After facing several claims of a toxic workplace environment by both former and current employees, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is now facing internal review and investigations by the WarnerMedia, as reported by several media outlets.

As reported by Variety, last week Telepictures and Warner Bros. TV executives had sent a memo to the staff members of Ellen Show staffers, announcing that they will be investigating the allegations with the help of WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third-party firm. The report also shared that both the current and former staffers of the daytime talk show will be interviewed and asked to share their experiences of being on the set.

The inquiry has been finalized after several claims regarding “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” cropped up. Early in July 2020, BuzzFeed News had published a detailed report containing confessions by 10 previous employees and one current employee of the show that there is a "toxic work environment" on the sets and that includes unchecked racism as well.

Speaking anonymously, all the employees claimed that they have been penalized for taking medical leaves, have been subjected to racial comments, and had been afraid to raise their voice against the same in fear of facing retribution.

Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner had responded to the allegations and assured that they will be investigating the issue.

"Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes and employing over 1000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe and inclusive work environment," they said in a joint statement. "We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience."

"It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us," they added. "For the record, the day-to-day responsibility of the Ellen show is completely on us. We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better."

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Ellen DeGeneres has announced "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will discontinue after its 19th season. The Ellen DeGeneres Show/Facebook

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