Julie Chen will exit her post as a co-host of CBS' daytime series "The Talk" on the heels of her husband Leslie Moonves' forced resignation as chairman-CEO of CBS Corporation, according to published reports.
Chen's sign off indicated she is standing by her husband, despite the many allegations against him. She will address the decision through a videotaped message to viewers on Tuesday's episode.
"She has decided that her main focus needs to be clearing her husband's name from accusations made 25-30 years ago and tending to her son".
Julie Chen is leaving her duties as a co-host of "The Talk", days after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as the CEO of CBS amid sexual misconduct allegations, according to a report Monday night.
Mashable has contacted CBS for further comment. Sharon Osbourne led a 10-minute segment in which she spoke about the CBS chief's explosive departure, saying that, though Chen was a friend she admired, they had to "talk about her husband". He's always been a kind, decent and moral human being. "I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement".
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A second New Yorker story by Ronan Farrow came out on September 9. Moonves has been a CBS boss since 1995.
But despite her public support towards him, HollywoodLife reported via an insider at CBS that she is actually 'completely heartbroken by the humiliating allegations against her husband which have preceded his leaving CBS.
After Julie was again a no-show on Monday's The Talk, the start of the show's second week into its new season, speculation turned to nearly certainty. It seemed unlikely that she would return to the set, given the obvious tension that would exist every time the hosts discussed the #MeToo movement.
Chen will remain at her her reality hosting job for Big Brother.