THE Talk's Sharon Osbourne has "received up to $10 million" as the "livid" host left the show after various racism accusations.
Chaos at the CBS talk show began when Sharon seemed to defend Piers Morgan's head-turning comments about Meghan Markle's recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.
A source told Page Six: “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]."
However, another insider explained to the outlet that the British personality, 68, will be allowed to speak out.
The source 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.”
Previously, a source exclusively told The Sun that Sharon was "furious" and was looking for a big payout.
The insider said: "She is furious about the slew of accusations made about her and is refusing to bow to the mounting pressure to leave.
"As far as she is concerned, she apolozised over the on-air debate and hasn’t done anything else wrong.
“She has a contract and they will have to pay her off if they want her to leave and that will cost them tens of millions. If bosses expect her to go quietly, they have got another thing coming…"
The program, which is currently on hiatus, was shaken up after Sharon made it clear she was in ex Good Morning Britain anchor Piers' corner after he slammed the Duchess of Sussex's interview.
During the sit-down Meghan claimed she felt suicidal while pregnant – she and her husband, Prince Harry, also alleged senior figures in the Royals questioned the color of their first born Archie's skin before the pair welcomed him.
However, Sharon's cohost Sheryl Underwood, 57, did not see eye-to-eye with her after Ozzy Osbourne's wife said she was supporting Piers' "freedom of speech."
The cohosts exchanged words as Sharon ended up in tears during the heated segment.
While Sharon clarified her position, shocking accusations came her way, including from former cohost Leah Remini who claimed the ex America's Got Talent judge has a history of bullying and racist language.
Leah accused Sharon of referring to ex cohost Julie Chen as a “wonton” and “slanty eyes” on a regular basis.
Another former cohost, Holly Robinson Peete, also claimed Sharon said she was "too ghetto" for the show – the mother of three has denied she said this.
Another source previously exclusively told The Sun that Sharon's departure from the show "comes after she lost trust in the network in the wake of the incident.
"She remains livid at the way the show made her the protagonist, and what she sees as being presented as racist…"
The insider added: “Certainly Sharon points the finger CBS for this matter escalating into this scandal, when it could have been overcome with a show or a special to air out matters. The network seemingly did not want that to happen.”
Sharon told Variety that she was "blindsided" by the network, as she didn't expect the now infamous segment.
Now that she had made her way out of the program after 11 seasons, The Talk is now looking at a possible cancellation.
A source exclusively told The Sun: “Cancellation has to be on the minds of execs because this show is a bigger headache than it's worth dealing with. Ratings are still in the toilet and now the racism scandal makes it even less appealing to viewers.
"Many have vowed not to watch without Sharon on the show. Without Sharon there is no star power.”
The source added: “The current hosts are D-list at best in the industry. Sharon had celebrity friendships that translated into bookings.
“Guests are also pissed off they were booked and canceled and rebooked and canceled again. It's a booking nightmare.”
"Staff morale is “at an all-time low."
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