Julie Chen Taking Time Off From ‘The Talk’ Following Les Moonves’ Ouster From CBS


Julie Chen is taking some time off as co-host of The Talk, following her husband Les Moonves’ ouster from CBS.

“I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family,” Chen said in a statement provided to Deadline. “I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother.”

The Talk Season 9 premiered today without Chen.

Chen previously released a statement supporting her husband after a New Yorker exposé in which six women accused Moonves of sexual misconduct. Things intensifed following Ronan Farrow’s follow-on story Sunday in which six more women accused Moonves of sexual misconduct. Word that Moonves was out as Chairman/CEO of CBS came later Sunday night.

In her earlier statement, Chen wrote, “I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late ’90s, and I have been married to him for almost 14 years. Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement.” Moonves had released a statement denying the previous allegations and denies the most recent allegations as well.

Chen is host of The Talk and Big Brother on CBS.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2018/09/julie-chen-taking-time-off-from-the-talk-les-moonves-cbs-husband-1202461679/