Ellen DeGeneres Addresses 'Toxic' Workplace Allegations: 'I'm So Sorry'

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Others responded to the tweet thanking the original poster for bringing attention to the subject, as mistreatment on the Ellen DeGeneres show-and by Ellen herself-is apparently a widely known secret in Hollywood.

As a result, WarnerMedia interviewed dozens of current and former employees about the environment at The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Neil Breen was the executive producer of the Channel 9 breakfast show back in 2013 when Ellen was visiting Australia on a promotional tour.

"'She'll come in, she'll sit down, she'll talk to Richard and then Ellen will leave.' And I sort of said, 'Are you fair dinkum?"

Breen included that Ellen was besieged by hangers-on throughout the meeting and they always interrupted Wilkins' conversation. Breen explained on 4BC, where he now works as a host.

Rumors are still swirling about the show's possible cancellation, even though Telepictures dismissed them. "They controlled the interview seats, the lights, how it would work, everything".

The host sarcastically called the meeting a "brush with fame" for him and Wilkins before revealing the unusual set of rules that producers laid out before the comedian's arrival.

"They controlled everything", he said of Ellen's extensive team of producers, adding some of the odd demands they made before she had even entered the room.

With the culture at her eponymous talk show under fire, Ellen DeGeneres is speaking out. Ellen is going to arrive at 10:15 and she'll be sitting in this chair here and Richard you'll be sitting in this chair here. Neil, no one is to talk to Ellen.

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"As someone who was judged and almost 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", she wrote.

"Every word she said, all these producers would giggle and laugh", Breen said. "I found the whole thing weird". In the new message from DeGeneres staff, she expressed "compassion" for the workers who opened up. "I had to ask them to be quiet because we were filming an interview".

An Australian radio host recalled his "bizarre" encounter with Ellen DeGeneres in 2013.

Breen did, however, stop short of saying DeGeneres was a bad person.

"I didn't get to talk to her because I wasn't allowed to". That news came after DeGeneres had revealed in an interview with The New York Times, pegged to her Netflix special, that she'd flirted with the idea of calling it quits on the show "all the time".

Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner have attempted to to distance Ellen from previous allegations about her "toxic work environment", telling E!

Now, WarnerMedia, the parent company of The Ellen DeGeneres Show's production company and distributors, has announced that it is conducting an internal investigation into the allegations, Variety reports.

Breen added that Ellen was surrounded by hangers-on during the interview and they continually interrupted Wilkins' chat.

"On day one of our show, I told everyone in 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", wrote DeGeneres.

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