“The occasions of the March 10 broadcast had been upsetting to everybody concerned, together with the viewers watching at dwelling. As a part of our overview, we concluded that Sharon’s habits towards her co-hosts in the course of the March 10 episode didn’t align with our values for a respectful office,” CBS mentioned in a press release launched to CNN. “We additionally didn’t discover any proof that CBS executives orchestrated the dialogue or blindsided any of the hosts.”
CNN has reached out to a consultant for Osbourne for remark.
Morgan left his job on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” after allegations that damaging feedback he made following Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey had been rooted in racism.
Osbourne demanded Underwood current cases of when Morgan had been racist and was visibly upset in the course of the alternate.
Osbourne later tweeted an apology, saying she “panicked,” “felt blindsided” after which “bought defensive” throughout her dialog with Underwood.
Following the episode, CBS introduced an inner overview would happen and the present went on a short lived manufacturing hiatus.
Shortly thereafter, in a narrative written by journalist Yashar Ali, former “Speak” co-host Leah Remini, who spoke on the file within the piece, and quite a lot of unnamed sources, accused Osbourne of utilizing racist and homophobic language up to now when talking about her colleagues.
CNN didn’t independently confirm the claims, however a spokesperson for Remini confirmed the accuracy of her statements as reported by Ali to CNN and declined additional remark.
Osbourne’s spokesperson Howard Bragman disputed the allegations
“The one factor worse than a disgruntled former worker is a disgruntled former speak present host,” he mentioned in a press release to CNN. “For 11 years Sharon has been sort, collegial and pleasant together with her hosts as evidenced by throwingthem events, inviting them to her dwelling within the UK and different gestures of kindness too many to call. Sharon is dissatisfied however unfazed and hardly stunned by the lies, the recasting of historical past and the bitterness popping out at this second.”
“I’m not a racist and if you cannot have a go at your good friend who occurs to be Black, does that make me racist as a result of I mentioned sure issues to my good friend, however I mentioned them on digital camera?” Osbourne mentioned. “I’ll carry on apologizing to Sheryl, even when I determine not to return, I’ll nonetheless preserve apologizing to Sheryl.”
Osbourne was the one remaining authentic forged member of “The Speak” which debuted in 2010.