Portia de Rossi, Ellen DeGeneres’ Wife Speaks Out Amid Controversy

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She's standing by her wife! In an Instagram post, Portia de Rossi I standing by Ellen DeGeneres amidst accusations of The Ellen DeGeneres Show being a toxic workplace.

“To all our fans….we see you. Thank you for your support,” de Rossi, 47, captioned a quote that said “I Stand By Ellen” in the host’s signature white and baby blue show colors.

De Rossi added the hashtags #stopbotattacks, which appeared to imply that the allegations came from “bots” which is kind of odd. It is not really clear what she is referring to there.

After multiple accusations from current and former employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, parent company WarnerMedia launched an internal investigation in July.

Then, last week, the 62-year-old host herself finally spoke out in a memo to staff, which many saw as deflecting the blame onto others.

“On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect,” DeGeneres began. “Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And 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.”

“My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that,” she wrote. “Alongside Warner Bros, we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues. 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. That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

“We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention,” she said. “I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It's important to me and to Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak up and feels safe doing so.”

Warner Bros. said in a statement on Thursday that “dozens of current and former employees” had been interviewed, and that they were “disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show's day-to-day management.”

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