Ellen DeGeneres apologises to staff following workplace investigation

A recent report by BuzzFeed alleging workplace misconduct led to an internal investigation by WarnerMedia

Ellen DeGeneres has apologised to staff members of The Ellen Degeneres Show following an internal investigation by WarnerMedia.

The in-house investigation followed a recent report published by BuzzFeed in which a current employee and a number of former employees alleged The Ellen DeGeneres Show has a "toxic" workplace environment.

One former employee told the publication: That be kind bulls*** only happens when the cameras are on. Its all for show.

I know they give money to people and help them out, but its for show.

In a memo to staff, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres wrote: "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.

"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."

Warner Bros. added: Though not all of the allegations were corroborated, we are disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the shows day-to-day management.

We have identified several staffing changes, along with appropriate measures to address the issues that have been raised, and are taking the first steps to implement them."