Waitress claims Ellen DeGeneres tried to get her suspended for having chipped nail polish while serving ‘cruel’ host

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A FORMER waitress turned comic has alleged that Ellen DeGeneres tried to get her suspended from a restaurant over chipped nail polish.

Chris Farah alleged that she was was working at Real Food Daily in Los Angeles in 2014 when she waited on Ellen and wife Portia de Rossi.

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Ellen has been accused of trying to get a waitress suspended[/caption]

She alleged that she thought the service went well but a week later was called into her manager’s office where she was told that Ellen had emailed in a complaint.

“She really went out of her way to try to hurt someone who was beneath her and serving her,” the 35-year-old told DailyMail.com.

“You’re going to try to take money away from me for two weeks because you don’t like the way my nails looked? It’s sh***y. 

“It’s not anything akin to her image of ”be kind”. It’s unnecessarily cruel and out of touch, and doesn’t understand the repercussions. It’s a crazy thing to do.”

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Real Food Daily where Chris worked in 2014 [/caption]

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Ellen reportedly emailed the owners[/caption]

Chris claimed that she was so secure in how well the brunch had gone that her first thought was Ellen’s email was one of thanks.

But she said the bosses instead “smirked” each other and told her the talk show host had emailed Anne [the owner] and complained about her nails.

Chris suggested Ellen knew “the power” she had over the restauarant, and that she believes the 62-year-old “somewhat gets off on perpetrating misery on others.”

“There’s an underlying sadistic-ness to her sometimes, under the veil of this whole ‘be kind to others’ thing,” she said.

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Ellen has een accused of allowing a “toxic” work environment[/caption]

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is now under investigation amid numerous claims of sexual harassment by executive producers, and a “toxic” work place culture.

Ellen was “discouraged from addressing the allegations” while the investigation was underway but she sent a letter to staff and admitted that she had to take responsibility as her name was at the top.

However, she added that as the show has grown she had “not been able to stay on top of everything” and had instead “relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done.”

But, she said: “Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

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In early July, Ellen employees revealed bombshell accusations they suffered from “racism, fear, and intimidation” on set.

One current and 10 former crew members from the hit 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.

Others alleged they were instructed by their managers to not speak directly to the 62-year-old comedian if they saw her at the office.

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Former crew members and guests have hit out at the host claiming that she’s much different from her happy-go-lucky television personality.

“Is she always nice? No,” said a former staffer. “It irritates me that people think she’s all sweetness and light and she gets away with it.

Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly, and Andy Lassner said in joint statement that they “have strived to create an open, safe and inclusive work environment” over the past 16 years.

“We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience,” the EPs added.

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An internal investigation is now taking place[/caption]


An internal investigation by parent company WarnerMedia is allegedly taking place after employees came forward about experiencing “racism, fear, and intimidation” while working on the talk show.

According to Variety, Telepictures – which produces the daytime series – and Warner Bros. – which is in charge of distribution – sent an e-mail to staffers last week to say they’re working with a third-party firm.

Sources told the outlet in addition to the third party company, WarnerMedia’s employee relations group will also interview current and former workers about their experiences on set.



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