Leah Remini and Sharon Osbourne are in a war of words over the former's accusation that the latter caused her to get fired from "The Talk". Months after she and Holly Robinson Peete were dismissed from the CBS talk show, the Stacey Carosi of "Saved by the Bell" took to Twitter to blame her former co-worker for their departures.
"Sharon thought me and Holly were 'ghetto'...we were not funny, awkward and didn't know ourselves," Leah wrote on Monday, March 12 after Howard Stern brought back the topic of Leah and Holly's departure during his radio interview. "She has the power that was given to her."
Denying that she was behind Leah's firing, Sharon posted on her own Twitter account, "In response to Leah Remini's continuous comments that I had her fired from The Talk, let me just go on the record to say I had absolutely nothing to do with her departure from the show and have no idea why she continues to take to Twitter to spread this false gossip."
"Leah knows that I have never been in the position to hire or fire anyone on the show," the wife of Ozzy Osbourne continued explaining. "That being said, my only wish is that Leah would just stop all this negative, unprofessional and childish behavior. It's been seven months. It's time to move on."
The 59-year-old TV personality concluded her message by praising Leah as "a very talented actress." She added, "I only wish her happiness and success... I know that better things are to come if she can just get beyond all this negativity."
Leah, however, refused to back down and tweeted again on Tuesday, "If someone wants me to stop, they should call a lawyer and tell them what i am NOT telling the truth abt. we can go from there." She additionally said that Sharon "just wants publicity out of this."
Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete were among the co-hosts of "The Talk" season 1, but their contracts were not renewed for season 2. Sheryl Underwood and Aisha Tyler were later added to the panel to join Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Julie Chen.