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Ellen DeGeneres apologizes to workers after report of poisonous tradition at discuss present

DeGeneres despatched an electronic mail to staffers at "The Ellen DeGeneres Present" on Thursday, which was first reported by Selection. CNN has confirmed the contents of the memo with a present worker.
Within the letter, DeGeneres states she is "upset" after experiences by BuzzFeed by which present and former workers members alleged they confronted intimidation and racism.

"On day one in all our present, I instructed everybody in our first assembly that 'The Ellen DeGeneres Present' could be a spot of happiness – nobody would ever increase their voice, and everybody could be handled with respect. Clearly, one thing modified , and I’m upset to study that this has not been the case. And for that, I’m sorry. Anybody who is aware of me is aware of it's the alternative of what I consider and what I hoped for our present, "DeGeneres wrote partly.

DeGeneres goes on to verify that an inner investigation has been launched by the present's distributor, Warner Bros. Tv, which is owned by CNN's mum or dad firm, WarnerMedia.

"Alongside Warner Bros, we instantly started an inner investigation and we’re taking steps, collectively, to appropriate the problems. As we've grown exponentially, I've not been capable of keep on high of every little thing and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd need them accomplished. Clearly some didn't. That may now change and I'm dedicated to making sure this doesn’t occur once more, "she stated.

A press release from WarnerMedia launched on Thursday acknowledged, "Warner Bros. and Ellen DeGeneres take the current allegations across the present's office tradition very critically," the assertion learn. "We hoped to find out the validity and extent of publicly reported allegations and to grasp the complete breadth of the present's day-to-day tradition."