Ellen DeGeneres hasn't had the best of years, what with all the sinister rumors and stories from people who have met her finally coming to light.

But even after the hashtag #RIPEllen started trending online, a new group of former employees have now come out and revealed some horrible truths about the toxicity that goes on behind the scenes.

Read on to see all the horrendous things that went on backstage...

Where do we even begin with the whole Ellen DeGeneres scandal?

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The infamous host of The Ellen Show has been batting off accusation after accusation... But now she might have met her match after a group of her former employees rally around together to reveal the "truth" about Ellen Degeneres.

For years now, rumors about DeGeneres' true personality have been rife.

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Though she has built her on-screen persona around being outspoken against injustice and generous to the needy, many people have claimed that, in real life, she is quite the opposite.

Those who have met the star have claimed that she is nothing more than another power-hungry, self-centered celebrity.

Which is certainly a far cry from the relatable and humble TV host we all know and love... Or we thought we knew and loved.

In recent years, Ellen's image has been questioned more and more.

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Cracks have certainly begun to show, and rumors of the somewhat nastier personality behind the famous smiling blonde-haired, blue-eyed face have been intensifying.

And, this year, things have reached a breaking point.

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Now, more than ever before, people are starting to turn against the star as detrimental stories continue to resurface.

Her past employees certainly haven't held back.

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For example...

Ellen clearly doesn't care too much for writer's strikes.

This Twitter user came forward with the story about Ellen's head writer, Karen Kilgariff. Karen was under Ellen's employment for 5 years until she took part in a writer's strike. Boom. Fired. And a word was never exchanged between the pair again.

More scandal regarding her treatment of staff...

This woman claims that her friend used to work as a writer on the show and, in the whole 2 years of her employment, Ellen didn't greet her once. In fact, none of the staff were allowed to speak to the star of the show. Apparently.

Staff weren't even allowed in the same room as her.

Wow, we really aren't worthy, are we?

Her veganism has also ruffled a few feathers in the past.

For a colleague's birthday, Twitter user Alison Freer was celebrating with a BBQ outside of the Warner Bros studios where The Ellen Show is filmed. However, Ellen was quick to shut down all the festivities by sending someone over to put a stop to the celebration, all because she doesn't eat meat. Not cool, Ellen.

Ellen doesn't want any of her celebrity buddies to mingle with the common folk.

Ellen has notoriously sucked up to the rich and famous for years, and apparently she wants to keep them all for herself. When Russell Brand wandered into the employee break area to chat with the crew, Ellen apparently got quite irritated and told him that he "doesn't have to interact with these people."

Staff members are reportedly encouraged to cheer her up when she's in a bad mood.

I'm sorry, but there isn't enough money in the world that would ever encourage me to do that. Thank you, next.

Her compassion for animals strikes again.

Though it's great that she cares so much about animals, her sensitivity to the matter doesn't bode well for her employees.

Ellen apparently hates her own fans.

And her own show! Who'd have thought it?

She has no respect for her current staff.

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In a recent, rather weird segment on her talk show, the sixty-two-year-old rated her staff's babies after telling us "my staff [have] a lot of beautiful additions to their families. Clearly they had to be rated." Did they Ellen? Did they really?

Quite predictably, these allegations have hit her already crumbling reputation pretty hard...

And, as a result, her ratings have taken a huge blow.

Before the allegations were made this year, Ellen’s ratings were consistently around 2.0 for her daytime slot...

With previous seasons of the show raking in an average of 4.5 million viewers.

But, last month...

The Ellen Show had its season-low rating of around 1.5.

Her ratings are continuing to decline...

So much so that, at one point in time, fans were convinced that the worst had happened, but the producers ended up confirming that the show is not going to be axed... Yet.

But strangely, the hashtag, #RIPEllen also trended a few weeks ago.

No, I am not making this up. It's a little bit much, right? But treating your employees like s*** is also not acceptable.

And the latest scandal surrounding similar employee incidents involves a massive group...

According to Buzzfeed News, 1 current employee, as well as 10 former ones have rallied around together to reveal their "truths" about the toxic culture behind the scenes of the show.

All the allegations were done anonymously...

But they revealed that it wasn't just Ellen Degeneres that was the cause of the toxicity, there were also other bosses and managers that made their lives much more difficult on set.

A former employee told them that the "be kind" act was "bull****"

"That 'be kind' bullshit only happens when the cameras are on. It’s all for the show. I know they give money to people and help them out, but it’s for show."

One black woman who was part of the backstage team said she experienced "racist comments."

She was employed there for a total of eighteen months and in that time, she faced microaggressions and comments that made her feel uncomfortable.

She said that one of the top writer's said this to her:

"I'm sorry, I only know the names of the white people who work here." The employee also claimed a producer commented on her and another Black employees' hairstyles, allegedly stating: "Oh wow, you both have box braids; I hope we don’t get you confused."

The employee continued:

"Whenever I brought up an issue to my white male boss, he would bring up some random story about some random Black friend that he had and how they managed to get over stuff," she said. "He would use his Black friend as some way to say, "I understand your struggle," but it was all performative bullshit."

Even though some of them didn't mention Ellen Degeneres directly, they claimed she should take responsibility.

"If she wants to have her own show and have her name on the show title, she needs to be more involved to see what’s going on," another employee explained. "I think the executive producers surround her and tell her, 'things are going great, everybody’s happy,' and she just believes that, but it’s her responsibility to go beyond that."

But it seems as though she didn't take it upon herself to do that.

However, one former employee suggested the executives and other senior managers were to blame. "The issue is these three executive producers running the show who are in charge of all these people [and] who make the culture and are putting out this feeling of bullying and being mean," the source said. "They feel that everybody who works at The Ellen Show is lucky to work there, ‘so if you have a problem, you should leave because we’ll hire someone else because everybody wants to work here.'"

Some of them also mentioned that they were fired for taking medical or bereavement days.

These claims have hit the host hard in what has already been a very turbulent year for her.

Executive producers Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly, and Andy Lassner released a joint statement to Buzzfeed after these allegations spread.

"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. "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. 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." Let's just hope it does get better. Keep scrolling to see one of Ellen Degeneres' most questionable relationships...