'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' is not 'going off the air'

Carla Harmon
August 5, 2020

Ellen DeGeneres is reportedly wanting "out of the show" after claims about the "toxic" atmosphere among staff on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. A show insider told the Daily Mail: "She feels she can't go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show".

Corden, known for creating and starring in sitcom Gavin and Stacey and for acting in films including One Chance and Cats, now hosts The Late Late Show on rival network CBS under a contract that expires in 2022.

Meanwhile, her crew members from The Ellen Show also recently came out, complaining that they hadn't received communication from DeGeneres or the executives regarding their pay or working hours during the coronavirus pandemic.

Since Ellen DeGeneres was put under fire for left and right accusations, none of her friends have made a public statement to defend the host.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has been accused of being a toxic workplace by several employees, and a handful of executive producers have now been accused of sexual misconduct.

"Ellen has gained a reputation as a friend to the stars, but A-listers would have to take great risks to publicly defend the show", the source said. "There are now serious investigators looking into the allegations and if the findings are as damning as what has been reported then you could watch The Ellen Show go boom". "Clearly some didn't", she wrote in the letter to staff. She said she was "disappointed to learn" that staff were unhappy and felt disrespected. Now, it seems like she's ready to just throw in the towel and walk away from it all in response, too... at least according to insiders close to the TV talker.

"I'm also learning that people who work with me and for me are speaking on my behalf and misrepresenting who I am and that has to stop", she added.

"Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge", the "Fargo" star tweeted on Thursday. "That will change and I am dedicated to ensuring this doesn't occur again", DeGeneres composed in the correspondence.

The Australian radio host Neil Breen described rules he claims to have been given for interviewing DeGeneres in 2013.

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