Ellen DeGeneres is 'ready to call it quits' amid toxic work environment claims
Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly ‘ready to call it quits’ from her daytime talk show following the claims of a ‘toxic working environment’.
According to reports, Ellen has told executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she wants to walk away from the show.
On Thursday, the TV host sent an apology to staff on The Ellen DeGeneres Show after multiple allegations of a toxic work environment have led to an internal investigation.
‘She feels she can’t go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show,’ an inside at Telepictures told MailOnline.
While Ellen was not personally involved in any of the recalled incidents in the BuzzFeedNews expose, she was urged to speak up and take some accountability.
Earlier this week, Ellen finally spoke out via a letter to those who are employed on the show and vowed to ensure there was better treatment going forward.
‘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,’ the note, first seen by Hollywood Reporter, said.
‘Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry.’
The comedian has also denied knowing anything negative was going on behind-the-scenes.
She went in to add that people who work with her ‘are speaking on her behalf and that has to stop’.
The 62-year-old told how she would ‘take responsibility’ for the show as it was under her name, and explained that she was working alongside production company Warner Bros in order to sort the issue.
‘I am so proud of the work we do and the fun and joy we all help put out in the world,’ she explained.
‘I want everyone at home to love our show and I want everyone who makes it to love working on it. Again, I’m so sorry to anyone who didn’t have that experience.’
Metro.co.uk has reached out to Warner Bros and Ellen DeGeneres rep for comment.
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