Thursday, October 6, 2022

Tamron Hall Says ‘No Truth’ to Reports About ’20 Employees Fired’ from Talk Show

Tamron Hall

*Twenty staffers at the “Tamron Hall Show” were reportedly given the boot, and some are calling it a “slap in the face.”

Sources close to Hall claim she “would’ve known what was coming” but instead posted on social media about enjoying a date night with a “drink in hand.”

As reported by The Daily Mail, “around 20 people lost their jobs”, which insiders are calling “a giant blood bath.”

Production sources said: “Her name is on the show so she would’ve known what was coming, yet there she is celebrating date night, the night before 20 people no longer have an income. Talk about tone-deaf.”

But according to Hall, no one from her show was fired.

Instead, she said, “This story is entirely inaccurate. There were no layoffs or firings; rather, the show is making behind-the-scenes changes and chose not to renew some staff. We appreciate everyone’s contributions to our first season.”

Watch her response via the clip below.

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The insider also told DailyMail.com that Hall had not taken a pay cut to salvage the jobs. 

The source said: “Why couldn’t she take a pay cut to keep everyone employed during this really difficult time? It is so unfair.

“Nothing about wishing people well or thanking them for their hard work.

“It’s pathetic and giant slap in the face.”

But Hall said in a video shared on social that the firing allegations is fake news:

“I know that there are so many important things happening in the world right now, big things, but I have to get this off my chest because this lie is bugging me. We did not fire 20 people and leave them without a way to pay their bills, without a way to take care of themselves,” she said. The truth is our season was supposed to rap on June 5th…We actually extended the season to June 25th at my urging, at my begging of our partners to let us stay on air and do important stories to keep the conversation going.”

She also addressed claims that people were fired without receiving proper compensation: 

“We paid our creative team through this pandemic. At the end of the season, like any other company – like any other show, we looked at how we can build and get better. And that is what we did. There was no firing. Were there people that had contracts for one season that we didn’t bring back? Yes. Were they bad people? No. Were they people that were the right fit for us for this time? Clearly we thought we needed to change. This notion that I ran off securing bags, it is not true… And in fact, back in April, we had some of the same people who are calling these stories in saying they didn’t wanna work – they did not want to go back in. They were, in many cases, too stressed and we said okay. And we fought to stay on air.” 

She continued:

“I’m going to share with you a letter in April that was sent anonymously by someone that was on the payroll who complained. And I’m going to show you what I said in response.” 

Peep the letter below:

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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