Ellen DeGeneres has been hit by many wild theories relating to her show in the past few weeks amid allegations made by former employees that Ellen is contributing to the toxic culture at work. While many celebrities came out in defense of Ellen, others slammed the host, too.
Now, her wife, Portia de Rossi, makes her very first comment about all the accusations made by numerous former and current employees. “To all our fans….we see you,” the 47-year-old actor wrote underneath a graphic that read “I Stand by Ellen.” on her Instagram. Portia ‘s post also included “Thank you for your support. #stopbotattacks #IStandWithEllenDeGeneres #IStandByEllen.”
In a message to her staff via The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen recently confronted those allegations herself. Ellen started by explaining how, in her first meeting with the team, she envisaged that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be “a place of happiness” where everyone would be treated fairly.
“Obviously, something changed,” DeGeneres acknowledged and voiced her disappointment as she added, “And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.”
“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. That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again,” added the 62-year-old tv host.
“I’m also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop. As someone who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or — worse — disregarded. To think that anyone of you felt that way is awful to me,” Ellen concluded.