Wednesday 25 May 2022 06:25 PM Ellen DeGeneres addresses toxic workplace scandal as she ends talk show trends now

Wednesday 25 May 2022 06:25 PM Ellen DeGeneres addresses toxic workplace scandal as she ends talk show trends now
Wednesday 25 May 2022 06:25 PM Ellen DeGeneres addresses toxic workplace scandal as she ends talk show trends now

Wednesday 25 May 2022 06:25 PM Ellen DeGeneres addresses toxic workplace scandal as she ends talk show trends now

Ellen DeGeneres is addressing the toxic workplace scandal that resulted in three of her top producers being fired in 2020, as she prepares to wrap up her hit talk show this week after 19 seasons on air.

The 64-year-old television host called the controversy a 'very, very difficult' time and said that she had been 'crying every day' while filming parts of her last series, the final episode of which airs tomorrow.

However, Ellen also revealed that she had been trying to keep the last two weeks of filming 'fun' on her eponymous talk show, because of her 'struggle with anxiety and depression.'

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter the comedian said she had originally planned to stop three years ago, just before the allegations of the show having a toxic environment had come to light, but was talked into staying.

'They talked me into staying a little longer and I did and it's fine,' Ellen informed the publication when asked if she had any 'regrets' about her decision to wrap up the series when she did.

'I was crying every day': Ellen DeGeneres talks ending her hit show after 19 seasons as she addresses THAT toxic workplace scandal

'I was crying every day': Ellen DeGeneres talks ending her hit show after 19 seasons as she addresses THAT toxic workplace scandal

Referencing the scandal, the veteran star said: 'There was a lot that happened during that time that was unfortunate but it is what it is — you go through stuff in life and you just keep learning and growing. That's how I have to look at it.'

Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were fired in 2020 amid allegations of misconduct, sexual harassment, bullying and intimidation on set.

Leman and Norman both strenuously denied the allegations while Glavin did not publicly address the claims. 

Ellen apologized amid rumors of her own bad behavior including being 'mean' to staff, saying at the time: 'I'm so sorry to the people it affected.' 

Emotional: The 64-year-old television host admitted that she has been 'crying every day' while filming her last series, the final episode of which airs tomorrow

Emotional: The 64-year-old television host admitted that she has been 'crying every day' while filming her last series, the final episode of which airs tomorrow

After continuing the series, the former sitcom star told THR that she believes it is the right time for it to come to an end, saying the world is 'in a crazy place' and has become 'very charged.'

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