SHARON OSBOURNE walks away from US TV show THE TALK with reported payment of 5 and 10 million dollars (3.6 and 7.3 million pounds).
The 68-year-old artist clashed with her co-host during an episode of the CBS talk show on March 10 (21), when she defended her friend Piers Morgan against allegations of racism as a result of her comments on Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, after her revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey.
This prompted the network to launch an investigation into the show – which was on hiatus for nearly two weeks due to controversy – and last week (late March 28, 21) the broadcaster announced that Sharon would not return to the show. issue because its actions “did not make it aligned with our values for a respectful workplace”.
Now, an insider on the show has told New York Post gossip column Page Six that Sharon’s exit from the program will increase her bank balance by six figures.
“Sharon is walking away with a minimum payment of $ 5-10 million,” one source said, with another adding that the presenter “will speak when she’s ready.” She always wants to give her side of the story. She has participated in this show for 11 years and knows all its secrets ”.
Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl’s argument began as she stood up for Piers after he said he didn’t believe Duchess Meghan when she said she was battling suicidal thoughts, prompting Sheryl to say : “ As you stand by your side, your friend, it seems like you are giving validation or refuge to something he said that is racist. “
Sharon Osbourne replied: “Educate me, tell me when you heard him say racist things?
“I really feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who a lot of people think is racist, so does that make me a racist?”
“How can I be racist about anyone or anything in my life.”
The show then went on a commercial break, but when she returned she continued to pressure Sheryl for an explanation of what was racist in Piers’ comments and added, “And don’t try to cry, because if anyone was to cry, it should be me.
The next day, Sharon Osbourne apologized for her remarks.
In a lengthy statement on Friday (March 26, 21), CBS said, “The events of the March 10 show shocked everyone involved, including the viewing audience at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior towards her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also found no evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or took control of any of the hosts.
At the same time, we recognize that the Network and Studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are responsible for what happened during this broadcast as it was clear that the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff. for a complex and sensitive discussion involving racing. “
CBS has also confirmed that The Talk will remain inactive for another two weeks before returning to screens on April 12 without Sharon Osbourne. (SVB / BAN and WNWCPS / DMC)
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