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Julie Chen Backs Husband Les Moonves on ‘Big Brother’ After His CBS Firing

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Julie Chen is standing by her man. The Massive Brother host confirmed help for her husband, Les Moonves, on the CBS actuality sequence after he was fired from the community.

Chen, 48, signed off the live-eviction episode on Thursday, September 13, by saying, “From exterior the Massive Brother home … I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Goodnight.”

Within the present’s 20-season historical past, she has at all times referred to herself merely as “Julie Chen.”

The TV host has not appeared on The Speak because the information of Moonves’ exit broke on Sunday, September 9. “She’s taking off time to be together with her household. It’s very embarrassing and upsetting to have to speak about her husband,” her Speak cohost Sharon Osbourne advised viewers throughout Monday’s present.

Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen pose on the opening night time arrivals for ‘Springsteen on Broadway’ at The Walter Kerr Theatre in New York Metropolis on October 12, 2017. Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

Moonves, 68, was first accused in July, when The New Yorker printed a report wherein six ladies accused the CBS CEO of sexual misconduct. On the time, Chen shared an announcement on Twitter: “I’ve recognized my husband, Leslie Moonves, because the mid-90s, and I’ve been married to him for nearly 14 years. Leslie is an effective man and loving father, devoted husband and galvanizing company chief. He has at all times been a sort, respectable and ethical human being. I absolutely help my husband and stand behind him and his assertion.”

Nonetheless, six extra ladies got here ahead with extra claims on Sunday, which in the end led to CBS’ determination to let the CEO go, in addition to donate $20 million to organizations working with the #MeToo motion.

Moonves has repeatedly denied the claims made towards him. On Sunday, he stated in an announcement that he was “deeply saddened” to be leaving the community.

“For the previous 24 years it has been an unimaginable privilege to steer CBS’s renaissance and transformation into a number one world media firm. The perfect a part of this journey has been working alongside the devoted and gifted individuals on this firm. Collectively, we constructed CBS right into a vacation spot the place the very best within the enterprise come to work and succeed,” the assertion learn. “Unfaithful allegations from a long time in the past are actually being made towards me that aren’t in line with who I’m … I’m deeply saddened to be leaving the corporate. I want nothing however the very best for the group, the newly comprised board of administrators and all of its workers.”

Chen and Moonves have been married since 2004 and share 8-year-old son Charlie.

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