A senior public relations executive criticized CBS anchor Julie Chen as an accomplice & # 39; after pointing out the support of her husband accused of sexual abuse, Les Moonves, by using her last name when she closed the Big Brother session on Thursday night
A senior public relations executive criticized CBS anchor Julie Chen as an accomplice & # 39; after she signaled the support of her husband accused of sexual abuse, Les Moonves, by using her last name when she closed the Big Brother session.
Chen returned to television on Thursday for the first time since Moonves resigned as CEO of CBS after accusations of decades of sexual misconduct in the cable giant.
At the end of the episode, she said goodbye saying: "From outside the house of" Big Brother ", I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Good evening.
It is said that it was the first time that Chen used her married name in the program she has been presenting for almost two decades.
Danny Delaney reacted to what many saw as a show of support by tweeting: "Tonight, Julie Chen signed with Big Brother as Julie Chen Moonves, firmly standing with her husband, a serial sexual assailant who ruined her careers. accomplice.
& # 39; Because of this, I will no longer put any of my clients on @TheTalkCBS.
& # 39; Colleagues publicists, I hope you are with me & # 39;
Delaney's words could have a considerable impact, especially because it represents one of Moon's alleged victims, Illeana Douglas.
Danny Delaney, the influential public relations source, who represents Illeana Douglas, accuser of Moonves, reacted to Chen's announcement on Twitter by calling to boycott his talk show.
Chen and Moonves were photographed leaving an office building together at their Bentley the morning after the public demonstration of support from the CBS host
In a second tweet, Delaney wrote: "Les Moonves attacked my client and it looks like dozens more … How Julie Chen? How can you handle this?
"Power and status is more valuable to you thanks to the empowerment of women, this is now your legacy."
The publicist named by the New York Observer as one of the best communication experts on celebrity crisis also represents Roseanna Arquette and Laura Benanti.
Earlier this week, Chen opted out of her usual position as a panelist on The Talk after her husband's departure, opting for the solo concert on the reality show.
Chen, 48, did not directly address any of the controversies surrounding her husband or his departure from CBS as president and CEO.
In July, Chen left and immediately supported her husband when the first allegations of sexual misconduct arose.
"Leslie is a good man and a loving father, a devoted husband and an inspiring corporate leader," he wrote on Twitter. "He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being, I fully support my husband and I am behind him and his statement."
None of the alleged incidents occurred during Moonves and Chen's 14-year marriage. The couple married in 2004, two weeks after their divorce from their first wife was finalized
Chen was also seen running errands on her own in Los Angeles on Friday morning
The co-host of & # 39; The Talk & # 39; He released a statement when Moonves was expelled, stating that he planned to be with his family, but that he would be on the air in time for "Big Brother".
None of the alleged incidents occurred during Moonves and Chen's 14-year marriage.
The couple married in 2004, two weeks after their divorce with their first wife ended.
The television titan was married to Nancy Wieselfeld for 26 years when he left her for television presenter Chen. They have three adult children together and he and Chen have an eight-year-old son.
WHO IS JULIE CHEN?
Julie Chen is a news anchor and television personality born on January 6, 1970 in New York City. She is currently the host of the Big Brother of CBS and has been doing it since 2000.
She is also a co-host of the CBS talk show The Talk. Before that, she was co-host at The Early Show.
Julie began her career in the industry in 1990 with an internship on the CBS Morning News with Andy Cohen. Later he got a job anchoring the show.
He also worked for ABC NewsOne, WDTN-TV and several CBS programs.
Julie has spoken publicly about undergoing blepharoplasty to make her eyes look bigger. She was living in Ohio at that time.
She said during an episode of The Talk that her decision to undergo the surgery "divided" her family.
Julie and Les Moonves started dating in the 90s, after graduating from the University of Southern California. In 2003, his wife Nancy Wiesenfeld Moonves filed for divorce.
It was finalized on December 10, 2004. Two weeks later, Les and Julie were married at a private ceremony in Mexico. They have been married for 14 years.
Les, 68, and Julie share a child, Charlie Moonves, who was born in 2009.
Net worth of Julie Chen
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Julie Chen's net worth is about $ 16 million (£ 12.2m). She has made the majority of her fortune as a news anchor and television presenter.
Julie has worked for several networks during her time in the news and television industry, but spent most of her career on CBS shows.