Hall posted a video on her Instagram, calling out the claims.
“That story that I did not pay 20 people and fired them and left them hanging is a lie,” she said. “We didn’t fire 20 people. In fact, our season was supposed to wrap June 5, I fought to have the extension of the season to June 25. My creative team was paid through the pandemic and through the extension because I wanted to keep pushing and keep putting out stories that matter to you.”
Hall did say there were some changes made behind the scenes but they were routine.
In a separate post, Hall shared a letter she sent staff in April near the start of the quarantine as a reply to “an anonymous employee tried to mutiny, just wanted everybody not to come to work.”
“Again, I understand everyone is stressed out and feeling anxious but to say the ‘confusion on the show has run more rampant than the coronavirus’ was a gut punch that I could not ignore,” Hall wrote. “The success of this show will never erase my humanity.”