Ellen DeGeneres Issues New Apology to Staff As 3 Producers Are Fired for Sexual Misconduct
While the Ellen DeGeneres Show is known for being comedic, lately, allegations regarding what goes on behind the scenes have been anything but.
In addition to the accusations regarding a toxic work environment including harassment and assault, there have also been instances of several top behind-the-scenes executives have engaged in sexual misconduct with employees who are lower than them.
After investigations of interviewing more than 100 people who have connections to the show proved this to be true, these members have since been let go. Learn more about who these executives were and the reason they got fires in the video below.
DeGeneres has recently issued an apology in a video call.
“I’m a multi-layered person, and I try to be the best person I can be and I try to learn from my mistakes,” she said in the call. “I’m hearing that some people felt that I wasn’t kind or too short with them, or too impatient. I apologize to anybody if I’ve hurt your feelings in any way.”
DeGeneres was clearly distraught in the emotional call, even breaking down in tears at one point.
“She acknowledged she can be introverted at times and she apologized if that was ever seen as hurtful,” one source told PEOPLE regarding the apology. “They’re putting in real structures and resources for people so this never happens again and that is extremely important to Ellen. She was emotional seeing everybody. They’re family.”
For fans who think this is the end for the Ellen DeGeneres Show, don’t fret. The host says to expect a better-than-ever show once they come back to air.
You can hear more about her apology and what to expect when the show comes back in the video below.
Are you a fan of the Ellen DeGeneres Show? Will you watch the next season after all of these accusations have taken place?