“As you may have heard, this summer there were allegations of a toxic work environment on our show and then an investigation was done. I learned that things happened here that should never have happened. I take it very seriously and I want to say I’m so sorry. “I know I’re in a position of privilege and power and that comes with responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens on my show,” said DeGeneres.
The show’s distributor, Warner Bros. Television is owned by CNN’s parent company, WarnerMedia.
A statement from WarnerMedia at the time said, “Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the recent claims of the show’s workplace culture very seriously.”
On Monday, DeGeneres said the show has since made “the necessary changes”.
“We have had a lot of discussions in recent weeks about the show, the workplace and what we want for the future. We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter,” he added.
She also joked about being called a “kind” lady and said it was “a difficult place to be”.
“Being known as a ‘polite lady’ is a difficult position to be in,” she continued. Well, let me give you some advice out there if anyone is thinking of changing their title or giving yourself a nickname, do not go with the lady “be nice”. Do not do it. The truth is that I am that the person you see on TV. “