Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Toxic Workplace Controversy for First Time on Air: ‘We Are Starting a New Chapter’

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Ellen DeGeneres addressed the allegations of a toxic work environment in her opening monologue Monday, apologizing to viewers and employees and taking responsibility for what happened on her show.

“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment at our show and then there was an investigation. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened,” DeGeneres said.

“I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I’m in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility, and I take responsibility for what happens at my show.”

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