Julie Chen has been with The Talk since day one. And today was her last day. She's been MIA from the round table since her husband Les Moonves was ousted as the head of CBS after multiple woman came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. As part of his exit agreement, both CBS and Moonves, 68, will immediately donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement. Moonves will not receive any severance benefits other than what the company describes as “certain fully accrued and vested compensation and benefits.”
The Talk airs on CBS and there was never mention that his wife Julie would be part of his exit plan, and she says this is all her doing to focus on her husband and their young son. I can understand her wanting to protect her son. I hate to see her leave her career because he tanked his.