Julie Chen, the wife of ousted CBS Corp. Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves, is out after nine years on the CBS daytime show “The Talk.” Chen announced her exit, which is effective immediately, in a videotaped message posted on social media.
The move was not a surprise, and follows the abrupt departure of Moonves from the company amid a rising tide of sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations.
Chen offered little in the way of explanation for her decision in her two-minute video, other than to say she needs to spend more time at home with her husband and her young son. The bulk of the clip is spent saying goodbyes and thanking the cast, crew and fans of “The Talk.”
You can watch the video on Twitter by clicking here.