Julie Chen Moonves. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2023 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved.
Julie Chen Moonves says leaving “The Talk” wasn’t her choice.
Former TV presenter he appeared on “Good Morning America” to promote her new book, “But First, God,” where she said she was pressured to step down as co-host of “The Talk” in 2018 after her husband, former CBS chairman , Les Moonves, was accused of sexual harassment.
“It was a difficult time,” she said. “I felt a stab in the back. I was.”
She he added“I don’t know if I could reconcile if I didn’t have God in my life.”
Chen Moonves she co-hosted and hosted “The Talk” for eight years, stating at the time of her departure that she was leaving the show to “spend more time at home with my husband and our young son.”
A few days ago, her husband was pushed out as CEO of CBS amid sexual misconduct allegations he denied.
She publicly defended her husband and began using his name professionally after the controversy.
“Leslie is a good man and a loving father, a devoted husband and an inspirational community leader,” she wrote in a statement. Twitter in time, when. “He was always a kind, decent and moral person.
Chen Moonves talks about her departure from “The Talk” for the first time in her new book, which details her spiritual journey in recent years.
“Julie Chen, before she found God, was self-absorbed, career-oriented, vain, gossipy, fun to be with, but probably a bit shallow,” she said. “Julie Chen Moonves, who now knows the Lord, is someone who wants to help others; who wants to look at everyone with a soft heart.’
Chen Moonves still hosts “Big Brother” on CBS.