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At the beginning of this month, CBS head Leslie Moonves stepped down from the network after a dozen women came forward with allegations that he sexual harassed or assaulted them. Shortly after that, Julie Chen—who is married to Moonves and weirdly used his name on a recent Big Brother—took a break from her gig co-hosting The Talk, with no concrete date given for when she’d return. Chen was still absent on today’s episode of The Talk, and now we know why: According to CNN, Chen has decided not to return to the show, and she’s reportedly planning to release a “videotaped message to viewers” during Tuesday’s episode.

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Chen will continue to host Big Brother, possibly because someone would have to tell the houseguests about the Les Moonves allegations if she suddenly disappeared, but a source tells CNN that “she has decided that her main focus needs to be clearing her husband’s name from accusations made 25-30 years ago and tending to her son.” Chen has publicly stood by Moonves ever since the allegations first came out a few months ago, tweeting a statement back in July that referred to him as a “loving father, devoted husband, and inspiring corporate leader.”

As CNN notes, announcing her exit with a pre-taped message will allow Chen to “sidestep any awkward conversations” with her The Talk co-hosts—not to mention the public. Meanwhile, Moonves’ deal with CBS was so sweet that he stands to make $120 million just for getting ousted like this.