TV show host Ellen DeGeneres addressed allegations of a toxic workplace environment on “The Ellen Show” during her opening monologue Monday.
DeGeneres claimed the situation has been dealt with and said the show is “starting a new chapter” after making changes during the address.
“As you may have heard this summer, there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation,” DeGeneres said. “I learned that things happened here that never should’ve happened. I take that very seriously, and I want to say I’m so sorry to the people who were affected.”
“We have had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, our workplace, and what we want for the future,” she added. “We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter.” (RLATED: ‘The Ellen Show’ Sees Lowest Ratings Amid Reports Of Toxic Work Environment, Sexual Misconduct)
The address comes after DeGeneres‘ show was hit with toxic workplace allegations. Three executive producers exited the show after WarnerMedia opened an investigation. It was never confirmed if the allegations against DeGeneres‘ staff were corroborated by WarnerMedia.
The studio did say it was “disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management.”