The allegations were made Tuesday in a story that was talked about in the record on the piece, citing former “Talk” co-host Leah Remini by journalist Yashar Ali, and several unknown sources.
CNN has not independently verified the claims. A spokesperson for Rimini confirmed the accuracy of his statements stated by Ali and declined to comment further when linked by CNN.
Osbourne’s spokesman Howard Bragman said in a statement to CNN in response to the allegations leveled at Ali’s report, “The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host.” “Sharon has been kind, gentle and friendly with her hosts for 11 years, as she was invited to name her home in Britain and other gestures of kindness, by throwing parties. Sharon is disappointed but surprised and perhaps Only be surprised. The lies, the repetition of history and the bitterness that is present at this time. “
The allegations went public when CBS went on a brief hiatus after a heated debate between day-time talk show co-hosts Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood in support of her longtime friend Pearson Morgan of Osbourne last week.
“Entertainment Tonight” was interviewed before Ali’s story was published and Osbourne – who apologized on Twitter after his dusting with Underwood – talked about feeling blind during the now famous run.
“Sheryl turns around and asks me this question and …. he was reading it with a card. It wasn’t on my card,” Osbourne said. “And then [another co-host] Elaine [Welteroth]I’m reading her questions and I like, ‘I’m set.’ They are making me sit. My anger was like, ‘I can’t believe it, I am your sacrificial lamb.’
Osbourne said that one of the moments before the show started, how would he feel if she asked him to answer questions about Morgan? [the women] Do not agree with you “Osbourne said he replied,” I’ll answer whatever answer they want to give me. “
Underwood and Welteroth are both black. Osbourne said he has tried to apologize to Underwood, who Osbourne said he has “nothing but respect and affection for”, but has not received a response.
“I’m not a racist and if you can’t go to your friend who happens to be black, does it make me racist because I’ve said some things to my friend, but I’ve told them on camera?” Osborne said. “I will continue to apologize to Sheryl, even if I decide not to return, I will continue to apologize to Sheryl.”
CNN has reached out to Underwood and Welleroth for comment. CNN has also reached out to CBS for comment on the claims of Osbourne’s founding.
“The Talk”, which also features co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Amanda Clottes, is currently on production hightus “as we continue to review these issues,” CBS said. Osborne told “Entertainment Tonight” that she is unsure whether she will return to the show.