Ellen DeGeneres’ ex Anne Heche says people should ‘listen’ to those who worked with the host amid ‘toxic’ set claims

ANNE Heche opened up about ex Ellen DeGeneres and her talk show scandal after employees claimed the comedian heads up a “toxic” work environment.

The two actresses started dating in 1997 before splitting up in August 2000.

Anne Heche opened up about ex Ellen DeGeneres in a new magazine interview

The 51-year-old Donnie Brasco star spoke with Mr. Warburton magazine for its new cover story when she was asked about all that has been going on with Ellen.

Anne started off by revealing that she hasn’t “spoken to Ellen in years,” which is why she suggests that should “listen to the people who have” been around the talk show host recently.

Over the last few months, the TV personality has been under fire after numerous former employees accused her show of tolerating everything from bullying to racism to sexual harassment. 

Warner Bros. is now investigating the allegations.

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The actress revealed she hasn’t spoken to the talk show host in ‘years’[/caption]

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The two dated from 1997 to 2000[/caption]

Ellen’s ex hinted that there might be something to the claims, saying: “If I’m standing someplace and I don’t like what’s going on there and I stay there, it’s my fault. 

“So what are the actions that got me there and why can’t I get out of it easily if that’s not something that I want to be engaged in?

“Ellen is standing where she walks, and that is hers to continue that journey.”

Still, Anne had nothing but kind words to say about her time with the 62-year-old and reminisced about that “beautiful part’ of her lief that she wears with “honor.”

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Katy Perry and Ellen’s wife Portia De Rossi have both supported her online[/caption]

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Staffers and former guests continue to come forward with allegations against the host and the show’s environment[/caption]

She added: “I was a part of a revolution that created social change, and I could not have done that without falling in love with her.”

Other celebrities have spoken out about Ellen in the couple of months since the bombshell accusations were made, some in support of the comedian and others against.

Ellen sent an apology note to staffers but a few came forward to share with The Sun that they don’t believe her words and that her “apology and denial that she knew anything was going on” regarding the alleged behind-the-scenes misconduct is “complete bull.”

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Kevin Hart spoke out in support of friend Ellen, but fans slammed him for his old ‘homophobic’ tweets and Ellen’s defense of them[/caption]

While many have criticized Ellen, she still has support, including from her longtime wife, Portia de Rossi, who has stood up for her.

Katy Perry also defended Ellen, writing on Twitter: “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.”

The singer continued: “I think we all have witnessed the light & continual fight for equality that she has brought to the world through her platform for decades.

Kevin Hart also took to Instagram to defend longtime friend Ellen as reports came in that she allowed “bullying” and “racism” on set.

However, fans didn’t agree with Kevin’s comments – and began to bring up Ellen’s strong support of the Night School star back in early 2019 after his decade-old “homophobic” tweets resurfaced.