Rebecca Judd weighs in on the Ellen Degeneres bullying scandal

Carla Harmon
August 4, 2020

America's Late Late Show host James Corden could take over Ellen DeGeneres' hit daytime talk show, according to new reports.

As controversy consumes Ellen DeGeneres and her namesake show, a few stars are starting to show support for the embattled television host - including her wife.

Sources told the publication Corden has always been seen as DeGeneres' "long term successor", with the ongoing scandal only cementing his future on the show.

While many users are roasting Portia's (read: Ellen's PR team's?) campaign, the #IStandByEllen hashtag seems to be garnering some support as well.

Figueras said DeGeneres "makes the world a better place for millions of people everyday and we can not hit her because something may have not been flawless. Now his CBS deal is only contracted until 2022 after he turned down a five year deal".

"The producers ultimately said you all still have a job here and you will all get paid, however that may be", the source added. "James would freshen up daytime and with a free hand would be allowed to build a new afternoon era".

Last week a new round of allegations emerged, this time with claims that senior executives at the show groped employees and solicited one for oral sex, The Sun reported. "The truth is she knew what was going on, it's her show".

Show producers Warner Bros Television subsequently conducted an internal investigation into complaints ranging from bullying to racism among production staff.

Public support for DeGeneres has been scarce thus far from her fellow celebrities and frequent high-profile guests. The buck stops with her. Ellen started off by sharing how she envisioned in her first meeting with the staff that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be "a place of happiness" where everyone would be treated with respect. "She can blame every executive under the sun - but Ellen is ultimately the one to blame". "Clearly some didn't", she wrote.

"I don't know why everyone is ignoring the obvious best choice to replace Ellen DeGeneres", Meg Monk tweeted along with a screenshot of Johnson famously saying, "That's not the truth, Ellen", during the viral segment from "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".

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