Portia de Rossi Breaks Her Silence Following the Controversy Surrounding Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has made quite a few headlines lately. If you missed it, there have been rumors that she’s mean on the set of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, that the work environment is toxic, and that there’s been rampant sexual misconduct occurring behind the scenes. Yikes.
After a short bout of silence, Ellen’s wife Portia de Rossi has finally spoken out in support of her spouse after all of the allegations. She wrote a simple yet impactful message for her followers on Instagram.
“To all our fans….we see you. Thank you for your support,” de Rossi posted in a caption on a photo that stated “I Stand By Ellen,” adding several supporting hashtags such as #IStandWithEllen.
Ellen had also remained silent for a bit once the rumors came out, but spoke out regarding all of the allegations against her just last week in a memo to her staff.
“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,” DeGeneres said. “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.”
She added in the memo that all of the negativity “will now change” and that she is “committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
To hear more about the allegations on the show, as well as what de Rossi would like to see fans do to support Ellen, check out the video below.
What do you think of these claims? Will you still watch the Ellen DeGeneres Show?