Julie Chen has announced that she’s stepping away from the talk — even as insiders say that she’s finishing out the CBS season of “Big Brother,” where she’s defiantly billing herself as “Julie Chen Moonves!”
That’s in support of her embattled husband Les Moonves, who’s been accused of multiple case of sexual assault while serving as the Chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation!
In a videotaped statement, Julie said on the show that “right now I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son, so I’ve decided to leave ‘The Talk.'”
Moonves became the latest media mogul blasted by the #MeToo Movement just as the new season of “The Talk” premiered on CBS.
It was abruptly announced that longtime host Julie would be taking “a few days off,” and then returned shortly afterwards to continue her hosting duties on “Big Brother,” where she made the show of support for her husband.
Previously, Julie — who’d been accused of stealing her husband away from his then-wife when their relationship began in 2003 — had dismissed the CBS investigation into Moonves, saying that he is a “good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader.”
Sarah Gilbert spoke for “The Talk” crew in response to the tape, saying:”We thank you for eight years of dear friendship, and for all you did to contribute to success of the show. We love you, Julie.”