Lea Thompson agrees it's 'common knowledge' Ellen DeGeneres treats people 'horribly' amid ‘toxic work culture’ claims

LEA Thompson agrees it's "common knowledge" that Ellen DeGeneres treats people "horribly".

The actress, 59, backed up fellow actor Brad Garrett's claims that he "know[s] more than one who were treated horribly by [Ellen]".

Tagging Ellen into his tweet, Brad wrote: "Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge."

Lea Thompson lent her support to Brad by commenting on an article detailing the tweets: "True story. It is."

However, Ellen was defended by manager Scooter Braun – whose clients include Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande.

He tweeted: "People love to take shots. They love to see people fall. How quickly so many forget. How easy it is to stay quiet when it doesn't effect [sic.] them.

"@TheEllenShow is a kind, thoughful, courageous human being who stands for what is right and highlights on her the best of us."

"She has helped change the views for equality all around the country and the world. She doesn't do what is popular she does what is right. He story shows us that.

"Today I'm sending love to her. I know first hand how much she helps others both when we are all watching and when we are not. @theellenshow thank you for all you do and keep your head held high."

Brad's tweet came after he read a Variety article that included the apology Ellen sent to her staff – which seemed to imply her underlings were to blame.

Earlier this month, Ellen employees revealed bombshell accusations they suffered from "racism, fear and intimidation” on set.

One current and 10 former crew members from the daytime series spoke to BuzzfeedNews about the “toxic work environment” but remained anonymous due to fear of retribution.

The outlet said some staff claimed to have been fired because they took medical leave or bereavement days to attend family funerals.

An internal investigation was launched earlier this week by the show's parent company WarnerMedia after the employees came forward.

Once the allegations were made, Ellen issued an apology letter to her staff.

She wrote: "On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect.

"Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry.”

Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly, and Andy Lassner released a joint statement to the outlet, claiming they take the stories "very seriously" and admitted they need to "do better."

Staffers at The Ellen DeGeneres Show are now "freaking out" that the "show will be canceled" in the wake of these claims.

An Insider told US Weekly: "Staffers are texting and calling each other freaking out as they fear Ellen [DeGeneres] will quit or that the show will be canceled.

"The show feels done. It’s going to be very hard to turn this around."

After the series of allegations, the comedian reportedly wants to quit the show.

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