Julie Chen is officially all Talk'd out.
Julie Chen is sticking by her disgraced hubby, ex-CBS honcho Les Moonves, and giving up her job as a host on the network's "The Talk". 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".
The plan, as of this writing, is for Julie to make the announcement Tuesday morning via a taped video piece on the show.
The move isn't a surprising one, given The Talk's dedication to discussing issues exactly like the scandal Chen and her husband are now embroiled in.
A Chen-Moonves source wants us to believe it was her decision to walk away from the show, while also revealing that she will remain on as host of Big Brother.
"Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader", the statement read.
Chen returned to TV Thursday for the first time since Moonves resigned as CEO of CBS following accusations of decades of sexual misconduct at the cable giant. "Some of you may be aware of what's been going on in my life the past few days", she said.
'He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being.
The statement she's referring to read, "I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late '90s, and I have been married to him for nearly 14 years".
Page Six reported on Monday evening that she was leaving the show, but said "a date for her exit hasn't been set yet".
Chen's co-hosts on the "The Talk" addressed the Moonves allegations last week. This comes just days after Julie signed off from Big Brother as "Julie Chen Moonves", a move that showed that she was fully supporting her husband and ousted CBS CEO, Moonves.