The controversy is still raging as Sharon Osbourne has reportedly lawyered up amid the scandal about race.

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The 68-year-old is said to be represented by Jeremiah Reynolds of the Los Angeles-based firm Eisner, amid negotiations with CBS. This comes as the network put the show on hiatus to investigate reports of an alleged “racially insensitive and hostile environment” on The Talk.

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As previously reported, told the Daily Mail last week that she was not fired but expected to be and felt like a “sacrificial lamb.” “The network will have to pay her a sizeable settlement to keep her quiet after this,” a source previously said. “She could write a book, she would do a world of interviews. She knows where all the bodies are buried.”

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believes that CBS and Gayle King are trying to protect their relationship with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Gayle has invested years developing a ‘friendship’ with the couple, which is now paying off,” a source previously told OK!. “Thanks to the big Oprah interview [which aired on CBS] and Oprah’s appearance the following morning on Gayle’s show, CBS This Morning beat both Good Morning America and The Today Show. Which is why Gayle is happy to be the mouthpiece for Harry and Meghan.” 

“CBS News has always looked down its nose at celebrity gossip. But that’s what the viewers want. Gayle has worked very hard to establish herself as a serious journalist, but in doing so she has never been able to deliver big ratings, until she started gossiping about Harry and Meghan,” the insider added. “Some people at CBS think Sharon’s theory is 100 percent correct, while others think it is a silly story Sharon has concocted to blame Gayle and others for her mistake.”

Page Six was the first to report that Osbourne had a lawyer on the case. The Talk hiatus has been extended until at least the end of the week. 

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