Ellen DeGeneres is “ready to quit” amid toxic claims


Ellen DeGeneres is ‘ready to quit’ (Photo: Getty)

Ellen DeGeneres is said to be “ready to quit” from her daytime talk show amid allegations of a “toxic work environment.”

According to reports, Ellen told executives at Telepictures and Warner Bros that she wanted to step away from the show.

On Thursday, the TV host apologized to the staff of the Ellen DeGeneres show after multiple allegations of a toxic work environment led to an internal investigation.

“She feels she can’t go on and the only way to get her personal brand back is to shut down the series,” one inside Telepictures told MailOnline.

Although Ellen was not personally involved in any of the incidents recalled in the BuzzFeedNews exhibit, she was urged to speak up and take responsibility.

Ellen apologized to her staff but appeared to claim she was unaware of the ongoing issues (Photo: Walt Disney Television via Getty)

Earlier this week, Ellen finally spoke out in a letter to those employed on the show and vowed to ensure there is better treatment in the future.

“I told everyone at our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice and everyone would be treated with respect,” said the note, seen for the first time by Hollywood Reporter.

“Obviously something has changed and I am disappointed to hear that it hasn’t. And for that, I’m sorry.

Ellen DeGeneres sur The Ellen Show

Producers reportedly told guests to congratulate Ellen (Picture: Getty)

The comedian also denied knowing anything negative was going on behind the scenes.

She added that the people who work with her “are speaking on her behalf and this must stop.”

The 62-year-old explained how she would “take responsibility” for the show because it was under her name and said she was working alongside production company Warner Bros to sort the issue out.

“I am so proud of the work we do and the fun and joy that we all help create in the world,” she explained.

“I want everyone at home to love our show and I want everyone who creates it to love working on it. Once again, I am very sorry for anyone who has not had this experience.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Warner Bros and the Ellen DeGeneres rep for their comment.

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