Ellen Degeneres is one of the greatest talk show hosts on the planet, so when news broke last year of her alleged bullying behavior behind the scenes and her “toxic work environment,” people were in shock.
The media paid close attention to the story, but Ellen says she feels someone was behind it all.
“I mean, I really don’t understand it. I still don’t understand it,” she said on the Today show. “It was too orchestrated. It was too coordinated. And you know people are harassed, but for four months in a row for me and then for me to read in the press about a toxic work environment when all that I heard from every guest who comes on the show is a joyful atmosphere and a happy place. “
This week it was announced that Ellen’s show will end after the 19th season. She said she had no idea that toxic things were going on behind the scenes.
“I don’t know how I could have known when there are 255 employees here, and there are a lot of different buildings, unless I literally stay here until the last people come home at night.” , she says. “It’s my name on the show, so clearly it affects me, and I have to be the one to stand up and say that it can’t be tolerated. But I wish someone would come and see me and me. say, ‘Hey, there’s something you need to know.’ “