She was banned from the US show The Talk in March.
And Sharon Osbourne, 68, made a grim figure as she was first seen in Los Angeles on Wednesday, after new tapes revealed that the latest racism scandal in the talk show was reportedly set to show. square.
The outspoken TV personality was seen on a player as a recently unearthed audio recording obtained by DailyMail.com reveals that her co-host Elaine Welteroth said they “knew she wasn’t racist ”amid the scandal earlier this year.
Downcast: Sharon Osbourne, 68, put on a brooding face as she was first seen in Los Angeles on Wednesday after tapes revealed the latest racism scandal on the talk show was a set-up
She looked downcast as she watched into the distance with her messy dark locks, after it appeared that Jerry O’Connell would be her replacement in the series.
In the tape, co-host Elaine, 34, can be heard consoling a distraught Sharon moments after the TV star’s heated on-air showdown with Sheryl Underwood.
Elaine apologized to her former co-star and reassured her that “no one thinks she is racist” during a conversation in Sharon’s dressing room after the explosive show on March 10.
Saddened: The outspoken TV personality was seen driving away as recordings reveal her co-hosts said they ‘knew she wasn’t racist’ amid scandal
She also tells Sharon that she thinks the co-hosts were “prepared,” revealing that CBS hosts initially wanted her to ask the question that started the whole firestorm.
The music director quit the daytime talk show in late March after a heated debate over her friend Piers Morgan who saw her fall out publicly with Underwood and his other The Talk co-stars.
The row began when Morgan left the UK talk show Good Morning Britain on March 9 after saying he didn’t believe Meghan Markle was suicidal following her explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Heated: Sharon was slammed on The Talk in March after defending her friend Piers Morgan in a live debate with co-host Sheryl Underwood (pictured), who accused him of making racist remarks
When asked to comment on her remarks on The Talk the next day, Osbourne said that while she disagreed with Morgan, she supported her right to voice her controversial opinion on television.
Underwood pushed back harshly and accused Osbourne of downplaying Morgan’s comments and of giving “validation” to his “racist” views.
The incident sparked a wider conversation about race and an internal CBS investigation after Elaine allegedly complained of “a race-insensitive and hostile environment” on the show.
Debate: Elaine Welteroth was part of the heated discussion about breed during the March 10 episode that saw Osbourne publicly fall out with his co-stars and end his ten-year run on the series