"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 wrote in an email to staff that was made available to reporters. Editors at Britain's The Sun newspaper claimed that "The Late Late Show with James Corden" host "could be the shock victor after dozens of employees accused the $50 million-a-year (£38 million) presenter of turning a blind eye to racism, bullying and sexual harassment on her hit daytime show".
In an apology memo, DeGeneres stated that she was committed to changing the situation within the team, asserting that an investigation had been launched by Warner Bros to "correct the issues".
But instead of taking the road of reconciliation, another room for a final blow was opened.
It has been a terror week for DeGeneres - only hours after the letter had been printed, dozens of prior Ellen staffers talked out at a shocking fresh Buzzfeed file, alleging sexual misconduct from many leading manufacturers on her series.
No specific claims against host Ellen DeGeneres were made, however, the article said that the producers made the set a "toxic work experience" for many. "It would be impossible for her to not know what (was) happening within her own staff".
Ellen Degeneres Alone in the Battle? And rumors spread that Ellen was getting ready to bail on her talk show altogether.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer says the show is not going off the air as workplace investigation continues.
"The explosion of the #MeToo movement has really shone a light on workplace conduct in Hollywood".
The brand and PR expert also reacted to DeGeneres' silence on the matter. Or are they just trying to discredit Ellen? One TV producer claimed he was once told that no one was allowed to speak with Ellen or even look at her when she flew to Australia to appear on the nation's Today show.
"The other big problem is there is no replacement for Ellen", the insider added.
Maybe the minute that the tide turned to Ellen - a deeply embarrassing interview with celebrity Dakota Johnson at November this past year, where Johnson openly called Ellen outside for coming to her birthday celebration.