Julie Chen returned to her hosting duties on Big BrotherThursday night after taking the week off from The Talk, following her husband Les Moonves's exit from CBS.
Although the journalist took a hiatus from The Talk, on Thursday, she returned to the network to host Big Brother.
"Julie Chen Moonves" opened the Thursday episode with a recap of what had happened in previous weeks and boasted about the double eviction that was set for the episode.
"From outside the 'Big Brother" house, I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Her Big Brother appearance was Julie's first time on TV since her husband's resignation.
Earlier this week, Chen said in a statement she was taking a few days off to be with family.
"From outside the Big Brother house ..."
Reactions to Chen's decision were mixed, ranging from surprised to outraged. One person joked it was "the biggest twist" of the season.
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On Sunday, Moonves was sacked from his long-running position at CBS after new allegations surfaced of inappropriate behavior, including assault and sexual misconduct.
Others, however, viewed Chen's name change in a less positive light. Following the story's publication, CBS's board launched an investigation into Moonves, The Post reported. "Untrue allegations from decades ago are now being made against me that are not consistent with who I am". In 2017, ex-CBS News host Charlie Rose was sacked and his PBS show canceled after The Post published the accounts of eight women who accused Rose of unwanted sexual advances.
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On Sunday, Moonves stepped down from the network as six more women had come forward with sexual harassment and abuse allegations.
"I think that is a disgrace to her husband's victims", wrote one Twitter user.
'Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader, ' she tweeted. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being.