Sharon Osbourne says she was advised that she was ‘not repenting sufficient’ earlier than leaving ‘The Talk’

Sharon Osbourne co-hosts an October 2020 episode of

Sharon Osbourne co-hosts an October 2020 episode of The Talk. (Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS through Getty Images)

Sharon Osbourne continues to have so much to say about her abrupt departure from The Talk.

The former actuality star left the CBS daytime discuss present following an ugly, on-air argument with co-host Sheryl Underwood on the March 10 episode. It started with Osbourne defending her pal Piers Morgan, who’d been accused of racism on his personal present, Good Morning Britain, after verbal assaults in opposition to Meghan Markle. In the fallout, The Talk was placed on hiatus because the community launched an inside investigation, Osbourne issued an apology and, on March 26, left the present altogether.

On Tuesday’s episode of SiriusXM’s The Megyn Kelly Show, Osbourne mentioned that she had really been the one who demanded that investigation within the first place. However, she mentioned that it hadn’t been carried out correctly.

“When all of this happened, I went to HR and said, ‘I want an investigation. I want to know who decided to do this. Why I was left out to dry [on the show] for 20 minutes. I want to know why,'” Osbourne mentioned. “And so they did do the investigation, but it was, as usual with corporations like this, did they speak to my producer that was prepping me that morning? No, she was never interviewed. Did they speak to people who were in the booth directing the show? No. So they spoke to a few people. Did they speak to the cameramen? Did they speak to people on the floor? What was going on during the break? No. So they selectively chose certain people to talk to. It came back that I was very offensive the way I treated Sheryl, the way my behavior….”

She mentioned that she was advised that she was on “permanent suspension with no pay” and that she won’t return in any respect.

From left, Elaine Welteroth, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Amanda Kloots hosted

From left, Elaine Welteroth, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Amanda Kloots hosted The Talk earlier than Osbourne’s departure. (Photo: Randee St. Nicholas/CBS through Getty Images)

Osbourne mentioned she wished to know who would make that call.

“And they wouldn’t tell me. And then HR said to me, ‘We feel that you’re not repenting enough. Where are you repenting? What are you doing? You have no … your behavior around this is not appropriate for this situation.’ So I told them all what I felt about them all. I told them about some dirt that had gone on at the company that I knew about. And they were very afraid of me because I’m not afraid to say what I feel. And they just wanted me gone. Because when I started talking about things that had gone on on the show before, they got very, very nervous and just wanted me gone, which I can understand.”

CBS didn’t instantly reply to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for remark.

When Kelly requested her to clarify additional, Osbourne, who had been on the present because it debuted in 2010, declined to supply particulars about what precisely had occurred. So she stored her reply common.

“The way people were treated when Leslie was at the show, Leslie Moonves,” Osbourne mentioned of the previous head of the community, who left in 2018 amid sexual misconduct allegations. “Things that had gone down that I knew personally had gone on….”

Osbourne alleged that producers had lodged three complaints in opposition to Underwood about “the way she treated them.” She alleged that she was the one who satisfied the present to not dismiss her.

“And so they called me and I said, ‘You cannot get rid of Sheryl. There is no way. She can’t take that. You just can’t do it.’ So they sent her to anger management. So, it’s alright to treat producers that way, but I can’t say anything to a co-host.”

Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to Underwood for remark.

Osbourne accused sure executives of taking part in a component within the debacle, too, however she was most harm by Underwood.

“And at the time, I did have on my socials, people complaining that I shouldn’t have supported Piers and that made me look like a racist, but I don’t think that anybody complained to the FCC,” Osbourne mentioned. “I don’t think that I was out of order by dealing with it the way that I did, because I was talking to a friend of 11 years. I was talking to a woman that I’ve traveled with, that I’ve worked with, that I sat beside for 11, well, it’s actually, she was there for 10 seasons. So for 10 seasons, I had sat next to this woman. She was a family friend. And then boom, she puts me on the hot seat talking about racism, and she knows my history. She knows me. She knows I’m not a racist.”


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