As Ellen DeGeneres Says Goodbye, It Seems Certain Allegations Do Have Consequences

As Ellen DeGeneres Says Goodbye, It Seems Certain Allegations Do Have Consequences
Ellen DeGeneres is hanging up her dancing shoes. In the end of an era for daytime television, the comedian-turned-ratings-queen announced she is ending her eponymous talk show after 19 seasons. In a rare interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she says the move was a long time coming, and insisted it has nothing to do with last summer’s Buzzfeed exposé alleging a hostile work environment behind the scenes on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

But as the unspoken code of silence around long-rumored tyrants of Hollywood begins to break, it’s unclear if DeGeneres is bowing out gracefully to avoid increased scrutiny or retreating in shame because of it. No matter how many unrelated reasons she cites for ending the show — needing a creative challenge, her contract ending, more time for animal rights work — it’s clear she’s not ending her Emmy-winning run on a resounding high note.

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