Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a 'new chapter'

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Ellen DeGeneres. Began the eighteenth season of her talk show today with an apology. Here's Cathy Park. Everybody summer good yeah. Mine was great. Ellen degeneres kicked off her new season with more than just laughs. I. Learned that things happened here that never should have happened. I take that very seriously and I want to say, I am so sorry to the people who were affected. I know that I'm in a position of privilege and power and I realized that with that comes responsibility and I take responsibility for what happens at my show her on air apology in front of a virtual audience address allegations of toxic work culture at the show reports published by Buzzfeed this summer allege senior managers engage in ramp rampant harassment and sexual misconduct. We have had a lot. Of conversations over the last few weeks about the show place what we want for the future, we have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter. The changes following an investigation by Warner media degeneres was not part of that review. Three of the shows top producers were eventually fired. Now, her longtime DJ twitch will help lead the daytime series, my co executive producer. The host also addressing claims that she hasn't always lived up to be kind mantra. Means that truth is I am that person that you see on TV I am also a lot of other things I. Sometimes I get sad I get mad I get anxious I get frustrated I get impatient and I am working on all of that. I am a work in progress today generous acknowledging Joe is to

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