DJ Nurre Fired From Endemol Shine North America Following Investigation; Exec Responds To Termination

EXCLUSIVE: Details have emerged about the circumstances surrounding DJ Nurre’s rather abrupt exit from Endemol Shine North America. As Deadline reported exclusively Monday, Nurre, one of the company’s top unscripted executives, has left after six years.

According to sources, Nurre was let go for violating company policy following an investigation into alleged misconduct. I hear an outside firm was hired to examine claims of alleged sexual harassment related to an incident during production and its aftermath.

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“As per our policy, we do not share specifics about employees leaving the company,” a spokesperson for Endemol Shine North America said in a statement to Deadline, declining further comment.

Nurre’s attorney, Michael Weinsten, issued a statement to Deadline about the firing.

“My client was terminated for allegedly violating company policy,” he said. “To be 100% clear, he vehemently denies having engaged in harassment of anyone in any form at any time in his career.”

Nurre, who was EVP Unscripted Series at the Banijay-owned production company, has exec produced such series as Fox’s MasterChef, Lego Masters and MasterChef Junior; CBS’ Come Dance with Me; TBS’ Wipeout, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; and NBC’s recent Deal or No Deal reboot Deal or No Deal Island.

Nurre joined Endemol Shine from 3 Ball Entertainment, where he spent 13 years, including serving as EVP Programming and Development and producing on such series as Bar Rescue, The Biggest Loser, Catch a Contractor and Beauty and the Geek.

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