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Ellen DeGeneres apologizes after toxic environment allegations

Television host Ellen DeGeneres has been caught up in an internal investigation after allegations of mistreatment in the work environment surrounding her show. Scroll down to see what DeGeneres had to say.

By  Bruno Wahrmann
  • Former and current employes have claimed they were put under uncomfortable situations including racism, fear and intimidation.
  • Most claims were towards executive producers and senior staffers, but DeGeneres was still held accountable. 

WarnerMedia group and the show's distributor, Warner Bros has already launched the investigation.  DeGeneres sent an email to staff members in which she says she's disappointed. The star stated that as the show grew she wasn't able to stay on top of everything so she 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," she said.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is under internal investigation

In the email DeGeneres wrote: "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. 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".  

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