Sharon Osbourne reportedly asked tens of millions to quit The Talk

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Sharon Osbourne reportedly asked tens of millions to quit The Talk


Sharon Osbourne is reportedly demanding a payment of tens of millions of dollars to quit her role as co-host on The Talk, amid allegations she made racist remarks.

CBS’s daytime chat show remains on hiatus until at least March 29 as network executives investigate the allegations against Osbourne, which she strongly denies.

The controversy began with an on-air debate in which Osbourne defended his friend Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle. Now a confidante claims Osbourne will strictly enforce the terms of the contract if she is forced to leave the show.

“She has a contract and they will have to pay her if they want her to leave, and it will cost them tens of millions of dollars,” a person close to Osbourne told The Sun. “If the bosses expect her to go easy, they have something else to come. “

Sharon Osbourne (center) is reportedly demanding a payment of tens of millions of dollars to quit her role as co-host on The Talk, amid furious allegations she made racist remarks.

CBS's daytime chat show remains on hiatus until at least March 29 as network executives investigate the allegations against Osbourne (above), which she strongly denies.

CBS’s daytime chat show remains on hiatus until at least March 29 as network executives investigate the allegations against Osbourne (above), which she strongly denies.

The controversy began with an on-air debate in which Osbourne defended his friend Piers Morgan's criticism of Meghan Markle.  Osbourn and Morgan are seen together above

The controversy began with an on-air debate in which Osbourne defended his friend Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle. Osbourn and Morgan are seen together above

The person added: “She is furious at the large number of charges against her and refuses to give in to the increasing pressure to leave. ”

“As far as she is concerned, she apologized for the on-air debate and did nothing else wrong,” the source added.

During an episode of The Talk that aired a week and a half ago, Osbourne came to friend Morgan’s defense regarding her criticism of Markle, which led her to say, “I” really feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who a lot of people think is racist, so that makes me a racist?

This led to a dust with co-host Sheryl Underwood, who was taken aback by the fierceness of Osbourne’s defense.

Since that moment, a number of allegations about Osbourne’s behavior have clouded his future with the series.

One of the charges being investigated by CBS is whether or not Osbourne called former co-host Julie Chen a “wonton,” an allegation Osbourne calls “shit.”

“Everyone has an opinion or a story like that of wonton,” Osbourne told DailyMail.com earlier this week. “It’s like you screwed up with your f ** king wonton story.” F ** k off! ‘

Osbourne (left) has furiously denied claims that she called former co-host Julie Chen (right)

Osbourne (left) has furiously denied claims she called former co-host Julie Chen (right) a ‘wonton’ and ‘sidelong eyes’ behind the scenes of The Talk

The Talk was scheduled to return to the airwaves on March 22, presumably with all of the regular hosts in their place – but PEOPLE reported this weekend that the show would be on hiatus until at least March 29.

Osbourne defended herself again last week, telling DailyMail.com: “Sure, that’s a stack. People want to add fuel to the fire and that comes with the territory and that’s great.

A report by Yashar Ali also alleged that Osbourne called former co-host Sara Gilbert a “fish eater,” among other things; Gilbert is a lesbian.

Osbourne has also been accused of calling former co-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete a “ghetto”.

“In situations like this you’re always going to have people that you’ve had disagreements with in the past, people who have axes to grind, who come out of the carpentry and come out with their BS and that’s all. It doesn’t surprise me at all. It doesn’t surprise me, ”said Osbourne.

“Being accused of racism is no joke. Now they are getting their sweet revenge. I can’t even answer them because they are children in a schoolyard.

Piers Morgan, a friend of Osbourne, was part of the firestorm that enveloped the host last week

Piers Morgan, a friend of Osbourne, was part of the firestorm that enveloped the host last week

Osbourne believes she will likely lose her job at The Talk as a result of the investigation.

“I kind of think they’re going to use me as a sacrificial lamb and fire me.” Its good. Its good. It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m sure it will.

“I don’t know what they’re going to do. It’s a big ugly mess. But I didn’t start it. I haven’t started it. It’s up to the show’s producers.

Earlier this week, representatives for The Talk released a statement regarding the show.

“CBS is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace in all of its productions. We are also keenly aware of the significant concerns expressed and ongoing discussions regarding events on The Talk. This includes a process where all voices are heard, complaints are investigated and appropriate action taken if necessary.

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