Ellen producer Andy Lassner says it's been a rough couple of months

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  • Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer Andy Lassner has spoken out following the controversy surrounding the show.
  • Three senior producers were dismissed after an internal investigation was launched into allegations of misconduct and sexual harassment.
  • Andy said in a video on Instagram: "It's been a couple of rough months".

Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer Andy Lassner has spoken out for the first time since the controversy surrounding the show.

In case you missed it, Warner Media launched an internal investigation into toxic work environment allegations at the daily show. Shortly after, followed more allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.

Since then, three senior producers have been dismissed, and the staff have been given new perks.

Andy, who has been with the show since 2003, spoke openly to his followers on Instagram in a video captioned "I've missed my people" on Monday, 30 August.

"I'm back, I've been away for a bit, you know dealing with some stuff, you may have read about it. It's been a couple of rough months," said the 53-year-old.

He added: "But it's when we go through these things, I guess, that we learn the most about ourselves and maybe even some growth. But to tell you it hasn't been rough would be a lie, and I've always been honest with you. So, it's been rough."

Andy, who has a segment on the show called Average Andy, said that he would return with his 'slow walking' - a movement he started on Instagram.

"Because, I mean, let's face it, what is life when you're not slow walking with Andy? Anyways, I love you guys, I miss ya, and I'll talk to you soon," he ended the video.


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READ MORE | Ellen DeGeneres plans to talk to fans following 'toxic' show allegations

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