Les Moonves’ wife returns to CBS, stands by husband

Rosalie Gross
September 14, 2018

Only five players remain in the "Big Brother" house: Tyler, Angela, Sam, JC and Kaycee Clark. "I'm Julie Chen Moonves", Chen said.

With those four ideal words at the end of Thursday's live episode of "Big Brother", Chen finally broke her silence on the scandal involving her husband Les Moonves being fired as CBS's chairman and CEO. While that live episode started with Chen acting as if everything was completely normal, she did something at the end that threw viewers for a loop.

"From outside the Big Brother house, I'm Julie Chen Moonves".

"Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader", she wrote.

"The Talk" co-host released a statement when Moonves was ousted, stating that she planned to be with her family but would be on-air in time for 'Big Brother. It was the first time ever that Chen ended Big Brother with "Julie Chen-Moonves", and people definitely noticed.

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Chen, 48, did not directly address any of the controversy surrounding her husband or his departure from CBS as chairman and CEO.

On Sunday, Moonves was sacked from his long-running position at CBS after new allegations surfaced of inappropriate behavior, including assault and sexual misconduct.

In a statement late Sunday announcing his departure, Moonves denied the allegations. "Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am". More recently, "60 Minutes" executive producer Jeff Fager was also forced to leave amid claims of harassment and threatening text messages, The Post's Elahe Izadi reported.

Julie Chen, 48, has remained radio silent about her husband Les Moonves stepping down as CBS' chairman on September 9 amid sexual harassment and workplace misconduct allegations. "I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement".

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