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Portia de Rossi stands by embattled wife Ellen DeGeneres

Portia de Rossi, left, has publicly voiced support

Portia de Rossi, left, has publicly voiced support for her wife, daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

Portia de Rossi on Monday stood behind her embattled wife, daytime-talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, in the wake of a report painting the latter's program as a toxic workplace.

"To all our fans....we see you. Thank you for your support," wrote the former actress,   47, on Instagram along with graphical-text image reading, "I Stand By Ellen.” In response to the trending hashtag #ReplaceEllen, de Rossi offered #IStandWithEllenDeGeneres, #IStandByEllen and ‪#IstandByEllenDeGeneres, as well as the unexplained hashtag #stopbotattacks.

Following BuzzFeed's scathing July 16 article detailing negative complaints from interviews with current and former "Ellen" employees, actor Brad Garrett tweeted, "Sorry but it comes from the top @TheEllenShow Know more than one who were treated horribly by her." Actress Lea Thompson commented on a People magazine tweet about Garrett, agreeing, "True story. It is."

DeGeneres, 62, sent a memo last week apologizing to staff. WarnerMedia, parent company of the "Ellen" production company, launched an investigation into the show's workplace practices.

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