“Amy Reisenbach, her name is, and the two showrunners, Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, whom I had worked with – I had worked with showrunners for 11 years,” Osbourne told Kelly’s SiriusXM show. “They were friends of mine, especially Kristin Matthews. And I told them they destroyed me. I told them I could never get over it. It’s like, once you have that seed on you, that you’re a racist, it never goes away. I told them they destroyed me.
Osbourne says she was branded a racist after defending her friend Piers Morgan after being criticized for making derogatory comments about Meghan Markle and her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“And at the time, I had people on my social networks complaining that I shouldn’t have supported Piers and that made me sound like a racist, but I don’t think anyone complained to him. of the FCC, ”she said. “I don’t think I was out of order treating things the way I did because I was talking to an 11 year old friend. I was talking to a woman I traveled with, worked with, sat next to for 11 years, well that’s actually, she was there for 10 seasons. So for 10 seasons, I had sat next to this woman. She was a friend of the family. And then boom, she puts me on the spot by talking about racism, and she knows my story. She knows me. She knows I’m not a racist.
Osbourne’s support for Morgan has sparked a heated debate on the air with his co-host Sheryl Underwood.
“I think the showrunners were doing what Amy told them to do. Weak, weak women who didn’t have a backbone to turn around and say, “It’s suicidal. We can’t do this. And to let go after the break, it was 20 minutes on national TV to denigrate me. Twenty minutes… They just – it blinded me.
Osbourne went on to address his criticisms to Underwood and fellow co-host Elaine Welteroth.
“But the thing was, Sheryl, I think, thought she was Gayle King. She was flirting with me, not as a co-host and friend, she thought she was a journalist. And then you have Elaine [Welteroth] who, I don’t know because I don’t know her very well, okay and you know, it was just a nightmare. But yes, it was this woman, Amy, that I have met in my life maybe three times.
Kelly then played the audio of Welteroth apologizing to a crying Sharon for things that happened backstage after the argument with Sheryl.
“Here’s the thing I just want you to know. Sheryl and I are held to a different standard by blacks and people of color who expect us to say something about every racist, something similar, ”Welteroth said on the recording. “And that puts us in such a f — ed position that even though we don’t have the information, if we don’t even really care, if we don’t really want to engage, it feels like the spotlight is are aimed at us. You know? And, and so it’s like, I think Sheryl was trying to navigate that line. You know what I mean? Where she was is my friend. I know you are not a racist. And I hear you, however. I’ll take this to heart. You are right. You wanted to hear, you’re not a racist, Sharon. We know that. “
Following this clip, Osbourne called Welteroth a hypocrite and mentioned how Welteroth often complained to HR, including right after he apologized above to Sharon.
“And right after that she was in my dressing room, she went to HR and complained about me,” Osbourne said. “So talk about a hypocrite. She, her makeup artist and her hairdresser all went to HR and complained. “
Kelly wanted to clarify which of Welteroth’s words were most sincere. Osbourne said she wasn’t sure.
“I think she was the one who wanted it – she complained a lot. She’s been to HR a lot, Elaine. She’s just one of those people. That’s who she is, ”Osbourne said. “She feels that she wants her rights and that she will fight for it, which I sort of admired at first. I don’t know her well. You have to remember that I only worked with her from January to March, so I really don’t know her well. But just a hypocrite.
Osborne also found points to connect with Kelly on TV business.
“Megyn, you know TV. You know how it works, ”Sharon said when Kelly asked about CBS’s moral foundations. You know, you don’t have any friends. Those people who run these networks, especially the one that was down, are desperate to keep their jobs. They are desperate, in these times we live in, to be seen as more than awake. You know, they want to be seen as Mother Teresa and Jesus Christ, but they’re all hypocrites. They are liars and hypocrites, and they will do whatever they need to keep their jobs.
Watch more of Osbourne’s interview above.