Late last week, CBS announced that its investigation into allegations of racism and bullying by Sharon Osbourne had culminated with her leaving The Talk. Attributing that decision to Osbourne herself, the company said its internal review had “concluded” that her behavior “did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.” It did not mention, however, that Osbourne would potentially receive several million dollars upon her exit. Whoops!
That detail comes via a “Page Six” source, who claims that “Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout.” Not only that, the source noted, but she “was able to spin that it was her decision” not to stay. A separate source reportedly confirmed that she would receive a large sum, adding: “Sharon will talk when she is ready. She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets.”