Julie Chen leaving 'The Talk' following husband Les Moonves' CBS exit

Angelo Anderson
September 18, 2018

Sources close to Chen, who has been the program's moderator since 2010, told CNN and The Wall Street Journal that the host will address her departure in a pre-recorded message that will air on Tuesday's episode.

Julie's husband, Les Moonves, was recently fired by CBS as their CEO after more than a dozen women alleged sexual assault and harassment.

Julie will reportedly continue her duties as the host of Big Brother. "Good night." Usually, she leaves out "Moonves".

Chen has been an anchor on the afternoon talk show since its inception in 2009, remaining a staple for The Talk as co-hosts came and went.

CBS was not responsive to CNN when approached for comment. On the show, her fellow co-hosts reacted to the news.

A top PR exec slammed Chen late last week as "complicit" after she signaled support of her accused sexual abuser husband by using his last name when she signed off of Big Brother. Moonves exited on September 9 after a second wave of women stepped forward.

Moonves denied the allegations and asserted that it was all part of a "concerted effort" to take him down.

Taking to Twitter in light of the allegations, Julie wrote: 'Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader.

Mrs. Moonves was once again M.I.A. on CBS Daytime.

'He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being.

Then more women came out, and Chen skipped "The Talk" season premiere last week.

'I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement'. "Goodnight", the CBS star said. When the initial allegations against him surfaced, Chen released a statement via Twitter which read, "I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late '90s, and I have been married to him for nearly 14 years".

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