Ellen DeGeneres addresses workplace allegations in letter to staff 1 week ago

Ellen DeGeneres addresses workplace allegations in letter to staff

"I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again."

Ellen DeGeneres has said that changes will be made to the running of her TV show after it emerged during the week that it was under investigation.

Claims were made by members of staff that the show's workplace was "dominated by fear", and that some employees faced racial discrimination and intimidation while working on the show.

Ellen penned a letter to her staff, which has been seen by The Hollywood Reporter.

She wrote: "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.

"That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again."

"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," DeGeneres added.

"It's been way too long, but we're finally having conversations about fairness and justice. We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention.

"I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow."

It is believed that one executive producer on the show will be let go following a number of serious claims being made about him, and the investigation is ongoing.