CBS’ Internal Investigation Reportedly Started After New ‘The Talk’ Host Elaine Welteroth Filed Complaint About A ‘Racially Insensitive & Hostile Environment’
More information is coming out about CBS’s internal investigation into Sharon Osbourne’s remarks on The Talk.
As previously reported, the network said in a statement that it was conducting an investigation after Sharon Osbourne’s comments during a heated conversation on racism went viral. During the moment, Sharon Osbourne defended her friend Piers Morgan, who was also under fire for making comments about Meghan Markle that some believed were racist. Sheryl Underwood questioned her about it, leading to an exchange between the two.
CBS then said in a statement:
“We are committed to a diverse, inclusive, and respectful workplace. All matters related to the Wednesday episode of ‘The Talk’ are currently under internal review.”
An insider has now told Page Six that former Teen Vogue editor-in-chief Elaine Welteroth, who joined the show in December, filed a complaint concerning a “racially insensitive and hostile environment” on the set. Her hairstylist filed one as well, the source said.
An insider previously said Sharon Osbourne felt “blindsided” and believed the conversation was a setup.
“Sharon felt the producers had been ordered not to prepare her and let her be blindsided on live TV because it would be more explosive and get more publicity. She is furious.“
“There’s a lot of finger-pointing going on behind the scenes. ‘The Talk’ is in full self-destruct mode; everyone is throwing whoever they can under the bus.”
The live tapings for the show were canceled for Monday, March 15th, and Tuesday, March 16th.
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