The network parted ways with the longtime TV executive after claims of inappropriate and racist comments were substantiated.
“To say that she’s an abusive figure is an understatement,” a former ABC News employee reportedly said.
The morning show anchor celebrated 30 years at Disney earlier this week.
“I’ll be completely honest, I was like I don’t know if I want to do the interview or not,” she said.
"She’s just something so special," Roberts said on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".