Sharon Osbourne exits ‘The Talk’ with payout of up to $10 million
Written by laserteam on March 30, 2021
(Page Six) – Sharon Osbourne got a payday of up to eight figures from CBS as she exited “The Talk” last week amid allegations of racist behavior, a source told Page Six.
“Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout and was able to spin that it was her decision [to leave the show],” the source said.
A different source said that, under her departure agreement, Osbourne is not only getting big bucks, but she is free to speak out.
“Sharon will talk when she is ready,” the source said. “She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets.”
CBS announced that Osbourne quit “The Talk” Friday.
The departure comes two weeks after she got into an on-air argument with her co-host Sheryl Underwood over Osbourne’s defense of pal Piers Morgan, who was forced off his own show in Britain for too strongly attacking Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.
“Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave ‘The Talk,’” the release from CBS read. “The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.”