Sharon, who co-hosted the show for 11 years, alleged that she felt “blindsided” by the conversation with Sheryl.
“I panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist take over…,” she shared on Twitter. “I am not perfect, I am still learning like the rest of us & will continue to learn, listen and do better.”
In a statement released to E! News on March 26, CBS said the events that unraveled during its March 10 broadcast was “upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.”
“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace,” the network’s statement continued. “We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts.”
CBS stated they were committed to providing workshops and other training programs “to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers.”
At the beginning of April, Sheryl broke her silence about the situation during an episode of Sheryl Underwood Radio and even expressed that she still loves “the Osbournes.”
“I’m not saying I liked being treated the way I was treated…,” she clarified. “I’m very disappointed. And I’m trying to navigate my feelings about that, ’cause it was a trauma.”