Portia de Rossi Speaks Out Over Wife Ellen DeGeneres Backlash: 'I Stand by Ellen'

Monday August 3, 2020

Portia de Rossi, left, and Ellen DeGeneres
Portia de Rossi, left, and Ellen DeGeneres  (Source:Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Portia de Rossi is showing support for her wife Ellen DeGeneres after reports recently surfaced where former employees of "The Ellen Show" made allegations of a toxic work environment as well as sexual misconduct allegations in the workplace. Her post also comes after an internal investigation was launched into the show.

Taking to Instagram, the "Scandal" star shared a post of white text against a light blue background that reads, "I Stand By Ellen."

"To all our fans....we see you. Thank you for your support," de Rossi captioned the post, adding several hashtags, including "#stopbotattacks," "#IStandWithEllenDeGeneres," "#IStandByEllen," "#IstandByEllenDeGeneres," "#bekindtooneanother" and more.

de Rossi's post comes not long after rumors began to circulate that Ellen wants to quit the show in the wake of the allegations as well as an internal investigation. One report claimed James Corden was "in line" to replace the longtime Emmy winner.

Ellen has yet to speak out about the ongoing drama though before the BuzzFeed report was published — but after the internal investigation was announced — she did apologize to staff.

Check out de Rossi's post below.

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