Ellen DeGeneres returns to television

After a tumultuous few months of allegations surrounding her staff, Ellen speaks out. ABC's Will Ganss has details.
2:14 | 09/22/20

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Well boy welcome to season eighteen of the Ellen DeGeneres show. Seconds into her return to television analyst opening up after a summer of turmoil for her show if you're watching because you love me thank you know it you're watching because you don't love me welcome. With humor peppered throughout the first monologue season eighteen Ellen acknowledging those allegations of the toxic workplace environment. I learned that things happened here that never should have happened I take that very seriously and I want to say I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show the statement coming after several current and former staff members allege they faced harassment intimidation and racism over the summer. This is the Ellen DeGeneres show I am Ellen DeGeneres my name is there my name is there. My name is on underwear. But the response not translating to every wife Ellen DeGeneres be like I'm still learning and growing UR 62 years old. Variety saying the apology missed the mark and the Daily Beast adding that it won't satisfy anybody. If anybody's thinking that changing their title or giving yourself and nicknamed do not go with the be kind lady. Buzz feed who first reported the allegations writing that a former employee responded to Monday's apology saying quote. Not only did Alan turn my trauma turn our traumas into a joke. She somehow managed to make this about her. All of this coming after an internal investigation by Warner Bros. in the past several months. And three high level producers being let go Allen saying Monday that necessary changes have been made this is me. My intention is always be the best person I can be. Allen also announced that twits who fans know as Allen's DJ and dance buddy. Will now serve as co executive producer on the show twitch saying he's ready to bring back the laughter love and fun that the show is. Known for you guys. Sorry we'll think you lot of tough conversations and a lot of tough action that's happening right now. Yeah indeed and I mean. Credits Allen for addressing it head on take a responsibility mean as she says she's responsible for the show responsible for the staff.

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