Sharon Osbourne’s payout for being racist thought to be $5 to $10 million

The Sharon Osbourne situation is like a bad case of shingles that keeps flaring up every time you think it’s over. Friday, CBS announced that Sharon would not be returning to The Talk after an internal investigation. I am assuming they found that Sharon has created a racially insensitive and toxic work environment. CBS should have let Sharon go a long time ago but they benefited from her “mean girl” act. It is being reported that Sharon is getting between a $5 to $10 million payout. There are also claims that Sharon will be allowed to tell her side of the story at some point because she was not gagged in the deal. CBS is denying that story, calling it “false,” but I wouldn’t be surprised. Below are a few more details about the story via The Daily Mail:

It was originally claimed that Sharon, 68, was in line for the generous payoff – believed to be anywhere between ‘$5 and $10million’ – following news that she was preparing to sue over the acrimonious nature of her exit.

Speaking to, a CBS spokesperson has since denied any such agreement, describing the reports as: ‘False, inaccurate or untrue. Take your pick.’

On Monday sources claimed the TV personality is set for a big settlement from the TV network.

‘Sharon is walking away with a $5 to $10 million minimum payout and was able to spin that it was her decision [to leave the show],’ a source told Page Six on Monday.

Sharon’s reported exit agreement also leaves her free to talk about her controversial departure according to another insider who said: ‘Sharon will talk when she is ready.

‘She still wants to give her side of the story. She has been on that show for 11 years and knows all the secrets.’

The publication claims that Sharon was able to negotiate the cushy farewell terms after threatening legal action.

[From Daily Mail]

At this point I hope that Sharon will fade into obscurity. Her tenure on American TV has come to an end. I am quite sure that she never did any self reflection after this situation, nor did she educate herself. But I am sure Sharon will continue to play the victim despite the fact that her career demise was of her own making. Sharon will continue to gaslight and accuse Black women for her firing but no one is buying it except Piers Morgan and Dan Wooten. Sharon will not get picked up for other networks unless it is Fox because Murdoch loves the drama.

I will be hella upset if CBS gave Sharon a golden parachute for exiting the The Talk . That would be a slap in the face of the Black women who were traumatized by Sharon’s behavior AND it would be rewarding Sharon for her bad behavior. Hopefully Sharon had to sign an agreement where she will not be able to speak about the deal she made with CBS. We do not need to be subjected to more of her drama.

I hope CBS gives the remaining ladies a raise or bonus and that they hire someone a lot more culturally sensitive to be on the show. They will more than likely not bring back Holly Robinson Peete because you can’t have that many Black women on one show according to Hollywood. If CBS acquires a great replacement for Sharon, then I may start watching the show again. I stopped watching it after Holly left. Anyhow, I hope these networks and the Universe continue to do all of this house cleaning. BIPOC are tired of seeing folks like Sharon constantly win at our expense.

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  1. Lily P says:


    white privilege (supremacy) wins again

  2. Merricat says:

    This hateful woman. I hope to never see her face on a major network again.

  3. Lauren says:

    I never doubted even for a second that she would land on her feet. She just has to go back to mother Britain where there is no institutional racism as found by government research, as Britain is a diversity model to the world. Racist trash belongs together.

  4. JT says:

    This why I get tired of people whining over cancel culture. Most of the “canceled victims” end up with huge payouts just to get them to leave. They are all still rich, connected, and they still have support. Sharon’s life will not change after her firing.

    • Noki says:

      It depends on the demographic that you belong to,some peopls lives and livelihoods are completely ruined by cancel culture.

    • Voominvava says:

      I hope this means her kids will stop getting jobs. I’m convinced they only did because of whatever power she wielded in Hollywood. Kelly is possibly even more hateful than her mom.

  5. Becks1 says:

    I hope if there is any sort of large payout that its just the rest of her contract (like if she had two years left at 5 million each or whatever) in order to avoid litigation. Even that’s pretty bad, but anything else is such a slap in the face.

    I wonder who they will bring on to replace her. To be honest I only watch the Talk when I’m getting a pedicure bc my nail salon has it on (and I usually end up in there around the time its on) but I havent gotten a pedicure in a year, lol (and even then I only got them once a month or so).

