Daytime Tv talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is considering ending her talk show after weeks of accusations by employees that the show is a toxic work environment.
An internal investigation was carried out and the host now says she is considering ending it to save her reputation. She addressed the matter in part of a letter
“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. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case,” the talk show host said in a letter sent to staff Thursday. “And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.”
“Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the recent allegations around the show’s workplace culture very seriously,” a statement from WarnerMedia said Thursday. “We hoped to determine the validity and extent of publicly reported allegations and to understand the full breadth of the show’s day-to-day culture.”
The toxic work culture claims started on July 16 in a story by BuzzFeedin where employees alleged they were se3ually harassed, faced racism, fear and intimidation.
BuzzFeed spoke to 36 former employees, to back the story.
The allegations in the BuzzFeed report included former employees saying they were fired for taking time off for medical leave or bereavement.