CBS says Sharon Osbourne will no longer appear on its daytime show The Talk after a heated on-air discussion about racism earlier this month.
The network said Friday Osbourne had decided to leave the show after a review that found in part that “Sharon’s behaviour toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.”
Sharon Rachel Osbourne is a British-American television personality, entertainment manager, and author. She is married to heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne and came to public prominence after appearing on The Osbournes, a reality television show that aired on MTV, which followed her family’s daily life.
That detail comes via a Pagesix.com source, who claims that “Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout.” Not only that, the source noted, but she “was able to spin that it was her decision” not to stay. A separate source reportedly confirmed that she would receive a large sum, adding: “Sharon will talk when she is ready.
She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets.”One Great Story.
After the heated on-air debate, Osbourne tweeted a lengthy apology in which she said she does not “condone racism, misogyny or bullying.”
“I should have been more specific about that in my tweet,” she continued, referencing her original defense of Morgan online. “I will always support freedom of speech, but now I see how I unintentionally didn’t make that clear distinction.”
Then a bombshell report citing multiple sources, including former “The Talk” co-host Leah Remini, claimed Osbourne used racist slurs when talking about others on the show.
It was alleged that she referred to Julie Chen, who is Chinese American, as a “wonton” and “slanty eyes” and to former co-host Sara Gilbert, who is lesbian, as a “p—y licker.”
But Osbourne responded that the allegations were “crap, all crap.”