Kelly Clarkson has responded to allegations of a toxic work environment on the set of her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
The allegations were made in a report published by Rolling Stone on Friday, May 12. The report, which was based on interviews with 10 former staffers and one current employee, alleged that staff members were “overworked, underpaid and that working at the show was traumatizing to their mental health.”
In her response, Clarkson said that she was “heartbroken” to hear about the allegations. She said that she “loves her team” and that she is “committed to creating a safe and healthy work environment.”
Clarkson said that she is “taking these allegations very seriously” and that she is “working with her team to investigate and address them.” She said that she is “committed to making sure that everyone who works on The Kelly Clarkson Show feels respected and valued.”
NBCUniversal, which produces The Kelly Clarkson Show, also issued a statement in response to the allegations. The statement said that the company is “committed to a safe and respectful work environment” and that it is “taking the allegations very seriously.” The statement said that the company is “conducting a thorough investigation” and that it is “committed to taking appropriate action.”
The allegations of a toxic work environment on The Kelly Clarkson Show come at a time when there is increased scrutiny of workplace culture in Hollywood. In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the entertainment industry.
The allegations against The Kelly Clarkson Show are the first to specifically allege a toxic work environment. It remains to be seen what the outcome of the investigation will be. However, Clarkson’s response is a positive sign that she is committed to creating a safe and healthy work environment for her staff.