“As you may have heard, there were allegations of a toxic work environment in our show this summer and then an investigation was carried out. I found out that something that happened here never happened. I take it very seriously and I want to say “I’m sorry for the people affected. I know I’m in a position of privilege and authority and with it comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens in my show,” DeGeneres said.
The show’s distributor, Warner Bros. Television, is owned by CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
A statement released by WarnerMedia at the time stated that “Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the recent allegations surrounding the show’s workplace culture very seriously.”
On Monday, DeGeneres said the show has since made “necessary changes.”
He added, “We’ve had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about the show, the workplace and what we want for the future. We’ve made the necessary changes and today we’re starting a new chapter.”
She also joked about being called a “kind” woman and said she should be in a “difficult situation.”
“It’s a difficult situation to identify as a ‘kind’ woman,” she added. “Then I can give you some advice. If someone wants to change the title or give themselves a nickname, don’t go with a ‘kind’ woman. Don’t do that. The truth is I’m the person you see on TV.”
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