The Talk returned on Monday following a month-long hiatus and marked its first episode since Sharon Osbourne had exited the show.
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Last month, Osbourne and co-host Sheryl Underwood got into a heated exchange on air over Piers Morgan’s controversial remarks about Meghan Markle. CBS launched an investigation after the exchange and put the show on temporary hiatus.
Now, Sharon Osbourne is set to tell her side of the story.
According to the Daily Mail, Osbourne will sit down for an interview with Bill Maher this Friday night as a guest on his HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher.
The interview will mark Osbourne’s first televised appearance since it was announced she was leaving The Talk.
Sheryl Underwood addressed the scandal on the show and used the opportunity to reflect on her experience. She was asked whether or not she could remain friends with Osbourne and said, “People have asked me, ‘Well, if you see Sharon, what would you do?’ If she greeted me warmly and sincerely, I would give her back the same, because we’ve been on this show for 10 years.”
“I want people to understand when you’re friends with somebody you stay friends with. And what did Maya Angelou say? When people show you who they are, believe them,” she added. Underwood said the ensuing clip going viral made her feel like she’s “in PTSD because it was a trauma.”
“And I feel like I want to get past this because I really wanted to get back to work with my friends and my colleagues and the crew — but I also wanted to get back to the audience.”
Underwood said she has not spoken to Osbourne or received a phone call. The only communication the two had was through text messages sent to Underwood. However, Underwood didn’t respond to them and laid out the reason why. “The reason I did not speak about, or acknowledge, or even respond to those text messages [was] because they were coming to me during the internal investigation,” she said.
“I’ve never been through anything like this so I didn’t know if you were supposed to communicate or not communicate while there’s an internal investigation.”
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