Sharon Osbourne cried after her feud with Sheryl Underwood on The Talk as her co-star Elaine Welteroth consoled her.
Months after Sharon Osbourne exited The Talk, a new leaked audio claimed what exactly happened soon after the episode.
Though Osbourne never addressed what happened backstage, Welteroth gave more details about it in a new interview.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Welteroth revealed that she consoled Osbourne after the heated debate. She also claimed that everybody thought they already moved on from what happened during March 10 episode.
“Today, however, I learned that my private comments made moments after the incident from a place of compassion to a then-colleague (the most senior level co-host on The Talk) were recorded—without my consent or knowledge—and shared with the media,” she said.
She also told the news outlet that nothing has changed ever since that encounter. She clarified that the leaked audio did not include her calling Osbourne a racist.
Despite the original host’s exit, Welteroth revealed that no one ever wanted to happen what already happened. Still, she clarified that she never regrets sharing what she felt through a private conversation with Osbourne.
“I welcome fair, constructive dialogue and I am no stranger to tough conversations about race. But I will not be vilified for telling the truth, on or off-air,” she went on.
Welteroth illegally recorded?
After the leaked audio surfaced, the host claimed that her conversation with Osbourne was unlawfully recorded. Welteroth also revealed that no one asked for consent about it.
In addition, she clarified that she never talked to HR to file a complaint about Osbourne’s time at The Talk.
Still, she expressed her dismay over the fact that her kindness was taken out of context.
What Happened to Osbourne?
“Educate me, tell me when you have heard him say racist things,” she said at that time. “I very much feel like I’m about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend, who many people think is a racist, so that makes me a racist?”
Following the argument, she went on hiatus until she bid goodbye for good.
Before her exit, Sharon Osbourne was the only original cast member to ever reached the 11th season.
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