After standing by her husband, Leslie Moonves, in a Twitter submit on Friday, Julie Chen’s pal and TV co-star, Sharon Osbourne, has additionally come out and defended Moonves after the CBS community chair was accused of sexual assault.
“The Speak” morning host shared a tweet on Saturday morning sharing her “help” for her good mates.
Osbourne, who has served on the CBS speak present with Chen because the present’s starting in 2010, tweeted, “Fascinating timing, looks like an try to discredit Leslie earlier than a serious court docket case. I hope individuals don’t rush to judgement [sic] and let @CBS conduct their investigation. Sending my love and help to my mates @JulieChen and Leslie Moonves.”
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On Friday, six girls accused Moonves of sexual harassment, in keeping with Ronan Farrow’s newest report, printed by the New Yorker. Moreover, greater than two dozen firm workers, previous and current, detailed incidents of harassment, gender discrimination or retaliation at CBS, the report mentioned.
Osbourne’s tweets defending Moonves come after Chen made an announcement concerning her personal help for her husband who she wed in 2004.
“I’ve recognized my husband, Leslie Moonves, because the late ‘90s, and I’ve been married to him for nearly 14 years,” Chen wrote in an announcement on Twitter. “Leslie is an effective man and a loving father, devoted husband and galvanizing company chief. He has all the time been a sort, first rate and ethical human being. I totally help my husband and stand behind him and his assertion.”
And whereas there have previous been rumors that Chen isn’t significantly popular with her co-hosts on “The Speak,” in a 2011 New York Publish article it was reported that Chen instructed her castmates, “My husband can fireplace your asses any day,” evidently no less than Osbourne stays shut with the host.
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Moonves responded to the rumors that very same 12 months and mentioned, “Anyone that is aware of my spouse is aware of she would by no means say that,” he instructed Newsweek.
Chen and Moonves started their romance in 2003 when he was nonetheless married to spouse Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves.
When Chen’s relationship with the CBS govt grew to become public, she was the host of “The Early Present” on the community. She has since nabbed the roles of host on “The Speak” and “Large Brother,” each, after all, on CBS.
Moonves and Chen share one baby, a younger son named Charlie.
Farrow, who broke the information concerning the Moonves sexual assault allegations, appeared on GMA on Saturday morning to remark additional on the main points of his New Yorker expose.
“These are tales, one after the opposite, verying in levels of severity as much as girls saying they have been pinned down and strugged to flee and girls who have been anticipated to be taken significantly – these are tales have been girls mentioned they felt terrified and intimidated and felt their careers surfferd because of this,” he mentioned.
Farrow added: “I might say that these girls felt that A) in a number of instances these are what they described to be sexual assaults that have been very critical and B) it’s definitely not accuate to explain that point as solely 20 years or extra.”
Fox Information’ Leora Arnowitz contributed to this report.