Ellen DeGeneres has addressed her show's staff after reports emerged of multiple workplace complaints.
In a letter obtained by E! News, the syndicated talk show host explained that she was disappointed to learn of the accusations made against members of her staff. "On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting thatThe Ellen DeGeneres Showwould be a place of happiness—no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case," DeGeneres wrote.
She continued, "For that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it's the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show."
DeGeneres then acknowledged that her "success," which includes 30 Emmy awards, 20 People's Choice Awards and more, would not have been possible "without all of your contributions." She said, "My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that."
For this reason, she stated that she and Warner Bros. are working together to determine the next steps to "correct the issues" they found through an internal investigation.
"As we've grown exponentially, I've not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd want them done. Clearly some didn't," she shared. "That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again."