I am not perfect: Ellen DeGeneres apologises to staff for 'toxic' work environment

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Ellen DeGeneres (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Ellen DeGeneres (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Ellen DeGeneres has said sorry to staff about the ‘toxic’ work environment on her show but it may be too late to restore her reputation.

They were words that used to be her mantra. “Be kind,” Ellen DeGeneres would breezily tell viewers at the end of each show. But these days the talkshow queen has a new catchphrase: “I’m sorry”, and she can’t seem to say it often enough.  

Erratic, bullying behaviour and unfair work practices, including that no one speak to her or even “look her in the eye” – these have been just a few of the astonishing grievances that have been hurled at Ellen in recent months by scores of employees who say the much-loved comedian fostered a “toxic work environment”. 

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