• Ellen DeGeneres' rep slammed a Daily Mail report detailing accusations made by a former staffer
  • The ex-staffer claimed to have worked at one of DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi's California properties for months
  • The ex-employee claimed that DeGeneres would hand household workers a list of complaints every day

While rumors surrounding Ellen DeGeneres’ show have yet to evaporate, a former staffer has now accused the talk show host of treating her household workers poorly. A rep for DeGeneres, however, has shut down the claims.

Addressing the accusations of a former employee who claims to have worked for the host and wife Portia de Rossi, DeGeneres’ camp told Page Six, “This was one person [whose] employment [Daily Mail] said they could not fully verify but they went ahead with the story anyway.”

“Many of the claims in the story are things that had been out in the media previously by other ‘sources’ and in talking to people who work for Ellen are absolutely not true,” the rep added.

This came after the former staffer, who claimed to have worked at one of the couple’s properties in California for several months, told Daily Mail that DeGeneres’ attitude was worse than what rumors circulating about her indicate.

“My belief is that someone’s real personality comes out at home. So after everything that has been said about her at work, you can imagine how terrible Ellen is going to be at home when her guard is down,” the ex-employee said.

The former worker alleged that the comedian would give her staffers a list every morning that detailed her complaints from the previous day. Some of the 62-year-old’s complaints included her coffee not being frothed to her preference, her salt shaker being left in the wrong place and her food being served in the wrong bowl, the ex-employee claimed.

Back in March, a thread created by Kevin T. Porter, in which Twitter users narrated their own horror stories about DeGeneres, included accounts of the host's mistreatment of her “Ellen DeGeneres Show” crew.

Writer Ben Simeon claimed that employees at her show were told that “every day she picks someone different to really hate. It's not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she'll be mean to someone else the next day.”

The writer also said that whenever DeGeneres was in a bad mood, staffers were “highly encouraged” to cheer her up by doing bits in her office. The celebrity also has a “sensitive nose” so everyone who needs to go to her office must chew gum.

One user who said she worked as a server at a restaurant where DeGeneres and De Rossi once dined at revealed that she almost got fired after the TV host complained to the owner about her chipped nail polish.

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Ellen DeGeneres attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic