Portia de Rossi speaks out as criticism of Ellen DeGeneres mounts

Portia de Rossi stood by her wife Ellen De Generes and thanked her fans for supporting them

Perry said in the matter, "I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow (sic)".

Following the recent spate of headlines, DeGeneres issued an emotional apology letter to staff last week that the show was not the "place of happiness" that she promised it would be, and said that she was "disappointed to learn that this has not been the case".

Buzzfeed spoke to former employees who made allegations of racism, unfair dismissal, intimidation and an overall toxic environment, perpetuated by the show's senior producers.

The chat show host has been facing backlash following countless reports of workplace problems from former and current employees.

On Monday, Tommy Riles, who served as a warm-up comic for DeGeneres on the show, took to Facebook to share his support and shared a post declaring "I stand by Ellen". In the article, former staff allege he made sexual advances on an employee at a work party, grabbed a production assistant's penis, and groped another production assistant in a auto. Though Leman and Norman have denied the accusations, Glavin has not addressed the claims and will reportedly be stepping down.

Katy Perry, Diane Keaton and more figures from the world of Hollywood are the latest stars to voice their support for Ellen DeGeneres.

The allegations "create a sizable crack in the impression of her as a friendly, next-door neighbor that you're spending your afternoon with", he said. "When my wife and I lost our sweet son Scotland, Ellen gave me a warm hug, and whispered "I love you" into my ear as I nearly broke down in front of the audience".

DeGeneres and de Rossi have been married since August 2008. Ellen Leaving, or Shown the Door? DeGeneres' former DJ, Tony Okungbowa, also corroborated some of the BuzzFeed claims on Instagram.

Camera IconBec Judd has taken aim at talk show queen Ellen DeGeneres. "I was on air talent from 2003-2006 and from 2007 -2013".

Comedian Kevin Hart posted a lengthy message on his Instagram page.

One of the most dramatic human-interest stories to have absorbed Twitter, television, and whatnot in the past few months is most certainly the one involving comedian Ellen DeGeneres and her colleagues.

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