In a three-part series on her podcast titled “Sharon Walks Away,” Underwood addressed the heated on-air discussion she had with Osbourne last month that led to the daytime talk show going on an extended hiatus as CBS launched an investigation into the matter. Ultimately, it was announced on March 26 that Osbourne was stepping awayfrom the show.
During the March 10 broadcast of The Talk, Osbourne, 68, defended her friend Piers Morgan after he faced backlash for making controversial remarks questioning the validity of Meghan Markle‘s revelations about her mental health during her interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Osbourne’s stance led to an intense exchange with Underwood, 57, who pushed back on her co-host’s downplaying of Morgan’s comments.
Their conversation quickly turned emotional when Osbourne told Underwood to “educate” her and warned her not to cry during the episode. Osbourne later apologizedfor her “panicked” defense of Morgan.
Since the initial confrontation, she and Osbourne have not spoken, Underwood said on her podcast.
When asked whether Osbourne reached out to her directly to apologize, Underwood gave a definitive “no” and then went through her phone history to confirm. (A rep for Osbourne previously told PEOPLE that Osbourne had reached out to Underwood.)
Underwood also addressed Osbourne’s previous claim that CBS executives set up the conversation about Morgan and “blindsided” her. Underwood said she was the moderator and “none” of the questions she asked came from higher ups.
Underwood added that even before the discussion went south, she was already trying to be mindful about framing things “in a way that was not perceived as attacking.”
“In my gut, I thought this was going to go left,” she recalled. “And so I wanted to put it in its proper order, be very calm, but there were a few people that criticized me on that — ‘Why do you give any f—- about somebody’s feelings? They give no f—- about yours.’ It’s not about the reaction of the person, it’s about me and who I’m trying to evolve and mature to be.”
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