Rosie O’Donnell Speaks Out About Ellen DeGeneres Scandal

Rosie O’Donnell is speaking out about the workplace scandal haunting Ellen DeGeneres.

Of course, Rosie hosted her own show from 1996-2002 and had similar stories about her being not so nice.

“If you have a daily show, you can’t fake your essence,” she said on the Busy Philips is Doing Her Best podcast. “That’s why I have compassion for Ellen. I have compassion, even though I hear the stories, and I understand.”

She continued, “I think she has some social awkwardness. I think from knowing her for so many years, I have my own kind of history with her.”

Rosie also weighed in on Ellen’s schtick of surprising guests who appear on her show.

“You know how Ellen surprises everyone? I’ve never done that show because I’m terrified she’s going to scream … scare me, give me a heart attack,” she quipped.

Well, we’re happy to hear that Rosie is lending her support. Women talk show hosts have to stick together!