Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes In First Show Since Workplace Allegations

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Ellen DeGeneres Apologizes In First Show Since Workplace Allegations
The Ellen DeGeneres Show returned following a summer marked by claims of a toxic work environment by current and former employees.
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Ellen DeGeneres made her return to her talk show Monday with an apology after a summer marked by workplace misconduct allegations and an investigation. 

DeGeneres started season 18 of the show by addressing a virtual studio audience about the allegations. 

"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. ... We have made the necessary changes and today we are starting a new chapter."

DeGeneres faced a number of complaints this summer over workplace misconduct, including allegations of a toxic work environment from former and current employees. Following an internal investigation, three senior producers were fired from the show.