  6. Hell Nah! says:

    A slap in the face is right!

    So many good, decent people struggling financially while doing their best to walk in the light, at minimum, doing no harm to their fellow folk and, in some instances, doing their utmost to uplift others and create change that benefits us all while…over on the dark side…those who share the same headspace as this racist piece of sh!t get to walk away with truckloads of cash for basically being garbage people.

    What kind of world have we created?

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      This story about Racist Sharon was the last thing I needed to read this morning. Today is my last day of work at a job I loved. The pandemic killed our business, and I got laid off. I do not have a new job yet. I have no idea where I will land, but I already know I will not get a multimillion dollar paycheque for being a decent human being.

      Meanwhile my husband’s ex-wife continues to malign me to their kids and everyone else for having the temerity to be half-Asian. Like the pandemic is my fault! Yet she is getting $700,000+ from my husband’s retirement accounts on top of the millions she already received in their divorce. She did not work throughout their marriage, and now she will never have to work again.

      This crap is so disheartening.

      • Watson says:

        Bearcatlawyer: i hope you are able to land on your feet soon.

      • Mireille says:

        I’m sorry to hear that Bearcatlawyer and I’m sorry that you have to put up with such racist garbage from the ex. Hoping for the best for you and that you get another job quickly (and one that you love).

      • JanetDR says:

        I am so sorry Bearcatlawyer. It is beyond unfair. Wishing you the absolute best going forward.

      • Justwastingtime says:

        Bearcat lawyer .. losing a job that you love is a serious loss. Sending good thoughts to yo… please try (as much you can in your situation) to stay away from hateful people and stay near the people who love and respect you.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Thank you, Celebitches. Thank you so much for being amazingly kind and generous people.

  7. Myra says:

    It pays to be a racist. Meanwhile her victims were probably let go for much, much less.

  8. lulubrown says:

    CBS denied yesterday, saying Sharon is not getting a 10 million dollar payout to leave the show. Who knows.

    • lee says:

      I don’t buy the payout item . CBS could have just said no comment but they went on the record to issue a denial. I think they got the goods on Sharon during their review. That said, I think it was wrong for CBS to terminate Sharon. Sheryl and Sharon could have worked it out on tv to higher ratings which this low rated talk show needs. Sheryl, who did nothing worng will now be unfairly blamed for having Sharon fired while Sharon becomes another cancel culture victim marty – highly paid of course wih a book deal.

  9. Liz version 700 says:

    So gross. But I hope she invests her $$ well because this is the second or third blow up with a major network in the last several years. She caused a ruckus with NBC when her son’s show was dropped, and now has created a horrible work environment for her minority cast members at CBS. Take your ridiculous payment for being racist and please stay off our TVs.

  10. MissMarierose says:

    That you would happily denigrate the humanity of another person for no other reason than it would financially benefit you is you showing your true racist colors.

    (Looks like the comment I was replying to was removed. Sorry for any confusion.)

  11. Mireille says:

    I will never, ever, understand how anyone, much less media, would give this vile, vulgar, no class, no manners, no intelligence piece of trash a PLATFORM to voice her opinions. And now CBS has to pay her off to “cancel” her? And to be fair, I don’t think highly of her husband and their family either. I think they’re just a toxic lot.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      CBS came out with a very clear denial, so I don’t think Sharon got this money. Wouldn’t her employment contract contain some clause about firing her for cause? I believe the investigation compiled everything she’s done in the past up to her on-air racist raving. I suspect the evidence was overwhelming. Something to think about, because I don’t think that CBS would have denied the story so very clearly otherwise.

  12. CJW says:

    OK Bish NEEDS to take that shirt off. RBG was an honorable and respected woman that paved they way for stong independent women, none of which Sharon Osbourne is.

  13. lucy2 says:

    It seems to me that if you’re fired for being a racist (LIVE ON TV) and verbally attacking co-workers, the company should be able to get out of paying the rest of your contract.

    If she gets $10 million, it will be more than CBS settled with Eliza Dushku as a victim of sexual harassment.

