THE TALK’S Sharon Osbourne allegedly called co-host Julie Chen “wonton” and “slanty eyes,” Leah Remini has claimed.
The allegations come as it’s revealed CBS has extended the show’s hiatus for another week following Sharon’s heated on air spat with fellow panelist Sheryl Underwood.
Sharon, 68, has been accused of allegedly calling former cohost Julie Chen, as a “wonton” and “slanty eyes” on a regular basis.
Several sources, including former The Talk co-host Leah Remini, spoke to journalist Yashar Ali with claims that Osbourne has a history of bullying and racist language.
The journalist said Remini, 50, has spoken on record about the matter and deeply regrets the role she played in not speaking out sooner.
Ali approached Osbourne's publicist Howard Bragman for a comment, in which he said in a statement:
“The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host.
"For 11 years Sharon has been kind, collegial and friendly with her hosts as evidenced by throwing them parties, inviting them to her home in the UK and other gestures of kindness too many to name.
"Sharon is disappointed but unfazed and hardly surprised by the lies, the recasting of history and the bitterness coming out at this moment.
"She will survive this, as she always has and her heart will remain open and good, because she refuses to let others take her down.
"She thanks her family, friends and fans for standing by her and knowing her true nature.”
Julie Chen is yet to make a comment on the allegations.
All this comes after the former America's Got Talent judge was accused of being "racist" after defending Piers Morgan following his criticism of Meghan Markle.
Following Meghan and Prince Harry's bombshell interview, Sharon made it clear she was in ex Good Morning Britain anchor Piers' corner after he slammed the Duchess of Sussex's comments that she felt suicidal while pregnant.
Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, also claimed senior figures in the Royals questioned the color of her first born Archie's skin before the pair welcomed him.
After Piers walked off his breakfast show, Sharon posted a Tweet insisting she "stood by" him.
Piers hailed her a "true friend" for her words as she wrote: "I am with you."
However, in standing by her friend, Sharon clearly upset her The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood as the pair locked horns over whether Piers was indeed racist.
The two exchanged words as Sharon ended up in tears.
Hours after the on-air spat – which saw the duo refuse to apologize on air as revealed exclusively by The Sun – Sharon posted a lengthy message in which she clarified her position and views.
She wrote on Instagram: "I have always been embraced with so much love and support from the black community and I have deep respect and love for the black community.
"Please hear me when I say I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying. I should have been more specific about that in my Tweet…"
The fallout from the on-air fight may continue to have a negative impact, as previously, The Sun exclusively revealed Sharon may head for the exit doors.
The source said: “Sharon stormed off the set furious before the taping was done, leaving Sheryl to close the show alone.
“Sharon is hurt that she was attacked on air. She feels she was made to look bad. She feels betrayed and that no one at the show has her back.”
The insider continued that everyone on the show is “petrified” the original cast member will quit.
The source added: “If Sharon quits the show will most certainly be canceled. No one will watch without Sharon…"
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