Ellen DeGeneres may be hanging up her microphone in the wake of allegations about “toxic” workplace conditions.
The host is telling executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she wants to walk away from the show.
DeGeneres,addressed allegations of behind-the-scenes racism and more in a memo to staff, saying she was “sorry” and suggesting unspecified changes would be made, as the show’s executive producer, Ed Glavin, was reportedly let go.
“As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t,” she said. “That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
It also was revealed that dozens of former staff members had come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault.
“Don’t think for a minute anything she has said in that apology means anything. She created and then enabled this toxic culture to go on for so long,” a staff member said. “If anyone had come to her or those three vile EPs [executive producers] to complain, they would’ve been fired.”
In the meantime, celebrities have been lining up for or against her, with “Everybody Loves Raymond” alum Brad Garrett calling her out for allegedly treating people “horribly.” Celebrity manager Scooter Braun called her a “kind, thoughtful, courageous human being.”
WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third-party firm would interview former and current staff members about backstage issues.
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