“You may have heard, there were allegations that there was a toxic work environment on our show this summer, and then there was an investigation. I knew things happened that should never have happened here. I take it very seriously, I want to say I’m very sorry for the affected people. I know I’ve in a position, and the responsibility comes, and I accept responsibility for what’s happening on my show, “DeGeneres said.
Warner Bros. TV, the show’s distributor, is owned by CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
WarnerMedia reported at the time, “Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres are taking the latest allegations surrounding the show’s workplace culture very seriously.”
On Monday, DeGeneres said the show had made “necessary changes”.
“We’ve had a lot of conversations over the last few weeks about what we want for the show, the workplace and the future. We’ve made the necessary changes and today we start a new chapter,” he added.
He joked about being called a “please” woman, and said it was “a tricky position”.
“Being known as a ‘please’ woman is a tricky situation,” she continued. “So, if someone wants to change their title or give you a nickname, ‘please’ don’t go with the girl. Don’t do that. The truth is, the person you watch is me on TV.”