Just heard/saw Ex Producer's Emmy speech and said this "We wouldn't be here without the talent and guidance of Maurice Benard"
And, there you have it. Everything the fans have said for years was just confirmed. I used to defend all this saying one person couldn't 'control or influence' things that much. Welp.
He also said Lexi and Bryan owed their wins to him!!
Later, backstage when asked if he forgot to thank anyone he said "the fans, but I thanked them last year" .
There you have it.
I'd love to credit the person that tweeted the above photo-- but can't find it. If you know, write it in the comments.