Sharon Osbourne is reportedly demanding a payout within the tens of hundreds of thousands to depart her co-hosting job on The Discuss, amid allegations that she made racist remarks.
The CBS daytime chat present stays on hiatus not less than till March 29 as community execs examine the claims towards Osbourne, which she staunchly denies.
The controversy started with an on-air debate by which Osbourne defended her pal Piers Morgan‘s criticism of Meghan Markle. Now a confidante claims Osbourne will strictly implement contract provisions if she is pressured off the present.
‘She has a contract they usually must pay her off if they need her to depart, and that may price them tens of hundreds of thousands,’ an individual near Osbourne informed The Sun. ‘If bosses anticipate her to go quietly, they’ve one other factor coming.’
Sharon Osbourne (middle) is reportedly demanding a payout within the tens of hundreds of thousands to depart her co-hosting job on The Discuss, amid livid allegations that she made racist remarks
The CBS daytime chat present stays on hiatus not less than till March 29 as community execs examine the claims towards Osbourne (above), which she staunchly denies
The controversy started with an on-air debate by which Osbourne defended her pal Piers Morgan’s criticism of Meghan Markle. Osbourn and Morgan are seen collectively above
The individual added: ‘She is livid concerning the slew of accusations made about her and is refusing to bow to the mounting strain to depart.’
‘So far as she is anxious, she apologized over the on-air debate and hasn’t performed anything unsuitable,’ the supply added.
Throughout an episode of The Discuss that aired per week and a half in the past, Osbourne got here to the protection of pal Morgan in regard to his criticism of Markle, which led her to saying: ‘I very a lot really feel like I am about to be put within the electrical chair as a result of I’ve a pal, who many individuals suppose is a racist, in order that makes me a racist?’
That led to a dust-up with co-host Sheryl Underwood, who was shocked by the fierceness of Osbourne’s protection.
Since that second, a lot of allegations about Osbourne’s conduct have clouded her future with the present.
One of many accusations being investigated by CBS is whether or not or not Osbourne known as former co-host Julie Chen a ‘wonton,’ an allegation that Osbourne says is ‘crap.’
‘Everybody’s acquired an opinion or a narrative just like the wonton story,’ Osbourne mentioned to DailyMail.com earlier this week. ‘It is like f**okay off along with your f**king wonton story. F**okay off!’
Osbourne (left) furiously denied allegations that she known as former co-host Julie Chen (proper) ‘wonton’ and ‘slant eyes’ behind the scenes at The Discuss
The Discuss was set to return to airwaves on March 22, presumably with all the common hosts of their locations — however PEOPLE reported this weekend that the present will stay on hiatus by way of not less than March 29.
Osbourne additional defended herself final week, telling DailyMail.com: ‘In fact, it is a pile on. Individuals need to add gas to the fireplace and it comes with the territory and that is wonderful.’
A report from Yashar Ali additionally alleged that Osbourne known as former co-host Sara Gilbert a ‘fish eater,’ amongst different issues; Gilbert is a lesbian.
Osbourne has additionally been accused of calling former co-hosts Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete ‘ghetto.’
‘In conditions like this, you are all the time going to get individuals who you have had disagreements with previously, individuals who’ve acquired axes to grind, who come out of the woodwork they usually’ll come out with their BS and that is it. It would not shock me in any respect. It would not shock me,’ Osbourne mentioned.
‘Being accused of racism is not any joke. Now they get their candy revenge. I can not even deal with it as a result of it is youngsters in a schoolyard.’
Piers Morgan, a pal of Osbourne, was a part of the firestorm that enveloped the host final week
Osbourne believes she’s going to seemingly lose her job at The Discuss following the investigation into her.
‘I form of suppose they are going use me as a sacrificial lamb and hearth me. It is wonderful. It is wonderful. It hasn’t occurred but however I am certain it would.’
‘I do not know what they will do. It is a massive, ugly mess. However I did not begin it. I did not begin it. It is right down to the producers of the present.’
Earlier this week, reps for The Discuss launched an announcement relating to the present.
‘CBS is dedicated to a various, inclusive and respectful office throughout all of our productions. We’re additionally very aware of the necessary considerations expressed and discussions happening relating to occasions on The Discuss. This features a course of the place all voices are heard, claims are investigated and applicable motion is taken the place needed.’