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Ellen DeGeneres Will Be Back To Host Her Show, According To Wife Portia de Rossi

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By Clark Sparky

There's been speculation amid multiple allegations of an abusive and toxic work environment at the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" that the comedian might be forced out as the show's host. Her wife, Portia de Rossi, claims that isn't the case. While walking the couple's dogs in Santa Barbara, California over the weekend, a photographer asked de Rossi if DeGeneres is planning on continuing as the host of the show, she replied simply, "Yes, she is."

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De Rossi also said that DeGeneres is "doing great" despite the continued onslaught of allegations against her and members of her staff.

De Rossi showed her public support for her wife with an Instagram post last week. "To all our fans....we see you. Thank you for your support," de Rossi captioned an Instagram post alongside a graphic that read simply, "I Stand By Ellen." She also added a handful of hashtags: "#stopbotattacks. #IStandWithEllenDeGeneres, #IStandByEllen, ‪#IstandByEllenDeGeneres‬, #ellendegeneres, #ellen, #theellenshow, #ellenshow, #bekindtooneanother."

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DeGeneres' brother, Vance, has also been a strong supporter for her during this time.

"If you think Ellen would knowingly allow bullying or racism on her show, you don’t know my sister," Vance tweeted last Tuesday. "She has been and continues to be a bright light in a dark world. She’s one of the kindest, most generous people you’ll ever meet. And one of the funniest."

He also took to Facebook with an even more passionate defense of Ellen.

"Ok, I need to say something. My sister is being viciously attacked. And let me assure you - it is all bullshit," he wrote.

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Despite that, first-hand accounts from former show employees contradict what Vance is claiming. Former producer, Hedda Muskat, detailed some of the behavior she witnessed.

Muskat said she was present when executive producer Ed Glavin when on a tirade against one of the show's staff members. "He just went off on them. His whole face turned red. We were stunned," she said.

Instead of stopping the behavior, Muskat says that DeGeneres laughed and seemed to encourage it, calling Glavin her "dog."

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DeGeneres also sent a note to the show's staff this week in which she promised to "correct the issues" that have been brought to her attention.

"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,” she wrote. "That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again."

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