Ellen DeGeneres Says Toxic Workplace Controversy ‘Destroyed’ Her — but Isn’t Why She’s Ending Show

And everybody kept saying, even when I signed, ‘You know, that’s going to be 19, don’t you want to just go to 20? It’s a good number.’ So is 19,” she said.

So, it’s not why I’m stopping but it was hard because I was sitting at home, it was summer, and I see a story that people have to chew gum before they talk to me and I’m like, ‘Okay, this is hilarious.’ Then I see another story of some other ridiculous thing and then it just didn’t stop.

DeGeneres apologized to her staff at the time, and three top producers — Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman — have parted ways with the show.

“With the talk show, all I cared about was spreading kindness and compassion and everything I stand for was being attacked,” she said.

She continued, “Then, on the heels of it, there are allegations of a toxic workplace and, unfortunately, I learned that through the press.

“And I can see people looking at that going, ‘You don’t care about what people ‘ I care tremendously,” she added.

So, we’ve all learned from things that we didn’t realize — or I didn’t realize — were happening.

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