Julie Chen to reportedly continue hosting 'Big Brother' despite leaving 'The Talk' after husband's firing
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/19/2018
Julie Chen will reportedly continue to hostBig Brother despite leaving The Talk following her husband's recent scandal.
Although Julie's husband, Les Moonves, was fired from CBS last week after a dozen woman came forward accusing the former CBS CEO of sexual misconduct, the network will not ask Julie to go -- and she definitely doesn't want to give up her Big Brother gig, TMZ reported.
According to CBS insiders, the network has no intention of punishing Julie for her husband's alleged wrongdoing. She will reportedly finish out Season 20 of Big Brother and remain with the series going forward assuming itis renewed.
Sources close to Julie also told TMZ there is no doubt in her mind that she wants to continue hosting Big Brother after dedicating 18 years of her career to the show.
Fans began questioning whether Julie would stick with Big Brother after she announced on Tuesday she's leaving The Talk.
Julie has been absent from The Talk since its September 10 episode after news struck of Les' scandal. During the broadcast, co-host Sharon Osbourne told viewers Julie was "taking off time to be with her family" and it's "very embarrassing and upsetting to have to talk about her husband."
But Julie reportedly made the decision to leave The Talk -- which tends to focus on current affairs and women's issues -- all on her own and there was no pressure from CBS for her to quit.
CBS fired Les last week and donated $20 million to organizations involved with the #MeToo movement after 12 women claimed he had sexually harassed them. Six women spoke up in July, and then six more women came forward with allegations early last week, Us Weekly reported.
Les has publicly denied such allegations, saying they are "untrue" and he is "deeply saddened" to leave CBS after 24 years of hard work.
In addition to releasing a statement of her own after Les was let go from the network, Julie also showed support for her husband on Thursday's episode of Big Brother.
Julie noticeably signed off from the live-eviction broadcast by saying, "From outside the Big Brother house, I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Goodnight."