Brad Garrett joined those criticizing Ellen DeGeneres for the working conditions on her daytime talk show on Thursday.
The Everybody Loves Raymond actor tweeted in response to news of the 62-year-old TV hosts written apology to her staff that seemed to lay the blame on underlings.
Garrett, 60, responded that allegations of mistreatment came ‘from the top’ and tagged DeGeneres’ personal Twitter account.
‘Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow Know more than one who was treated horribly by her. Common knowledge,’ he tweeted.
Although Garrett was a six-time guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show between 2004 and 2007, he didn’t list any specific allegation against the comedian.
Ellen recently sent her staff a memo in which she wrote she was ‘taking steps… to correct’ issues with her employees.
‘Hey everybody – it’s Ellen. 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. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show,’ she began her memo.
Contrary to Garrett’s claims that the mistreatment came from her, she suggested other employees were to blame.
‘As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t.