Julie Chen is leaving her CBS hosting job at The Talk in support of her shamed husband Les Moonves. The CBS show's founding co-host will announce her departure on Tuesday's show via a videotaped message, CNN reports.
"She is definitely leaving The Talk", a source told Page Six. "Good night." That marked the first time she used her husband's name and the deliberate move was to show solidarity with him. "I wouldn't be surprised if [CBS] asked her not to come back".
The View's Behar and her fellow panelists concluded last week that Chen will have a tough time returning to The Talk, what with that show being a topical talk show and #MeToo movement being such a big cultural story.
According to TooFab, Williams continued by saying it will be impossible for Chen to work with longtime Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne, who last week said the fallen Les Moonves "obviously has a problem".
"I would release a statement saying, 'I feel as though I would be too much of a distraction sitting at the table with the ladies and too much of a distraction for staff and everyone else". She also hosts "Big Brother", which ends September 26.
Chen did not address her husband's resignation during the broadcast.
Reps for CBS and Chen did not get back to us. Leslie's a good man and loving father, a devoted husband and an inspiring corporate leader.
"He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being", Chen wrote in his defense this summer.
'I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement'.
Chen and Moonves have been married since 2004 and have one son, 8-year-old Charlie, together.