NBCUniversal denies claims about The Kelly Clarkson Show
Shortly after the Rolling stone In a piece featuring stories from current and former staffers on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” NBCUniversal responds to allegations of a “toxic” backstage work environment.
Several current and former staff members of “The Kelly Clarkson Show” recounted stories of a high-anxiety work environment, depicting a workplace where staff reportedly felt unappreciated by producers.
Many stories claim that Clarkson was kept secret because of the unhappiness of the staff, allegedly on purpose.
A few hours later, NBCUniversal cleared the allegations with a statement to Us Weekly.
Several former and current Kelly Clarkson Show staffers are alleging toxicity backstage
Several accounts named Alex Duda as a worrisome presence. Duda is an executive producer who worked with Steve Harvey and Tyra Banks before working on Clarkson’s show.
One account claims that Duda made co-workers “uncomfortable” about race. Duda allegedly asked the staff questions about the minority audience, who supposedly do not participate in the show.
The person who eventually informed HR about the situation was allegedly cut out of the meetings. The former staffer claims they were “shut out” of these meetings and eventually left the show after feeling they were subjected to “random retaliation.” (via Rolling Stone, according to the AV Club)
Another alleges that Duda acted angrily towards a co-worker they worked with, allegedly “yelling and cursing” at them.
Several accounts also mentioned that they experienced high levels of anxiety due to the alleged environment.
One former co-worker sought professional help for the first time in his life because of his experience on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which made them swear off working in daytime television; The report emphasizes that these current and former staff had plenty of experience in the rigorous environment of daytime television and were aware of the stressful atmosphere.
NBCUniversal commented on the allegations in a statement published in our weekly magazine
NBCUniversal has promised to take steps to investigate the allegations made in the Rolling above Stone story.
“We are committed to a safe and respectful work environment and take workplace complaints very seriously,” their statement begins. “When issues are reported, they are promptly reviewed, investigated and acted upon appropriately. “The Kelly Clarkson Show is committed to creating a safe, respectful and fair workplace that fosters a culture of inclusivity and creativity,” the statement concluded.
The statement was provided to Us Weekly through a company spokesperson.
At this time, Clarkson has not responded to the allegations; the latest post on his Instagram grid is about the upcoming single from his album “Chemistry”.
The portal also reveals that Duda has not yet commented on the accusations.
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” can be streamed on Peacock and the NBC app.