A Former Bodyguard of Ellen DeGeneres Claims She 'Was Very Cold' in New Interview

May 4, 2020

A former bodyguard who was assigned to protect Ellen DeGeneres during the 2014 Oscars is speaking out.

In the wake of recent allegations made by others about the talk show host's treatment of her staff, the bodyguard, Tom Majercak, said that the criticisms were valid, reported Fox News.

Speaking to Fox News, Majercak said that he was selected to serve as DeGeneres' executive protector at the 86th Academy Awards. He said that he experienced a "less-than-pleasant" experience with the A-list celebrity.

"I'm holding their hands and walking them through individuals and large groups of people. Ellen is the one person that I've been assigned to -- and I've been assigned to quite a few celebrities -- that has never taken the time to say hi to me," Majercak claimed.

The bodyguard claimed that it started when De Rossi introduced him to her wife. Majercak said DeGeneres gave him a side glance out of her eye and didn't even say hello.

"It was very cold, and it was very sly, and it was actually kind of demeaning in the way that she treats people other than those who are in her circle," Majercak said.

A representative for DeGeneres did not respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Last month, the daytime host's employees were upset with the lack of transparency and communication from the production of her daytime talk show.

While Ellen does her best to make sure everything is "business as usual" in front of the cameras on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," employees claimed that things behind-the-scenes can be a different story.

Two sources associated with the show, who chose to remain anonymous, reached out to Variety to express the crew's frustration with the production's poor communication about working hours, pay, and the program's new remote show.

The show's main stage crew, which is roughly 30 employees, was reportedly kept in the dark about hours and payment for more than a month.

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