The accusations had been made Tuesday in a narrative written by journalist Yashar Ali, citing former “Talk” co-host Leah Remini, who spoke on the file within the piece, and quite a few unnamed sources.
CNN has not independently verified the claims. A spokesperson for Remini confirmed the accuracy of her statements as reported by Ali and declined additional remark when linked by CNN.
“The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host,” Osbourne’s spokesperson Howard Bragman stated in a press release to CNN in response to the allegations 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 allegations turned public simply because the CBS daytime discuss present had gone on a short hiatus following a heated debate final week between co-hosts Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood concerning Osbourne’s assist of her longtime buddy, Piers Morgan.
The “Entertainment Tonight” interview seems to have occurred earlier than Ali’s story was printed and Osbourne — who apologized on Twitter after her mud up with Underwood — talked about feeling blindsided in the course of the now well-known 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 moments earlier than the present started one of many present runners requested if she would thoughts answering questions on Morgan and the way she would really feel if “maybe one of [the women] doesn’t agree with you.” Osbourne stated she responded, “I’ll answer whatever they want me to answer.”
Underwood and Welteroth are each Black. Osbourne stated she’s tried to apologize to Underwood, who Osbourne stated she has “nothing but respect and so much affection for,” however has not gotten a response.
“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 reached out to Underwood and Welteroth for remark. CNN additionally has reached out to CBS for touch upon Osbourne’s claims of feeling arrange.
“The Talk,” which additionally consists of co-host Carrie Ann Inaba and Amanda Kloots, is at present on manufacturing hiatus “as we continue to review these issues,” CBS stated. Osbourne advised “Entertainment Tonight” she is not sure as as to whether she’s going to return to the present.