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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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