Ellen DeGeneres devoted her E! Folks’s Alternative Award win to her followers for ‘sticking by [her]’ in the course of the latest allegations of a ‘poisonous office surroundings’.
The comic’s Ellen Present gained the most effective daytime speak present award on Sunday regardless of multiple allegations of bullying in the direction of employees behind the scenes plaguing the long-running collection this summer time.
Accepting her award in individual, Ellen gave credit score to each her workers and followers throughout her speech.
She mentioned: ‘Thanks, thanks, thanks, from deep, deep down in my coronary heart. I thanks.
‘I’m not solely accepting this award for myself however on behalf of my superb crew and employees who make the present doable. They present up each single day, give 100% of themselves, 100% of the time.’
The 62-year-old continued: ‘That’s 250 folks, instances 170 exhibits a yr, instances 18 years, in the event you carry the two and divide it by 11— my level is, I like all of them. And I thank all of them.
‘I do know [where] this award comes from — thanks to the folks. Thanks to all of my followers for supporting me, for sticking by me. I can not let you know how grateful I’m. This implies greater than I can say.’
Ellen DeGeneres gained a Folks’s Alternative Award for her daytime speak present (Image: NBC)
Earlier than leaving the stage, she then joked: ‘I’m gonna wipe it down with Lysol and put it on my shelf.’
The Ellen Present got here confronted immense scrutiny in July after a number of former workers got here ahead to make allegations of working in an surroundings of racism, worry and intimidation. Some accused govt producers of rampant sexual assault and harassment.
Ellen broke her silence in September with the return of the speak present and addressed the allegations of misconduct.
She mentioned: ‘As you could have heard, this summer time there have been allegations of a poisonous work surroundings at our present after which there was an investigation.
‘I discovered that issues occurred right here that by no means ought to have occurred. I take that very critically and I need to say I’m so sorry to the individuals who had been affected.
‘I do know that I’m able of privilege and energy and I realised that with that comes accountability, and I take accountability for what occurs at my present.’
Ellen added: ‘We’ve had lots of conversations over the previous few weeks in regards to the present, our office, and what we wish for the longer term. We’ve made the required adjustments and right this moment we’re beginning a brand new chapter.’