Sheryl Underwood Breaks Her Silence on Sharon Osbourne’s Departure From The Talk – E! Online

Sheryl Underwood Breaks Her Silence on Sharon Osbourne’s Departure From The Talk – E! Online

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Sheryl Underwood is speaking out after her co-host, Sharon Osbourne, exited The Talk about two weeks ago.  Sharon became embroiled in a controversy after defending Piers Morgan in a heated exchange with Sheryl, as they debated whether Piers’ comments about Meghan Markle were racist.  On March 26, CBS released a statement reading, “The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.” It went on, “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.”  Sheryl, 57, is now opening up about her “traumatic” experience with Sharon, 68, whom she says has not contacted her since they were on set together. The comedian told all in a three-part series on Sheryl Underwood Radio, titled “Sharon Walks Away,” which she released from April 2 to 4. Filmed about one week after Sharon left the show, Sheryl looked back through her phone to confirm Sharon has not reached out to her. “No, OK, I’ve been looking through my phone,” she said. “No. I can go back as far as I can go. No.” Yet, Sharon reiterated to The Daily Mail on Tuesday, April 6, that she had reached out to Sheryl. The outlet published screenshots of text messages from the former America’s Got Talent judge, which have not been independently verified by E! News.  “I not only sent these messages to Sheryl but I apologized to her in person in her dressing room,” Sharon told The Daily Mail. “Why are you saying I never apologized Sheryl? What are you trying to do to me?… Why are you trying to destroy my reputation? Just be honest. Tell me.”   E! News has reached out to her rep for comment.Trending Stories1How Michelle Williams Protects Daughter Matilda Ledger’s Privacy2Sheryl Underwood Speaks Out on Sharon Osbourne’s The Talk Exit3Aaron Rodgers Holds Shailene Woodley Close During Disney World Trip Sheryl also claimed she hasn’t heard from any of her other castmates in the aftermath of the episode, as the show went on hiatus until April 12. “No, not personally,” she said, noting that she has been surprised by how many people have reached out with similar experiences. “I was startled by those people and their stories of telling me, ‘This happened to me,'” she said. “I’m going to ask the people, ‘Can I name names?'”  On the podcast, Sheryl was asked how she felt about Sharon’s public apology letter, despite not hearing personally from her. The wife of Ozzy Osbourne tweeted on March 11 to say, “To anyone of color that I offended and/or to anyone that feels confused or let down by what I said, I am truly sorry.” Sheryl said she “felt an odd feeling about that,” adding, “The issue is, for me, it’s about trust,” but she didn’t seem keen to share any other thoughts: “I don’t want to add to the chatter in a negative way that we’re not coming with positive solutions and trust and growth and evolution.”   She said she apologized to Sharon in perso

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