Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Workplace Allegations, Changes Forthcoming in Staff Letter

By Christine Zosche 

With the culture at her eponymous talk show under fire, Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out. (THR / Live Feed)

DeGeneres addressed allegations of a “toxic” workplace culture in a memo to staff Thursday. The longtime host wrote that she intends to “correct” issues raised about behind-the-scenes behavior on her eponymous show. (New York Post)

DeGeneres acknowledged a culture that did not reflect the values with which she started the 17-year-old franchise, and pledged to do better. In addition, insiders familiar with the series said executive producer Ed Glavin is set to exit his role imminently. (Variety)

In a statement on behalf of Warner Bros. and DeGeneres, the studio confirmed that it has conducted an internal inquiry of the show. “Though not all of the allegations were corroborated, we are disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management,” the statement said. Multiple staffing changes are expected. (Deadline)