Alec Baldwin backs Ellen DeGeneres: ‘You keep going. Dont you stop


I really don't like people telling you of these things.

"Current and former employees that I spoke to found Ellen's monologue to be a bit disingenuous, a bit tone-deaf, given the severity of their experiences", she told B105's Stav, Abby and Matt. Many of those who shared their stories said they didn't feel DeGeneres was aware of all that went on behind the camera.

She asked viewers tuning in at home: "How are you doing with the masks, everybody?"

The star previously apologised to staff after an internal review found "deficiencies related to the show's day-to-day management", but has now spoken out about the allegations publicly.

"Although, the people who were fired and who were accused of this behaviour were people that Ellen was very close to".

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Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres apologises over toxic workplace allegations

The TV host, 62, joked that she makes her staffers stay six feet away "every season" - before quickly clarifying that she's "kidding".

The image of "Be Kind Lady" has always been tricky, Ellen said jokingly and also addressed how the overall controversy had affected her reputation and mental health as a TV personality.

But 2020 has seen the talk show queen take a spectacular fall from grace, with multiple allegations of workplace misconduct on her eponymous talk show, including sexual harassment claims against executives and allegations of DeGeneres' own treatment of staff members, security guards and her celebrity guests.

"Ellen is definitely a perfectionist and knows she can be hard, but she never wanted to come across as mean-spirited", an insider told People magazine.

"I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realize that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show", she said in a video posted Monday.

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DeGeneres welcomed viewers to the 18th season of her hit daytime show on Monday, by insisting she was "starting a new chapter".

Then, on the day the season 18 premiere was filmed, DeGeneres was supported by her wife Portia de Rossi and the crew applauded when the host walked off the set, according to the source, who says: "It was an emotional moment for everyone; she thanked everyone". "And I encourage you 110 percent". "I get sad. I get mad". And I take responsibility for what happens at my show, ' Ellen said.

Ellen, who tried to keep her monologue lighthearted with some sneaky jokes, said that "we've had a lot of conversations about our show, our workplace, and what we want for the future". I get frustrated. I get impatient.

"It was like, 'Tell us all of the most fucked up things that happened to you for the investigation, and now that we've written it all down, see you later, '" they added. And I am working on all of that.

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