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Ellen DeGeneres allegedly "feels betrayed" by the number of people who have come forward to share negative stories about her.

The 62 year old, who began making headlines after being branded the "meanest person alive", is now allegedly looking to walk away from her TV series, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, because of the backlash she's faced over the last few months.

A source has told US Weekly that Ellen feels it's a "privilege" to work with her and is angry at staff members as well as the general public for accusing her of certain behaviours.

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"She is p**sed that people have come forward to share these negative stories about her and feels betrayed," the insider said.

"She knows she can be tough at times," the source continued to tell the publication, "but believes she works hard and is extremely creative and that it’s a privilege to work for her and be around her."

Last week, it was also reported that Ellen "can't go on with the series" following complaints from staff accusing the show of being a "toxic" place to work.

A source at Telepictures, which produces the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, told Mail Online that the host is telling executives at their company and Warner Bros, which distributes the show, that she has had enough and wants to walk away.

The insider said of Ellen, who has been hosting the programme for 17 years: “She feels she can't go on and the only way to recover her personal brand from this is to shut down the show.

“The truth is she knew what was going on, it's her show. The buck stops with her. She can blame every executive under the sun – but Ellen is ultimately the one to blame.”

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Ellen reportedly apologised to staff in an email after an investigation revealed "deficiencies" in "the show's day-to-day management".

In an email to staff, the BBC reported that Ellen said she was “committed to ensuring this does not happen again”.

“We all have to be more mindful about the way our words and actions affect others, and I'm glad the issues at our show were brought to my attention,” she added.

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In the note, the Hollywood reporter added that Ellen wrote: “As we've grown exponentially, I've not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I'd want them done. Clearly some didn't.

“That will now change and I'm committed to ensuring this does not happen again.”

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