In a letter to staffers, Ellen DeGeneres swore that she is “committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”
She previously apologized after former staffers came forward to share their experience of a “toxic work environment” while working on set of the talk show.
Following new reports that DeGeneres has fired three top executive producers amid allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment, the 56-year-old is asking for forgiveness once again for the poor behavior on set. In an emotional video conference with staff on Monday, DeGeneres told them she “wasn’t perfect,” says a source who was on the call.
“I’m a multi-layered person, and I try to be the best person I can be and I try to learn from my mistakes,” the host told staffers. “I’m hearing that some people felt that I wasn’t kind or too short with them, or too impatient. I apologize to anybody if I’ve hurt your feelings in any way.” It was said that “Ellen was emotional, she was emphatic about making it better and making herself more available.”
She acknowledged she can be introverted at times and she apologized if that was ever seen as hurtful,” the source says. “They’re putting in real structures and resources for people so this never happens again and that is extremely important to Ellen. She was emotional seeing everybody. They’re family.”
Another added, that “she’s been dying to see them, but she couldn’t “because of the investigation and she really wanted them to hear from her that this is a reset, things are changing and things are going to be better moving forward. And she’s committed to that.”
Warner Brothers has also confirmed the show has “parted ways” with executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman. Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman have denied the claims against them, while Jonathan Norman has not publicly commented.