Sept. 21 (UPI) — Ellen DeGeneres issued a public apology while addressing allegations that The Ellen DeGeneres Show was a toxic workplace.
The 62-year-old television personality said in a monologue during the Season 18 premiere Monday that the show is “starting a new chapter” in the wake of the reports.
“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,” DeGeneres said.
“I take that very seriously, and I wanna say I am so sorry to the people who were affected,” she added. “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.”
DeGeneres said The Ellen DeGeneres Show has made “the necessary changes” after weeks