Ellen DeGeneres thanks her ‘amazing’ staff while accepting People’s Choice Award after ‘toxic workplace’ scandal – The Sun

ELLEN DeGeneres thanked her "amazing" staff while accepting the People's Choice Award for Daytime Talk Show Of 2020.

The talk show host said she "loves" the crew for giving "100 per cent of themselves" – after her show was accused of having a "toxic" environment.

Ellen, 62, accepted the award on behalf of her cast and crew on Sunday night.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you, from deep, deep down in my heart. I thank you," she said.

"I am not only accepting this award for myself but on behalf of my amazing crew and staff who make the show possible they show up every single day, give 100 percent of themselves, 100 percent of the time."

The comedian went on: "I love them all – I thank them for what they do every single day to help that show be the best that we try to make it every single day."

Ellen then thanked her fans for "sticking by her" amid the multiple allegations of workplace misconduct and claims that she's "mean".

"I know [where] this award comes from – thank you to the people," she said.

"Thanks for all of my fans for supporting me and sticking by me, I can't tell you how grateful I am and what this means to mean, it's more than I could possibly tell you, especially now."

The Finding Nemo star – who is married to Portia De Rossi – then joked that she was going to clean her trophy with plenty of Lysol and display it on a shelf next to her other awards.

Over the summer, multiple employees claimed The Ellen DeGeneres Show fosters a "toxic workplace."

After months of reports, one source told The Sun that there was nothing “kind” about working on the talk show.

The insider also shared that they are worried that staff, who enabled a "toxic environment" to flourish, have remained on the show.

The source told The Sun exclusively: “It was never a ‘kind’ place. Ellen’s ‘be kind’ philosophy was never mentioned to us when we were working.

"I'm speaking out because I'm worried the people who enabled that 'toxic environment' to happen have got away with it and they're still working there."

Earlier this month there were mass layoffs from the show's digital team, with 17 people getting axed from an 80-member team.

Ellen addressed the allegation about her show in the opening episode of season 18.

She told the audience: "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."

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