During the development in the “Ellen-toxic-workplace scandal” story, a former employee recently revealed to Buzzfeed News, that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ laid 17 employees off from the team, which originally consisted of 80 people.

Ellen shared her disappointment and told the employees, “I obviously as am heartbroken as everybody, but we have to know that this is all for the good of EDV, and we need to keep this going because we have such a great team and we believe in y’all, and we will get through this just like we’ve gotten through all kinds of other things. Know that we believe in you and I know this is hard for y’all to hear, and we are here for you.”

She concluded with, “That’s really something that I intend on having long after the show is gone. That’s our focus to keep growing our content the way we’ve grown it. We’re on a path to do really, really well, and we should be proud. You should be proud of what you’ve done and what you’ve accomplished.”