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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is reportedly under internal investigation following complaints from ex-staffers

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is under internal investigation after several former staffers complained about workplace conditions, Variety reports.

WarnerMedia's employee relations group and a third-party firm will interview past and present staffers to discuss their experiences working on the show, people with knowledge of the matter told Variety.

This comes after BuzzFeed News interviewed nearly a dozen former employees about their time on set. One woman said she suffered racial abuse during her 18 months working for the show, and several others claimed they were fired after taking time off for medical issues or to attend funerals.

Most pinned the hostile work environment not on DeGeneres, but rather executive producers and senior managers, with one telling BuzzFeed News that if DeGeneres "wants to have her own show and have her name on the show title, she needs to be more involved to see what's going on."

A Warner Bros. Television spokesperson declined to comment on Variety's report.