When CBS fired Les Moonves, Julie Chen became collateral damage.
Chen, who’s married to Moonves and is the main host of CBS’s The Talk is leaving the show.
Word is that Today will be her goodbye and it will be done in a taped message and not live on the show.
"She has decided that her main focus needs to be clearing her husband's name from accusations made," a friend Chen said.
One would think that clearing his name might be helped by staying on the network show, where she has a bigger platform?
To be clear, some of the accusations are from less than 25 years ago. But Chen's absolute support for Moonves is noteworthy.
Chen is expected to continue to host the CBS’s "Big Brother." We’ll see for how long?