Ellen DeGeneres has now publicly addressed the reports of mistreatment and misconduct that occurred behind the scenes on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show.’
She addressed the reports in a seven-minute monologue to open the show.
Her words below:
“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that every seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people that were affected. I know that I am in a position of privilege and power and with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”
This was the first time that the talk show host addressed the reports on her show that emerged in mid-July.
Her opening monologue can be found here.