DJ Tony, who worked on The Ellen Degeneres Show, has spoken out about experiencing ‘toxicity’ on set…

The resident DJ, whose full name is Tony Okungbowa, shared his thoughts in a statement on social media, claiming he ‘stands with’ employees who spoke out about experiencing racism, intimidation, sexual misconduct and harassment at the hands of the show’s executives.

He posted; “I have been getting calls asking me about the Ellen Degeneres Show and I would like to address the time I spent there. I was on air talent from 2003-2006 and from 2007 -2013.

“While I am grateful for the opportunity it afforded me, I did experience and feel the toxicity of the environment and I stand with my former colleagues in their quest to create a healthier and more inclusive workplace as the show moves forward.”

DJ Tony was later replaced by ‘DJ Twitch’, who has remained silent on the allegations.

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Meanwhile Ashton Kutcher says Ellen has “never pandered to celebrity”

The 42-year-old actor has defended the daytime talk show host during the ongoing workplace investigations into her programme, and he suggested she has always behaved with “respect” and “kindness” towards him and his team.

He tweeted: “I haven’t spoken with @TheEllenShow and can only speak from my own experience. She & her team have only treated me & my team w/ respect & kindness.

“She never pandered to celebrity which I always saw as a refreshing honesty. When things aren’t right she handles it and fixes.”

Although one follower insisted she only treats him positively because he’s famous, he claimed that’s not the case.

He replied: “But it extends to my team and people she didn’t even know I work with.”

Whilst Ellen, 62, was not accused of any wrongdoing in the allegations, she sent a letter of apology to her staff last week, which caused backlash after Brad Garrett – who appeared on the chat show six times between 2004 and 2007 – accused her of treating some people on the programme “horribly”.

A number of celebrities – including the likes of Katy Perry and Kevin Hart – have spoken out to defend her after Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad slammed her on Twitter

The 60-year-old actor wrote: “Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow. Know more than one who were treated horribly by her. Common knowledge.”

Meanwhile, in her letter to staff, Ellen said she was “disappointed” to hear about the allegations surrounding her show’s producers.

She wrote: “On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case.

“For that, I am sorry. Anyone who knows me knows it’s the opposite of what I believe and what I hoped for our show.”

Author: BANG Showbiz