Sharon Osbourne disputes allegations of racism
The allegations were made Tuesday in a story composed by reporter Yashar Ali, pointing out previous “Talk” co-host Leah Remini, who spoke on the record in the piece, and a variety of unnamed sources.
CNN has actually not separately validated the claims. A representative for Remini verified the precision of her declarations as reported by Ali and decreased more remark when linked by CNN.
“The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host,” Osbourne’s representative Howard Bragman stated in a declaration to CNN in reaction to the accusations raised in Ali’s report. “For 11 years Sharon has been kind, collegial and friendly with her hosts as evidenced by throwing them parties, inviting them to her home in the UK and other gestures of kindness too many to name. Sharon is disappointed but unfazed and hardly surprised by the lies, the recasting of history and the bitterness coming out at this moment.”
In a programs e-mail to CNN, “The Talk” kept in mind that they would be re-airing some old episodes Monday and Tuesday rather of their live programs.
Later on, the network stated it would be extending its production hiatus till next Tuesday “as we continue to review these issues.”
“After some reflection, after sitting with your comments & sitting with my heart I would like to address the discussion on The Talk this past Wednesday. I have always been embraced with so much love & support from the black community & I have deep respect & love for the black community.”
CBS launched a declaration on Tuesday stating in part, “CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace across all of our productions. We’re also very mindful of the important concerns expressed and discussions taking place regarding events on ‘The Talk.’ This includes a process where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary.”
In addition to Osbourne and Underwood, the program likewise includes Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth as co-hosts.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.