Famous television host, Ellen DeGeneres has opened up about the toxic workplace allegations from the press and said that the allegations did feel very misogynistic.
According to The Hill, former employees of ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ have alleged that they faced sexual harassment and misconduct while working for the award-winning daytime show. The television program of comedian Ellen DeGeneres has been on air since 2003.
During a recent appearance on Today hosted by Savannah Guthrie on May 13, Ellen talked about the toxic workplace allegations and described them as devastating although she denied these allegations.
Here’s what Ellen stated:
“If it was why I was quitting, I would have not come back this year. I really did think about not coming back because…it was devastating. I am a kind person. I am a person who likes to make people happy.”
DeGeneres mentioned the media reports which accused her of toxic workplace and continued:
“How can I be an example of strength and perseverance and power if I give up and run away? I have to say if nobody else is saying it, it was really interesting because I’m a woman, and it did feel very misogynistic.”
DeGeneres explained that she only learned about the allegations from the press and why these allegations emerged. She said:
“I had no idea, never saw anything that would even point to that. I still don’t understand [the press coverage]. It was too orchestrated. It was too coordinated. People get picked on, but for four months straight for me.”
“All I’ve ever heard from every guest that comes on the show is what a happy atmosphere this is and what a happy place this is…I don’t know how I could have known when there’s 255 employees here and there are a lot of different buildings, unless I literally stay here until the last person goes home at night.
It is my name on the show, so clearly it affects me and I have to be the one to stand up and say, ‘This can’t be tolerated.’ But I do wish somebody would have come to me and said, ‘Hey, something’s going on that you should know about.’”
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