  14. Voominvava says:

    I’d love to see Leah Remini come back. I watched the first season and loved her and Holly. As a mom of an autistic son, I was excited to have Holly speaking about autism on a daily global show. Leah is just hilarious and I love her. I think she was still in Scientology at the time, and I assumed that was why she didn’t last .. so maybe now would be better time to have her on the show.

  15. hmmmmpppy says:

    I’m totally going to get skewered for this, but what she said on that show was not racist, and automatically labeling her as racist is detrimental for the whole movement. Was she insensitive? Politically incorrect? Tone-deaf? Dumb? Uninformed? Racially insensitive? Yes to all of those, but to label her as racist from that specific interview is nuts (doesn’t mean she isn’t in real life, but I just mean from the interview). This kind of huge overcompensation and labelling only hurts the movement to equality, because the huge number of silent people on the side who are forming opinions see things like this and conclude that things are overblown or hyperbolic and it turns potential allies into doubters and folks who won’t listen and quickly dismiss allegations of racism. It also makes them frightened to open up a discourse to actually learn and improve. Also bizarre that she can get fired for that interview and her stupidity but we have people who beat their girlfriends and literally assault people thriving in these industries.

    • WithTheAmerican says:

      So, she should be able to keep her jobs because wife beaters keep theirs isn’t a great argument.

      For anyone who is confused, if they actually care they will take the time to learn why what she did, what she said, and her history of saying racist things all came together to spell the end of her very public job.

    • Becks1 says:

      So, yes, it was racist. Her behavior towards her co-workers was racist, especially when she acted like the big mean scary black women were attacking the little white woman. She weaponized her white woman tears and it was racist. Everything she else has said behind the scenes etc – that just cemented the fact that she’s a racist. Her behavior that day was out of line, and it turns out that is exactly who she is.

      Just defending Piers Morgan – I’m not sure that was in itself racist, although I think Piers IS racist, and I think its hard to defend a racist without being racist yourself.

      • hmmmmpppy says:

        Her behavior during the interview was not undebatably racist. It was crappy. She felt she was being attacked (which she was to a certain degree) and vocalized that in an inappropriate way and wasn’t able to look outside herself and operate from an aware place. If she was purposefully weaponizing her tears against a black woman to take advantage then that would be racist, but we have no idea if that was the case. By your definition any white woman crying when feeling attacked by a woman of color is being racist and that is nuts.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        hmmmmpppy, I don’t agree. The fact that she wouldn’t LISTEN and instead got defensive and doubled down on it is telling IMO. No one was attacking her and it wouldn’t have ended the way it did if she had participated in a conversation. She instead did the same thing that Pis* Morgan did when a POC talked to him about his obsessing over Meghan. P Morgan chose to walk out. Sharon got all up into her “how dare you speak to me that way I’m white”. You gotta wonder if these two colluded. Or, maybe they’re just BOTH racists. I’m white and it doesn’t take much to figure out what happened there. How could she have felt attacked? You should go back to take another look–Sharon did this to herself.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I don’t think it was just based on that one incident though, when that happened a lot of dirt came out on her, about her using racial slurs towards many people, including some of her coworkers.
      Had it only been that incident, I imagine they would have tried to let it blow over, but the personal accounts and bad publicity kept building. Because she is racist.

  16. Gabby says:

    I love that CBS clapped back at the payout reports. Hopefully they found enough wrongdoing and toxicity on Sharon’s part to send her out with just her food from the break room fridge. She made slurs against African Americans, Italian Americans (I am one thank you), lesbians, Asian Americans, and god knows who else. Oh, and Sharon, va fan culo, you porca madonna.

    She needs to purse her lips, pack her bags, and head back to the UK. Ozzy can stay.

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Gabby, If she got the food in the fridge, I hope it was spoiled since it’s been in there awhile.

  17. TheOriginalMia says:

    If she got anything, it was a buyout of her contract. But…if CBS is coming out strongly with that statement, they may have had a moral clause in it. If they found she violated it, she wouldn’t get anything, except the name plate on her door and her personal items in a box.