The Talk: Julie Chen Officially Exits

Ruben Ruiz
September 18, 2018

Chen, 48, who has been with the series since its 2009 inception, alongside original co-hosts Sara Gilbert and Sharon Osbourne, was a no-show for the daytime chat show's season premiere September 10, one day after her husband, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves, was sacked following sexual harassment allegations and a corporate battle with majority shareholder Shari Redstone. In the past, she had not used his last name.

'Because of this, I will no longer put any of my clients on @TheTalkCBS.

"I would release a statement saying, 'I feel as though I would be too much of a distraction sitting at the table with the ladies and too much of a distraction for staff and everyone else".

Delaney's words could have a considerable impact especially because he represents one of Moonves' alleged victims, Illeana Douglas. How Julie Chen? How can you stand by this? This is now your legacy'.

"He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being", Chen wrote in his defense this summer.

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Chen's sign off indicated she is standing by her husband, despite the many allegations against him. "I fully support my husband and stand behind him".

But despite her public support towards him, HollywoodLife reported via an insider at CBS that she is actually 'completely heartbroken by the humiliating allegations against her husband which have preceded his leaving CBS. Sharon Osbourne led a 10-minute segment in which she spoke about the CBS chief's explosive departure, saying that, though Chen was a friend she admired, they had to "talk about her husband".

None of the alleged incidents happened during Moonves and Chen's 14 year marriage.

The pair tied the knot in 2004, two weeks after his divorce from his first wife was finalized. She's hosted the show since 2000.

They have three adult children together and he and Chen have an eight-year-old son.

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