It looks like there are actually people out there who believe Ellen DeGeneres during this career-destroying scandal...

It seems that not everybody believes the accusations that are being made about the infamous Ellen DeGeneres.

Steve Harvey has spoken out and has defended the TV host amid the cruelty scandal that has been dampening her bubbly and kind reputation.

Now, these allegations didn't come as much of a surprise to most of us...

Because, for years now, rumors about Ellen's true personality have been rife. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 also has no respect for her current staff.

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, a couple of months ago, 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.

Since these allegations arose, it seems that action has been taken...

As reports in July claimed that The Ellen Show was officially under investigation.

The show was investigated for racism, mistreatment, and intimidation on set.

WarnerMedia, who own and syndicate the show, were believed to be the ones to launch the internal investigation into what’s happening behind the scenes.

And, in light of all this backlash...

Ellen herself has been forced to speak out.

The host issued an apology to her staff working on the show.

Ellen wrote a later to her staff where she said that the culture behind the scenes was not a reflection of the values she started the show with, and vowed to do better in the future.

She had a lot to say...

“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," the talk show host wrote in a letter to her staff.

She continued:

“Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show."

Ellen went on to say that as the show grew, she was not “able to stay on top of everything.“

And “relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t."

“It’s been way too long, but we’re finally having conversations about fairness and justice," she wrote.

“We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I’m glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention. I promise to do my part in continuing to push myself and everyone around me to learn and grow. It’s important to me and to Warner Bros. that everyone who has something to say can speak up and feels safe doing so."

But, despite her grovelling apology...

Yet another accusation has arisen, and it could very well be the worst yet.

A former staffer has come forward with a grim insight into life on The Ellen Show...

In which it was compared to a "military boot camp."

Speaking to the Daily Mail, the former employee recalled how Ellen would "take pleasure" in firing staff members...

As well as barking orders and tormenting employees over tiny errors. Her alleged behavior sounded simply unbearable, and according to the source, workers were hit with an itemized daily list of gripes from serving food in the wrong bowl, leaving the salt shaker in the wrong place, or failing to ensure her latte was frothed the way she liked it.

"Ellen was the worst person that I’ve ever met in my life. She takes pleasure in firing people."

The source continued:

"Sometimes she would yell at us but it was more about the incredibly condescending tone she would use. She treated you like you were nothing. She was going to torture you and you were just going to sit there and listen to it because you were being paid."

How on earth will Ellen bounce back from all of these terrible accusations?

We're not sure she will... but the one thing that is for certain is that she has a tight support circle.

And now, that support circle has spoken out.

Comedian, Steve Harvey, is a big supporter of Ellen, and he has now spoken out to defend the talk-show host.

In a recent interview with People The TV Show, Steve was asked about his opinion on the whole scandal.

He said: "I'm going to say this about it: Ellen DeGeneres, the person that I know, that I've known for a number of years, that I saw back in the comedy club days, when we used to split time with the same management, all of this and what's happening now, Ellen, the person, is probably one of the coolest and kindest people I've met in this business."

From Steve's perspective, "people want to take something and make something out of everything."

"[Ellen] has no control over what every staff member does, what every producer does, you can't control that. You don't even know some of the stuff that's happening," he continued. "Because it's her name that's on the show... she got to take the hit. Something happens over here, I got to take the hit."

Steve has been friends with Ellen for years now...

And he decided to point out that she "doesn't have racist tendencies." "I'm a 63-year-old black man. I've been black the entire time. I ain't took no days off. I ain't experimented with nothing else...I know racism. If I have a conversation with you, I know if you got racist tendencies somewhere in you, because it radiates. I can feel it... That's not Ellen DeGeneres. That's just not her, period. You make it like that if you want to. But if you try to make it that way, it's because you don't know her. I know her. And that's the feeling I have."

Steve then disclosed that he's been in regular contact with Ellen since the scandal broke.

"I've told her, keep your head up. We've texted each other. But my first advice was Ellen got enough money to walk away. But, we're in the cancel culture right now, man, everybody wants to see everybody fall down, man. What happened, man?" he said.

Make sure to stay posted for further updates on the Ellen DeGeneres scandal.

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