Every Celebrity to Defend Ellen DeGeneres Amid Abuse Accusations

Ellen DeGeneres is continuing to face intense backlash for allegedly overseeing a toxic workplace on her show as claims of sexual misconduct by producers are also arising.

A number of celebrities, including Everybody Loves Raymond star Brad Garrett, have also spoken out against the 62-year-old presenter, who has since issued an apology to staff, as WarnerMedia conduct an investigation into the claims raised by former employees in a BuzzFeed report.

However, amid all of the accusations being leveled at DeGeneres and those she worked with, are some celebrity voices speaking up to defend the embattled television personality, led by her wife Portia de Rossi.

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty

Portia de Rossi

DeGeneres' wife Portia de Rossi has spoken out in defense of the presenter as the media circus surrounding the toxic workplace allegations intensifies.

Taking to Instagram Monday night, the Arrested Development star, 47 shared a photo of a slogan reading: "I stand by Ellen," and "Be kind to one and other." The latter is the phrase DeGeneres uses to close her show.

De Rossi included a number of hashtags in her caption, which read: "To all our fans....we see you. Thank you for your support. #stopbotattacks #IStandWithEllenDeGeneres #IStandByEllen
‪#IstandByEllenDeGeneres ‬#ellendegeneres #ellen #theellenshow #ellenshow #bekindtooneanother."

The post has left followers scratching their heads as de Rossi did not acknowledge any allegations and called for an end to "bot attacks."

Katy Perry

Pop star Katy Perry spoke out in defensive of DeGeneres on Tuesday morning in a Twitter post.

1/2 I know I can’t speak for anyone else’s experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow. I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) August 4, 2020

The "Bon Appetit" singer, who is expecting her first child, took to the platform to tweet: "1/2 I know I can't speak for anyone else's experience besides my own but I want to acknowledge that I have only ever had positive takeaways from my time with Ellen & on the @theellenshow. I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades. Sending you love & a hug, friend @TheEllenShow."

Jerry O'Connell

Sliders star Jerry O'Connell has also spoken out in defense of his friend DeGeneres.

Love @TheEllenShow & @portiaderossi Always have. Always will. pic.twitter.com/k9ykra9RPC

— Jerry O'Connell (@MrJerryOC) August 3, 2020

Taking to Twitter, the actor posted a screenshot of de Rossi's "I stand by Ellen" Instagram post with the caption : "Love @TheEllenShow & @portiaderossi. Always have. Always will."

Jann Arden

Canadian singer-songwriter Jann Arden is another voice chiming in to support DeGeneres.

#ellenDegeneres was very nice to me when I met her- and I’m nobody. It was around 1996 I think... I played the theme song on her sit-com. It was such an exciting gig to be honest. She’s worked her ass off- built a lot of goodness into her work. That counts.

— jann arden (@jannarden) August 4, 2020

The "Insensitive" star tweeted: "#ellenDegeneres was very nice to me when I met her- and I'm nobody. It was around 1996 I think... I played the theme song on her sit-com. It was such an exciting gig to be honest. She's worked her ass off- built a lot of goodness into her work. That counts."

Ted Cruz

Republican senator Ted Cruz has also spoken out in support of DeGeneres, claiming the controversy is due to the "intolerant left" and condemned cancel culture.

I don’t know Ellen, but this WaPo chronology makes the whole “scandal” look like an exercise in Cancel Culture trying to destroy her bc she wasn’t woke enough to throw Kevin Hart overboard or be hateful to George W Bush.

Today’s Left is deeply intolerant. https://t.co/Df1Wbu91wV

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 3, 2020

Retweeting a Washing Post article, he wrote: "I don't know Ellen, but this WaPo chronology makes the whole "scandal" look like an exercise in Cancel Culture trying to destroy her bc she wasn't woke enough to throw Kevin Hart overboard or be hateful to George W Bush. Today's Left is deeply intolerant."

Scooter Braun

Music producer Scooter Braun has displayed support for the host calling her a "kind, thoughtful, courageous human being" on Instagram.

"People love to take shots. They love to see people fall. How quickly so many forget. How easy it is to stay quiet when it doesn't affect them," he wrote. "@TheEllenShow is a kind, thoughtful, courageous human being who stands for what is right and highlights on her show the best of us. She has helped change the views for equality all around the country and the world. She doesn't do what is popular she does what is right."

Geraldo Rivera

Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera has also spoken out in support of DeGeneres.

Watching the #CancelCulture mob turn on @TheEllenShow and work hard to undo everything Ellen DeGeneres has accomplished in her groundbreaking career should be instructive to all.
She made history bringing acceptance to a marginalized segment of society. Where are her defenders?

— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) August 3, 2020

The 77-year-old took to Twitter to write: "Watching the #CancelCulture mob turn on@TheEllenShow and work hard to undo everything Ellen DeGeneres has accomplished in her groundbreaking career should be instructive to all. She made history bringing acceptance to a marginalized segment of society. Where are her defenders?"

Nacho Figueras

Polo champion and famous close friend of Prince Harry, Ignacio 'Nacho' Figueras spoke out in support of Degeneres in a lengthy Instagram post in which he called the host a "wonderful human being."

"No one is perfect, and we cannot control everything," he wrote. "So I stand for you my friend and I challenge all the amazing people that know you and call you a friend to say who you are."

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I have been patiently waiting for someone with more authority than me to speak up about what a great human being @theellenshow is. I have been very lucky to be on that show many times and I can tell you that it is a very well run machine, everyone was super nice, not just to me but to each other and anyone involved. I have seen Ellen act not just in her show but in public appearances in theaters where she is nice to absolutely everyone, the guy serving the coffee, the person in the elevator, the security guy and the owner of the venue. Everyone loves her because that is who she is. She makes the world a better place for millions of people everyday and we cannot hit her because something may have not been perfect. No one is perfect, and we cannot control everything. So I stand for you my friend and I challenge all the amazing people that know you and call you a friend to say who you are. The world has become a very dangerous place because it seems that we cannot make anything right. If I am going to be criticized for defending someone that I think deserves to be defended then so be it. We are all so scared to say what we really think and it seems that we are only relevant if we say whatever the trending social media topic is. So... We love Ellen right? @jenniferaniston @jlo @michelleobama @pink @seanhayes @ladygaga @oprah @katyperry @justintimberlake and whoever else should be on this list which is really long.

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Figueras went on to say: "If I am going to be criticized for defending someone that I think deserves to be defended then so be it."