Hedda recalled, adding they said they were “taking the show in a different direction.”

And about Ellen‘s alleged apology to the staff? Hedda said, “It will not make a difference. Because she is who she is.”

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