This A- list host wants back next season for a show she hosts.
That won’t happen.
Too many people have been stabbed in the back by the host for petty reasons and now is the time for some payback.
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Julie Chen’s Enemies at CBS Emerge as Her Husband, Les Moonves, Is Accused
Longtime CBS personality Julie Chen is once again in the spotlight, normally a happy place for a television star used to attending glamorous celebrity events and walking red carpets.
But this time the experience is neither welcome nor enjoyable.
The 48-year-old Chen—a CBS fixture for nearly two decades as the host of two profitable franchises, Big Brother and The Talk—has been grappling since last Friday with the personal and career fallout of a New Yorker article reporting multiple instances of alleged workplace sexual misconduct by her husband and ultimate boss, CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves.
The 68-year-old Moonves continues to run the publicly traded company while awaiting the results of a corporate board-ordered investigation of the allegations, and battling with controlling shareholder Shari Redstone over CBS’ management structure and her plan to merge it with Viacom, CBS’ less successful corporate sibling.
Via Twitter, Chen issued a strong statement of support for her spouse of almost 14 years, the father of their young son, Charlie. Chen dated Moonves while he was still married to his first wife, wedding him in Mexico in December 2004, a few weeks after his divorce. On Twitter, she called him “a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader,” as well as a “a kind, decent and moral human being.”
She doubled down Monday on The Talk—to rousing applause from the largely female studio audience in Los Angeles.“Some of you may be aware of what’s been going on in my life for the last few days,” she declared directly to the camera. “I issued the one and only statement I will ever make on this topic on Twitter, and I will stand by that statement today, tomorrow, forever.”
Whether fair or not—and several of Chen’s friends and allies told The Daily Beast it is deeply unfair—her own workplace behavior is suddenly also under intense scrutiny, with detractors coming forward to describe alleged incidents of favoritism, bullying, and wielding her marital status like a sledgehammer. – Source
Julie Chen Bows Out Of ‘The Talk’ In A Taped Message, Surprising No One
CBS daytime show The Talk is now free to discuss the ongoing #MeToo movement without walking on eggshells; show Den Mom Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she is leaving, effective immediately.
“I have been at The Talk since the day it started nine year ago,” Chen said in a message that viewers were told had been recorded on Big Brother’s set moments earlier (see it below). Chen has not been seen on The Talk since Season 9 began September 10, after her husband Leslie Moonves stepped down as CEO of CBS Corp amid a pair of New Yorker reports that alleged past sexual misconduct.
While saying The Talk cast, crew and staff had become “family to me,” Chen explained today, “right now I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son. So I have decided to leave The Talk.”
Chen had announced moments before the season debut that she “was taking a few days off” to be with her family.- Source