Kelly Clarkson has responded to a Rolling Stone report accusing her daytime talk show of being a toxic workplace.
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Clarkson is responding to a Rolling Stone report accusing her daytime talk show of being a toxic workplace.
Clarkson posted a statement on her Instagram page on Saturday. He addressed the allegations after 11 current and former employees complained about being overworked and underpaid on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” and said in the magazine’s Friday report that their work was “traumatizing their mental health.”
In the report, the anonymous staff called Clarkson “amazing” but said the show’s producers were “monsters” who made their lives “hell”.
Clarkson said he likes his team.
“As we prepare to move to the East Coast, I’m more committed than ever to making sure that not only our team moves, but our new team in NY is made up of the best and kindest people in the business,” he said. “Part of that framework includes leadership training for all senior staff, including myself.”
Clarkson said there’s “always room to grow” and that she wants the show to be “the best version of us in any business.”
“To ensure that any perception of toxicity is eradicated, especially when it comes to leadership,” he said.
An NBCUniversal spokeswoman said in a statement that the entertainment company is “committed to a safe and respectful work environment.” The statement said workplace complaints are “taken very seriously and to suggest otherwise would be untrue”.
“When issues are reported, they are promptly reviewed, investigated and acted upon as appropriate,” the statement said. “The Kelly Clarkson Show strives to create a safe, respectful and equitable workplace that fosters a culture of inclusion and creativity.”