Stephen "tWitch" Boss is siding with Ellen DeGeneres in the host's current viral cancellation regarding claims of toxicity on her talk show.
Speaking with Us Weekly on Tuesday (August 11), the house DJ, 37, appeared to stand by DeGeneres. "We can’t speak too much legally about it, but I’ll say this, there’s been love," the personality said. "Obviously there’s some things to address, but from my standpoint and from countless others, there’s been love. I’ll just leave it at that until there’s a time where we can address more publicly. There’s been love and there’ll will continue to be love."
After admitting to being anxious to return to the set, the performer pivoted conversation to missing his family's at-home dynamic once filming starts. "All this time at home, being able to be with the kids and the family and all that, it’s just like you know the day when they’re like, 'OK, everything’s done everybody go back to work,' I think everybody’s going to have a little bit of separation anxiety," he explained. The star shares two daughters with wife Allison Holker: Maddox 4, and Zaia, 13 months.
It's quite the contrasting perspective compared to Tony Okungbowa, a former DJ for the series, who recently came forward with claims of the "toxic" workplace environment. "Hey Guys, I hope you are all keeping safe out there during these trying times. I have been getting calls asking me about the Ellen Degeneres Show and I would like to address the time I spent there," Okungbowa said. "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."
Earlier this month, DeGeneres broke her silence on the allegations, which were prompted by BuzzFeed News' expose on the star, racism, unfair termination and a general toxic work culture. After the report went viral, an in-house investigation by Telepictures parent WarnerMedia took place and saw the company admit they were “disappointed that the primary findings of the investigation indicated some deficiencies related to the show’s day-to-day management."
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