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Ellen DeGeneres announces the end of her program in the US after allegations of intimidation and sexual harassment of several employees


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Ellen DeGeners insists that her decision to leave the show has nothing to do with the allegations that occurred last year.

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Ellen DeGeneres, with some of the Emmys won.AFP

Ellen DeGeneresA key figure in American television talk show culture, he announced Wednesday that he would end his show after 19 seasons.

The decision occurs in the middle of a each sustained of the audience numbers following accusations by former employees and active workers that The Ellen DeGeneres Show have a toxic work environment.

The 63-year-old host, writer, producer, actress and comedian won dozens of Emmy Awards for her show and was a pioneer of the LGBTQ community in the United States since coming out as gay in 1997.

That revelation, still unusual at the time and which he made through his character in the television comedy that bore his name, shock to the United States and almost doomed his career to failure.

This Wednesday, he insisted that his decision to leave the show set has nothing to do with the allegations that occurred last year, which included allegations of intimidation, racial discrimination Y sexual harassment in the production of his show.

“When you’re a creative person, you need to be constantly challenged. And as good as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s no longer a challenge,” he said. DeGeneres a The Hollywood Reporter.

When complaints arose from employees working on the program, DeGeneres He recognized there were problems and promised to take steps to fix them.

“That almost affects the show,” Ellen told the publication. “It was very painful for me. I mean, a lot. But if i was leaving the show for that i wouldn’t have returned this season“” All I cared about was spreading kindness and compassion, and everything I stood for was under attack. So I honestly destroyed myself. “Some versions indicate that DeGeneres He had been evaluating for several years to end his show.

On Thursday, another American TV star, Oprah Winfrey, interview her to talk about the end of the show. The last episode is scheduled for spring 2022.

DeGeneres She has been a co-producer of her show and last year I made about 84 million dollars, largely thanks to him. This made her the 12th highest paid celebrity in the world, according to Forbes magazine.

The program paused briefly when DeGeneres get the diagnosis Covid-19 in December. “People have definitely been saying, ‘Why don’t we try to last a little longer?’ But 19 years is a long time to do anything“, said to Hollywood Reporter. “I’m not super smiling every day, but my intention is never to hurt anyone.”

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