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Sharon Osbourne repeats racial slur while denying racism allegations against former co-host Julie Chen

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Sharon Osbourne is continuing to deny allegations of racism and bullying against her.On Tuesday, journalist Yashar Ali published a report alleging that The Talk host, 68, referred to her former co-host Julie Chen as "wonton" and "slanty eyes," citing f...

Sharon Osbourne is continuing to deny allegations of racism and bullying against her.

On Tuesday, journalist Yashar Ali published a report alleging that The Talk host, 68, referred to her former co-host Julie Chen as "wonton" and "slanty eyes," citing former Talk co-host Leah Remini, who spoke on the record in the piece, and a number of unnamed sources.

Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Eve and Julie Chen

READ MORE: Sharon Osbourne felt like a 'sacrificial lamb' in The Talk dispute

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail on Wednesday, Osbourne called the claims "crap, all crap," but repeated the racist language.

"Everyone's got an opinion or a story like the wonton story. It's like f--k off with your f---ing wonton story. F--k off!"

"Everybody's got an opinion and everybody's got a voice — it's fine. It's about knowing somebody's been called out for something and then somebody else is like, 'yes!! I'm going to add something too.'"

Julie Chen

"Of course, it's a pile on," she continued. "People want to add fuel to the fire and it comes with the territory and that's fine."

In a statement to CNN in response to Ali's report on the allegations, Osbourne's spokesperson said "The only thing worse than a disgruntled former employee is a disgruntled former talk show host."

"For 11 years Sharon has been kind, collegial and friendly with her hosts as evidenced by throwing them parties, inviting them to her home in the UK and other gestures of kindness too many to name," they continued. "Sharon is disappointed but unfazed and hardly surprised by the lies, the recasting of history and the bitterness coming out at this moment."

READ MORE: Sharon Osbourne disputes allegations of racism on The Talk

Aisha Tyler, Julie Chen, Sheryl Underwood and Sharon Osbourne

The allegations come after the daytime talk show announced a brief hiatus following a heated debate between co-hosts Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood regarding Osbourne's support of Piers Morgan. Underwood questioned Osbourne's decision to back up Morgan, who stormed off the set and quit ITV's Good Morning Britain in the wake of allegations that comments he made following Prince Harry and Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey were rooted in racism.

Osbourne later tweeted an apology saying she "panicked" and "got defensive" during her exchange with Underwood.

READ MORE: Sharon Osbourne lashes out on The Talk after defending Piers Morgan

"After some reflection, after sitting with your comments & sitting with my heart I would like to address the discussion on The Talk this past Wednesday. I have always been embraced with so much love & support from the black community & I have deep respect & love for the black community."

Sharon Osbourne

READ MORE: Sharon Osbourne claims she was 'blindsided' after heated Piers Morgan discussion on The Talk

CBS released a statement on Tuesday saying, "CBS is committed to a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace across all of our productions. We're also very mindful of the important concerns expressed and discussions taking place regarding events on The Talk. This includes a process where all voices are heard, claims are investigated and appropriate action is taken where necessary."

The show features Osbourne and Underwood, as well as Carrie Ann Inaba, Amanda Kloots and Elaine Welteroth as co-hosts.

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