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Talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres issues apology for staff over on-set ‘toxic behaviour’

Talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres issues apology for staff over on-set ‘toxic behaviour’

Ellen DeGeneres has damaged her silence amid allegations of a poisonous work setting on her speak show.

The TV host has come beneath fireplace, with a number of present and former staff talking out towards the star and accusing of condoning a office setting rife with impolite behaviour, racism and intimidation ways.

The claims prompted a proper investigation into the show.

In a leaked letter to staff, DeGeneres mentioned she was disenchanted by the allegations and has pledged to “do better”.

“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness — no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” she wrote.

“Obviously something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case.”

She additionally mentioned she took duty for any staff which had been unfairly handled over the show’s 17-year tenure and promised to “learn and grow” from the issues that have been delivered to her consideration via the investigation.

Silence broken: Ellen Degeneres.
Camera IconSilence damaged: Ellen Degeneres. Credit: Steve Granitz/WireImage,

“As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again,” DeGeneres wrote.

Following the investigation with noticed WarnerMedia interview dozens of present and former staff, DeGeneres has already begun to make adjustments, letting her government producer Ed Glavin go in wake of the scandals.

“I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop,” she mentioned.

“As someone who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or – worse – disregarded. To think that any one of you felt that way is awful to me.”

DeGeneres is married to Aussie spouse Portia de Rossi and is price a reported $US330 million {dollars}.

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