AceShowbiz - Sharon Osbourne spoke against "The Talk" showrunners, Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews, and the head of CBS Daytime Amy Reisenbach. The star blasted them in a new interview on SiriusXM's "The Megyn Kelly Show" for not defending her against the allegations of racism which led to her departure from the morning show.
"I think that the showrunners were doing what Amy had told them to do. Weak, weak women, that didn't have a backbone to turn around and say, 'This is suicidal. We can't do this,' " Sharon said. "And to let it go after the break, so it was 20 minutes on national TV of bashing me. Twenty minutes … They just - it blindsided me."
Sharon said that she was taken aback when they turned on her so fast after her scandal. "They were friends of mine, especially Kristin Matthews. And I told them that they've destroyed me," she shared. "I told them I will never be able to get over this. It's like, once you have that seed put on you, that you are a racist, it never goes away. I told them they destroyed me."
Recalling the time when she faced backlash for defending pal Piers Morgan after he slammed Meghan Markle, the wife of Ozzy Osbourne divulged, "And at the time, I did have on my socials, people complaining that I shouldn't have supported Piers and that made me look like a racist, but I don’t think that anybody complained to the FCC. I don't think that I was out of order by dealing with it the way that I did, because I was talking to a friend of 11 years."
"I was talking to a woman that I've traveled with, that I've worked with, that I sat beside for 11, well, it's actually, she was there for 10 seasons. So for 10 seasons, I had sat next to this woman. She was a family friend. And then boom, she puts me on the hot seat talking about racism, and she knows my history. She knows me. She knows I'm not a racist," the British star said.
Sharon was let go from "The Talk" back in March following a heated argument over racial issues with co-host Sheryl Underwood. She then issued an apology in a Twitter post in which she insisted that she does not "condone racism, misogyny or bullying."