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Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Allegations in Letter to Staff, Takes Responsibility & Vows to 'Correct the Issues'

Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out in response to the allegations that have been made about an alleged “toxic culture” that has developed behind the scenes at her talk show.

THR has obtained a letter that Ellen sent to her staff in response to the recent BuzzFeed article that detailed allegations from one current and ten former employees of the show.

After the allegations were made, WarnerMedia launched an investigation into what is happening at the show.

Ellen is taking responsibility for the alleged toxic culture since the show bears her name and she has vowed to “correct the issues” moving forward. (Scroll down to read the full letter)

“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,” Ellen wrote in the letter. “That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

Ellen also addressed those who felt discriminated against while working on her show.

“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,” she wrote.

THR is reporting that executive producer Ed Glavin, who was the subject of some of the allegations, is going to be let go from the show. A source said, “Once he’s out, it will be like a new day.” Others are expected to be let go as well.

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TV Executive Reveals His 2013 Experience with Ellen DeGeneres Amid All the Toxic Work Culture Rumors

A senior executive of Australia’s Today show, Neil Breen, is speaking about his personal experience with Ellen DeGeneres in 2013.

During an interview with radio station 4BC, he explained what he was told by Ellen’s staff during their sit down, where she was prepping to interview entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins in Melbourne.

“The producer called us aside and said, ‘Now Neil, no one is to talk to Ellen. You don’t talk to her, you don’t approach her, you don’t look at her. She’ll come in, she’ll sit down, she’ll talk to Richard and then Ellen will leave,’” Neil recalled.

Neil added that he wasn’t sure if these rules came from Ellen herself “because I never got to talk to her.”

“I have no idea whether she’s a nice person or not, I wouldn’t have a clue. But I can tell you the people who work with her walked on eggshells the whole time,” Neil continued. “We’re there to do an interview to promote what she’s doing, but you can’t look at her? Someone get real.”

If you don’t know, following many reports that claimed that Ellen DeGeneres is not a friendly person and doesn’t live up to her “be kind” slogan, a BuzzFeed report claimed that there was a toxic work environment at her talk show. The show is now under investigation over this report.

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Is Being Investigated by WarnerMedia Amid Recent Allegations

WarnerMedia has reportedly launched an investigation to learn more about the workplace at The Ellen DeGeneres Show after allegations were made by nearly a dozen current and former employees.

Following many reports that claimed that Ellen DeGeneres is not a friendly person and doesn’t live up to her “be kind” slogan, a BuzzFeed report claimed that there was a toxic work environment at her talk show.

Variety is reporting that show producer Telepictures and distributor Warner Bros. Television sent a memo to the staff of The Ellen DeGeneres Show to let them know that the investigation has been launched.

WBTV-owner WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third party firm will reportedly “interview current and former staffers about their experiences on set.” The goal of the investigation is said to provide “an environment where employees can flourish.”

While the show’s producers didn’t comment on this report, they did release a statement in response to the allegations in the BuzzFeed article.

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi's Mansion Was Burglarized While They Were Home

Someone broke into Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi‘s home in Montecito, Calif. earlier this month and we just learned that the couple was actually inside the home when it happened.

TMZ is reporting that the break-in happened on July 4 and that the two stars were inside, but were not harmed. In fact, the burglar managed to get in and out of the home without even being detected.

The report says it’s unclear if Ellen or Portia had any contact with the suspect or suspects, but they now have improved the security measures at their home to make sure this never happens again.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office reported that the burglars stole high-value jewelry and watches.

Last week, a new report made some major claims about The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the alleged “toxic work culture” that employees are subjected to.

Former 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Employees Claim the Show Had a Toxic Work Culture, Slam the 'Be Kind' Mantra

One current and 10 former employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are speaking out in a new BuzzFeed article and they claim that there is a “toxic work culture” behind the scenes at the show.

Ellen herself has been making headlines this year after coming under fire by several celebrities, staff members, a bodyguard, and social media campaigns calling out her alleged unfriendliness.

The new article doesn’t make any actual claims about Ellen‘s behavior, but the employees say that “she really needs to take more responsibility” for the environment at her show.

“If she wants to have her own show and have her name on the show title, she needs to be more involved to see what’s going on,” one former employee said. “I think the executive producers surround her and tell her, ‘Things are going great, everybody’s happy,’ and she just believes that, but it’s her responsibility to go beyond that.”

Employees say that they have been fired after taking medical leave or bereavement days to attend family funerals. Another employee walked off the job after comments about her race. Another staffer says they were given a warning after starting a GoFundMe campaign to cover medical costs not covered by the company’s health insurance. This employee was told the fundraiser could hurt Ellen‘s brand.

“They definitely don’t practice what they preach with the ‘be kind’ mantra,” an employee said.

The former employees said that people who push back against the senior producers do not get their contracts renewed and that inexperienced people are often hired because they don’t know what a functional environment is like.

“They hire people who maybe are inexperienced with how a functional, nontoxic work environment actually is, or someone who just wants to be in that atmosphere so bad that they’ll put up with it,” one former employee said. “They kind of feed off of that, like, ‘This is Ellen; this is as good as it gets. You’ll never find anything better than this.’”

Another employee said, “People focus on rumors about how Ellen is mean and everything like that, but that’s not the problem. The issue is these three executive producers running the show who are in charge of all these people [and] who make the culture and are putting out this feeling of bullying and being mean. They feel that everybody who works at The Ellen Show is lucky to work there — ‘So if you have a problem, you should leave because we’ll hire someone else because everybody wants to work here.’”

The show’s executive producers released a joint statement and said: “Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes, and employing over 1000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe, and inclusive work environment. We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us. For the record, the day to day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.”

Sarah Ramos Hilariously Recreates Dakota Johnson's Infamous Interview with Ellen DeGeneres

Sarah Ramos has been recreating movie scenes for several months during quarantine and now she’s moving on to celebrity interviews!

The 29-year-old Parenthood actress hilariously recreated Dakota Johnson‘s infamous interview with Ellen DeGeneres from November 2019.

You might remember that the interview went viral after Ellen accused Dakota of not inviting her to her 30th birthday party, but then Dakota revealed that she really was invited.

“When @TheEllenShow wrongly accused Dakota Johnson of not inviting her to her birthday party,” Sarah captioned the video.

Sarah even got her hands on the same Alessandra Rich dress that Dakota wore for the interview. See what fans had to say about that super awkward interview.

We interviewed Sarah about her Quarantscenes and you should read what she had to say!

Click inside to check out the actual interview… More Here! »

Is 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Being Cancelled? Producers Make Statement About Future Of The Talk Show

There’s a rumor floating around that Ellen DeGeneres popular talk show might be cancelled.

The Sun is reporting that the show, which features the comedian interviewing your favorite celebs, is on the verge of being axed following the pandemic.

On top of the pandemic and falling ratings, reports have also emerged of Ellen not being the nicest person. Many have spoken out about her rumored mean streak in the recent weeks.

More reports suggest that crew members on the show were “furious” over their treatment during the shutdown. They apparently had little communication about the status of their pay or continued employment.

However, it doesn’t look like the show will be cancelled.

“Telepictures can confirm it’s untrue,” the production company shared in a statement to the NY Post.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been on air since 2013 and has won multiple accolades, including 61 Daytime Emmy Awards.