Sharon Osbourne isn’t backing down in her claims that she was set up to fail in a live segment of The Talk by the show’s executives, which led to her eventual exit.
Osbourne, 69, slammed her former UKTN bosses and friends for ruining her career over the racism scandal, while appearing on SiriusXM’s The Megyn Kelly Show.
Furious at the way things were handled, Sharon called the showrunners “weak and weak women” who let her dry off during a tense discussion about the race with co-host Sheryl Underwood in March.
Answer: Sharon Osbourne slammed her former UKTN bosses and friends for ruining her career over the racism scandal, while appearing on SiriusXM’s The Megyn Kelly Show
Sharon is doubling down on UKTN reviews first mentioned in her exclusive two-part interview with DailyMailTV last month and now she’s naming names.
The former talk show host took on the helm of UKTN Daytime Amy Reisenbach and showrunners Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews for their roles in her professional downfall.
“I think the showrunners were doing what Amy told them to do. Weak and weak women, who didn’t have a backbone to turn around and say, “It’s suicidal. We can’t do this,” Osbourne said.
“And to give up after the break, so it was 20 minutes on national television to denigrate me. Twenty minutes… They just… it blinded me, ”she added.
Upset: Angry with the way things were handled, Sharon called the showrunners “weak and weak women” who let her dry during a tense discussion about the race with co-host Sheryl Underwood in March
In March, Sharon and Sheryl Underwood had a heated discussion over comments her friend Piers Morgan made about Meghan Markle when Morgan was accused of being racist in his public criticism of the Duchess.
“It was a question of freedom of expression. It was pure freedom of speech, ” Sha previously told DailyMailTV. “A journalist friend of mine who wrote something that people didn’t like, then some crazies over there, thugs go -” you must be racist, that’s why you say it “- about my friend Piers It’s like, come on.
Sharon claims the seemingly impromptu moment was in fact carefully orchestrated by a controversial director of the show and unwittingly telling her co-hosts to ask her if people now thought she was racist.
As a result, Osbourne lost her job and was effectively ‘canceled’ by social media, resulting in a series of death threats against her and her family. Sharon reveals that she was forced to hire a 24-hour security service and endured months of ketamine treatment to cope with the trauma.
“I think the showrunners were doing what Amy told them to do. Weak and weak women, who didn’t have a backbone to turn around and say, “It’s suicidal. We can’t do this,” Osbourne said. “And to give up after the break, so it was 20 minutes on national television to denigrate me. Twenty minutes… They just… it caught me off guard.
“They were friends of mine, especially Kristin Matthews,” Sharon said on The Megyn Kelly Podcast. “And I told them they destroyed me.
“I told them I could never get over it. It’s like, once you have that seed on you, that you’re racist, it never goes away, ”she added before repeating once again,“ I told them they got it. ‘had destroyed.
Sharon went on to reflect on when things went downhill and said she felt Sheryl had put her “in the spotlight on talking about racism”.
-She knows me, said Sharon. “She knows I’m not a racist.”
Telling her side: Sharon doubles down on UKTN reviews first mentioned in her exclusive two-part interview with DailyMailTV last month
The showdown not only lost Sharon her role as host on The Talk – a position she had held for 11 seasons – but cost her her relationship with Underwood who she has not spoken to since the ordeal. . Osbourne previously told DailyMailTV that she was unlikely to ever speak to her former co-star again.
At the time of her interview, DailyMailTV contacted UKTN about Sharon’s accusations that she was set up by executives. The network responded by reiterating the same statement it released in March when the incident occurred.
“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave THE TALK,” the statement read. “The events of the March 10 show shocked everyone involved, including the viewing audience at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior towards her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace. We also found no evidence that UKTN executives orchestrated the discussion or blinded any of the hosts.
“I told them I could never get over it. It’s like, once you put that seed on you, that you’re racist, it never goes away, ”she added during the podcast before repeating once again,“ I told them that they had destroyed me.
Sharon also revealed at the time that the betrayal was particularly hard to swallow, as a similar ambush had occurred shortly before with co-host Carrie Ann Inaba.
Not wanting to be caught off guard by the producers again, Sharon revealed to DailyMailTV that the ladies decided to band together and meet in secret at Carrie Ann’s place to make a pact to protect each other.
“We went to lunch and we all agreed that no, we would not turn away from each other. We all agreed, we all drank it. We all agreed and. That never happened, did it? Because the next month they were all good except me.
A month after Sharon left in April, Inaba also left The Talk. Carrie Ann has revealed she is taking an extended break to focus on her health after recovering from COVID-19 in December. She announced that the leave would be permanent in August.
The audience reaction to Sharon’s comments on the episode was loud, swift, and ruthless.
“Where’s the forgiveness?” Where’s a second chance? So you say something wrong. You are not threatening someone, but you are saying something bad, ”she said during her interview.
The fallout was so severe that Sharon curled up in her home, fearing how people might treat her in public. Additionally, she and her husband Ozzy Osbourne began to receive constant death threats.
Her good friend and former The Talk co-host Sara Gilbert suggested that she try a unique form of therapy and recommended a doctor who did ketamine treatments.
“I had three months of therapy,” she said. “I had ketamine treatment and got it all out. All the tears and all that I’ve felt, you know. It’s all gone.
She said that this time, therapy and her family helped her shake off her traumatic exit from The Talk and that she was ready to move on. “You know how this industry works – nothing is everlasting and everyone is replaceable,” Sharon said. ‘Everyone.’
“Where’s the forgiveness?” Where’s a second chance? So you say something wrong. You are not threatening someone, but you are saying something wrong, ”she said during her interview with DailyMailTV