Sharon Osbourne felt like a ‘sacrificial lamb’ in ‘The Talk’ dispute
The allegations were made Tuesday in a story composed by reporter Yashar Ali, mentioning previous “Talk” co-host Leah Remini, who spoke on the record in the piece, and a variety of unnamed sources.
CNN has actually not individually confirmed the claims. A representative for Remini verified the precision of her declarations as reported by Ali and decreased additional 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 claims 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.”
The claims ended up being public simply as the CBS daytime talk program had actually gone on a quick hiatus following a heated argument recently in between co-hosts Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood relating to Osbourne’s assistance of her long time buddy, Piers Morgan.
The “Entertainment Tonight” interview appears to have actually taken place prior to Ali’s story was released and Osbourne — who said sorry on Twitter after her dust up with Underwood — spoke about feeling blindsided throughout the now popular run in.
“Sheryl turns around and asks me this question and….she was reading it off a card. It wasn’t on my cards,” Osbourne stated. “And then [another co-host] Elaine [Welteroth]’s reading her questions and I’m like, ‘I’ve been set up.’ They’re setting me up. My anger was like, ‘I cannot believe this, I’m your sacrificial lamb.'”
Osbourne stated minutes prior to the program started among the program runners asked if she would mind responding to concerns about Morgan and how she would feel if “maybe one of [the women] doesn’t agree with you.” Osbourne stated she reacted, “I’ll answer whatever they want me to answer.”
Underwood and Welteroth are both Black. Osbourne stated she’s attempted to ask forgiveness to Underwood, who Osbourne stated she has “nothing but respect and so much affection for,” however has actually not gotten a reaction.
“I am not a racist and if you can’t have a go at your friend who happens to be Black, does that make me racist because I said certain things to my friend, but I said them on camera?” Osbourne stated. “I will keep on apologizing to Sheryl, even if I decide not to go back, I will still keep apologizing to Sheryl.”
CNN has actually connected to Underwood and Welteroth for remark. CNN likewise has actually connected to CBS for discuss Osbourne’s claims of sensation established.
“The Talk,” which likewise consists of co-host Carrie Ann Inaba and Amanda Kloots, is presently on production hiatus “as we continue to review these issues,” CBS stated. Osbourne informed “Entertainment Tonight” she is not sure regarding whether she will go back to the program.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.