Sharon Osbourne Speaks Out After Exiting The Talk Following Controversy: 'I’m Angry, I’m Hurt'
Osbourne, 68, opened up about her departure from the daytime series on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. The news of her one-on-one in-studio interview with host Bill Maher was announced earlier this week.
"I'm angry, I'm hurt," she said when Maher asked how she's been feeling since her exit from The Talk. "I've been called so many things in my life… but a racist is one thing I will not take."
CBS announced Osbourne's departure from the talk show on March 26. Her exit came after the series extended its hiatus for a second time, PEOPLE confirmed, as the network continued to look into Osbourne's behavior following her controversial defense of Piers Morgan on the March 10 episode.
"Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk," the statement read. "The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home. As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon's behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace."....
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