"I'm Julie Chen Moonves", "Big Brother" host says in sign-off

Tonya Becker
September 14, 2018

"Welcome to double eviction night!" so the way in which she signed off was a strong statement that she's still proud to be Les' wife.

Chen expressed support for her husband of over 13 years on July 27th, when she tweeted: "Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader". Moonves has denied the allegations.

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.

As per Variety, Chen appeared Thursday night on the latest live episode of Big Brother, where she resumed her job as host - a position she's held since its debut in the year 2000.

She also posted a photo on Twitter of her holding a "Big Brother" reading card to tease her appearance on the episode.

In a July story in The New Yorker, journalist Ronan Farrow reported that six former employees told him that Fager would touch employees in ways that made them uncomfortable at company parties, and that in one instance he made a drunken advance toward one junior staffer.

In a statement to The New Yorker, Moonves acknowledged three of the encounters in their most recent report but said they were consensual.

The network also announced that it and Moonves would donate $20 million to organizations "that support the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace".

In a statement to the magazine, Moonves said, "The appalling accusations in this article are untrue".

On Monday, Chen's The Talk co-hosts - Sharon Osbourne, Eve, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood - didn't shy away from discussing Moonves' exit in Chen's absence.

None of the alleged incidents happened during Moonves and Chen's 14 year marriage. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. It could be that she is simply offering support to her husband and letting everyone know that she will continue standing by him. Those are going to be important topics for CBS to address in the near future. She did just that but still has yet to make a statement about how she feels about the recent allegations against and investigation into Moonves. "Today we say enough is enough, and today we say we believe you, we hear you, go on with your life".

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