Portia de Rossi is standing by her wife Ellen DeGeneres as scandals and controversy continue to surround the daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
There have been multiple reports about the toxic work culture and environment on the show, with many former staffers speaking anonymously about the culture of “racism, fear and intimidation”.
This didn't stop de Rossi from expressing her support for her wife on Instagram.
“To all our fans, we see you. Thank you for your support,” she wrote. The Australian actress concluded her post with the hashtags #stopbotattacks, #IStandWithEllenDeGeneres, #IStandByEllen, #IstandByEllenDeGeneres and #bekindtooneanother, the phrase DeGeneres uses to close out her show.
“This can’t be real. Have some accountability. It isn’t made up when it’s dozens of employees and years of bad stories. Stop acting like she is a victim when there are real victims,” one user wrote in a comment which attracted nearly 2,000 likes.
“Do you think those employees who are coming out and complaining are liars?” another asked.
Her post comes just one week after WarnerMedia announced it was launching an internal investigation into the talk show after the accusations went viral.
Ellen DeGeneres also addressed the accusations in an apology to her employees.
“My name is on the show and everything we do and I take responsibility for that,” she wrote. “Alongside Warner Bros, we immediately began an internal investigation and we are taking steps, together, to correct the issues. As we've grown exponentially, I've not been 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. That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again.
“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.”
Dozens of former employees from the show have also spoken out about alleged incidents of sexual misconduct and harassment by top executives as well as outraged stage crew who had been kept in the dark about their employment on the show but watched on as non-union crews helped Ellen run the show from her home.
This article originally featured on Over60.