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During Wednesday's episode of The Talk, Sharon Osbourne said that she had been accused of being racist after voicing her support for Piers Morgan"We are committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace," the network said in a statement provided to PEOPLE on Friday night. "All matters related to the Wednesday episode of The Talk are currently under internal review.
has responded to 's accusation that she never reached out to her now-former cohost to apologize after sparring on air about , , and race.
Osbourne shared screenshots of text messages she sent to Underwood on March 12, March 15, and March 18. The screenshots were shared with, which publishes a column written by Morgan, who was the subject of the discourse on the episode of The Talk on March 10 for his controversial remarks against Meghan.
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Underwood,in a three-part "Sharon Walks Away" podcast released in April, said Osbourne never reached out to apologize to her and has not spoken with her former co-host since.
A representative for Osbourne confirmed the contents of the texts to EW. A rep for Underwood didn't immediately respond to EW's request for comment.
"Sheryl, My heart is heavy and I'm deeply saddened by the events that transpired on Wednesday," Osbourne wrote to Underwood in her first March 12 text. "I don't want to lose my true friend over this. Im sorry for telling you to f--- off during the break, I'm sorry for for accusing you [of] fake crying while we were live on air and I'm sorry for losing my temper with you. I felt shocked, scared and saddened by what felt like was a [blindsided] attack."
Sharon Osbourne Says She Was 'Totally Blindsided' By 'The Talk' Heated Debate
Osbourne says she 'begged' her co-hosts 'to stop, to please change subjects.'During Wednesday's episode, Osbourne explained why she was defending friend Piers Morgan after he was called out for his controversial Meghan Markle comments. The conversation drew criticism for the way Osbourne was talking back to Sheryl Underwood, as her co-stars attempted to explain why Morgan's comment regarding Markle may have been off-putting to many people.
"You know me," she continued. "You know how I've always had your back. We've outlasted everyone on this show and that's because we've always been a team and had each other backs. I consider you a genuine friend. If you want to talk on the phone over the weekend I'm here. Once again from the bottom of my heart I'm sorry. Is there anything You need from me or that I can do to help you heal? Love and respect always - Sharon."
A second text message, sent by Osbourne to Underwood two days after the first, reads, "I know you're taking space and I don't want to disrespect that. I'm just reaching out because I want you to know I'm thinking about you. If you are willing, can we talk before Wednesday? Big kiss."
The strife between Osbourne and Underwood broke out on The Talk on March 10 when, who of Good Morning Britain and after questioning Meghan's statements in her CBS interview.
Sharon Osbourne's cohost filed a complaint about 'The Talk's' 'racially insensitive and hostile' set, source says
A source told Page Six that "The Talk" is in "full self-destruct mode" after Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood's exchange about racism.According to new reporting by Page Six, the investigation was initiated when Elaine Welteroth (another co-host on "The Talk") and her hairstylist filed complaints about the alleged "racially insensitive and hostile environment" of the show's set.
"While you are standing by your friend, it appears that you are giving validation or safe haven to something that he has uttered that is racist," Underwood had said.
"I feel like I'm about to be put in the electric chair because I have a friend who many people think is racist, so that makes me a racist," Osbourne remarked. She also asked Underwood to explain what was racist about Morgan's remarks and shouted at her "not to cry" as she should be the one crying.
Osbourne laterand the line of questioning, saying CBS executives fed the questions to Underwood and her cohosts. Following by the network, CBS said in a statement they "did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts."
Piers Morgan Maintains Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Interview Was “Undiluted Whine-a-thon” .
The former ‘Good Morning Britain’ host expressed annoyance at Sharon Osbourne’s ouster from the ‘The Talk,’ Don Lemon and “cancel culture” in a new interview with Tucker Carlson.In an interview on Fox Nation’s Tucker Carlson Today that lasted over an hour and 15 minutes and in which he called the Oprah interview an “undiluted whine-a-thon,” Morgan again questioned the veracity of Markle’s remarks and blasted “cancel culture” as well as his friend Sharon Osbourne’s decision to leave The Talk after she defended Morgan on-air.