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Sharon Osbourne says she ‘felt used by CBS’ & received death threats after quitting The Talk over Sheryl Underwood feud


SHARON Osbourne opened up about her exit from The Talk following controversy between her co-host Sheryl Underwood.

The British TV character left the present in March after an on-air battle with Sheryl ensued after Sharon addressed her determination to stand by her longtime friend Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle.

Sharon Osbourne sat down to elucidate the incident that prompted her to stop The TalkCredit: ET
Sharon had an on-air altercation with co-host Sheryl Underwood after she defended Piers Morgan's 'racist' comments about Megan Markle
Sharon had an on-air altercation with co-host Sheryl Underwood after she defended Piers Morgan’s ‘racist’ feedback about Megan MarkleCredit: CBS

In an interview with Daily Mail TV, Sharon mirrored on the incident, explaining how the dialogue spiraled.

She mentioned: “It was a freedom of speech matter. It was pure freedom of speech. A journalist friend of mine who wrote something that people didn’t like and then a few crazies out there, some thugs go – ‘you must be racist, that’s why you’re saying it’ – about my friend Piers. It’s like, come on.”

The former America’s Got Talent decide mentioned an identical assertion following the heated argument through the live broadcast after she received backlash from viewers.

At the highest of this system, she defended herself saying: “Why is it that as a result of I supported a longtime buddy and work colleague for years, folks go ‘well you must be racist because he’s racist.’ 

“No. I assist his freedom of speech. I’m not racist and neither is Piers racist. It’s a horrible, evil phrase to name anybody that’s not data of that. 

“What have I ever said about anybody that’s racist? It’s not within me. It’s not in my soul.”


Sharon stands by her phrase right this moment, telling the outlet that the argument was stirred up by producers who requested her co-hosts to ask her if folks thought she was a racist, with out her data.

“They all knew the question and they all knew what was going down. I felt totally betrayed,” the TV star claimed.

She then admitted the state of affairs escalated when Sheryl received emotional over Sharon’s feedback, main Sharon to inform her to cease.

Sharon alleged: “We had a disagreement and I instructed her she should not be crying, it must be me that must be crying and that did not go down properly.

‘Then within the business break, she would not speak to me. I used to be begging her to speak to me and she would not, and mainly I mentioned, go f**okay your self.”

She added: “I would say that to any one of my friends. When you say it to a friend, it’s different than saying it to somebody, a stranger.

“If you can’t get real with somebody who you’ve worked alongside for 10 years, then then you don’t have a friendship, and that’s the way I look at it.”

Sharon revealed that the she hasn’t spoken to her former co-host since their on-air dispute, and sure will not rekindle their friendship.


Sharon can also be nonetheless upset about the way in which the community and producers dealt with the disagreement on the time.

The mom of three claimed: “To leave me for 20 minutes on live TV … on live TV … unprepared, not produced, not knowing what’s going on.

“Wait, where’s their apology to me? They could have cut at any time and gone to a commercial break, and why didn’t they cut?”

She continued: “They did not reduce as a result of they appreciated the controversy and so they appreciated that everyone can be speaking about this as a result of they wanted one thing for the present that was going into the bathroom. So they thought, properly, she’s received the largest following. Let’s go for her.

“I felt totally betrayed, not protected by CBS. I felt used. I felt like an old shoe. They didn’t care. It was a set up and it was set up by one of the executive.”

CBS didn’t instantly reply to The Sun’s request for remark, nonetheless, different forged members of the present have beforehand disputed Sharon’s declare that she was “set up.”


Piers additionally resigned as host of Good Morning Britain after execs said they wanted him to apologize on air following his heated conflict with the present’s weatherman, Alex Beresford, 40, over Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Alex criticized Piers for his response to Meghan’s claims she contemplated suicide and was racially abused by the royal household.

But Piers mentioned he was not willing to apologize, and walked — bringing an immediate end to his six-year stint on the morning present.

After it was introduced he wouldn’t return Sharon tweeted: “I am with you. I stand by you. People forget that you’re paid for your opinion and that you’re just speaking your truth.”

The forged continued to unravel in April, when Carrie Ann Inaba was out for 2 weeks due to uncomfortable side effects from her varied autoimmune situations. 

She then announced she is taking a leave of absence from the CBS show

The Sun broke the news in May that Jerry O’Connell was in final negotiations to replace Sharon on the speak present.

Elaine Welteroth additionally excited the program after only one season on the panel.

Sharon claimed that the producers orchestrated the argument without her knowledge
Sharon claimed that the producers orchestrated the argument with out her dataCredit: CBS
The cast shakeup continued when Carrie Ann Inaba took a hiatus from the show in April due to health issues
The forged shakeup continued when Carrie Ann Inaba took a hiatus from the present in April because of well being pointsCredit: Getty
The Sun revealed in May that Jerry O'Connell would be replacing Sharon on the talk show
The Sun revealed in May that Jerry O’Connell can be changing Sharon on the speak presentCredit: CBS

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