“The Talk” and Sharon Osbourne have parted ways, CBS announced Friday.
The news comes two weeks after controversy over an on-air confrontation between Osbourne and one of her co-hosts, as well as allegations that she had made racist and homophobic remarks about her colleagues in the past.
“The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace,” CBS said in a statement released to CNN. “We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”
CNN has reached out to a representative for Osbourne for comment.
In the episode at the center of the controversy, Osbourne had an intense debate with fellow co-host Sheryl Underwood after the latter questioned Osbourne’s support of her longtime friend, Piers Morgan.
Morgan left his job on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” after allegations that negative comments he made following Prince Harry and Meghan’s interview with media mogul Oprah Winfrey were rooted in racism.
Osbourne demanded Underwood present instances of when Morgan had been racist and was visibly upset during the exchange.
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