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Julie Chen Moonves uses her full married name to host Celebrity Big Brother

‘I’m Julie Chen Moonves’: Wife of ex-CBS chairman defiantly uses her full married name as she hosts first night of Celebrity Big Brother, one week after husband Les sued CBS for his $100M severance

  • Celebrity Big Brother host Julie Chen introduced herself using her full married name – Julie Chen Moonves – during the CBS show’s premiere on Monday night 
  • Her CBS chairman husband Les Moonves was fired last year over sexual misconduct allegations
  • She has stood by her disgraced husband in the wake of the allegations and still works for the network that ousted him
  • Julie’s decision to use her husband’s surname in her Big Brother introduction on Monday night quickly sparked a reaction on Twitter for viewers 

Celebrity Big Brother host Julie Chen introduced herself using her full married name – Julie Chen Moonves – during the CBS show’s premiere on Monday night.

It comes just one week after her disgraced CBS chairman husband Les Moonves launched legal action to fight the company’s decision to deny his $120 million severance package following his firing over sexual misconduct allegations.

The TV host opened the season two premiere of the celebrity version of the show with: ‘Good evening, I’m Julie Chen Moonves, welcome to the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ two night premiere event’. 

She has stood by her disgraced husband in the wake of the allegations and still works for the network that ousted him. 

Celebrity Big Brother host Julie Chen introduced herself using her full married name – Julie Chen Moonves – during the CBS show’s premiere on Monday night

Julie, who is the longtime host of Big Brother, made a point last year of pledging her loyalty to her husband by signing off with: ‘I’m Julie Chen Moonves’. 

Up until that point, Julie hadn’t used her married name on the series.  

Julie’s decision to use her husband’s surname in her Big Brother introduction on Monday night quickly sparked a reaction on Twitter for viewers. 

‘Julie Chen…Moonves? She’s now using her husband’s last name,’ one Twitter user wrote. 

‘Wtf Julie still goes by Julie Chen Moonves. Why girl why.’

Another wrote: ‘I’m sorry, but Julie Chen Moonves just doesn’t roll off the tongue good.’

The TV host opened the season two premiere of the celebrity version of the show with: 'Good evening, I'm Julie Chen Moonves, welcome to the 'Celebrity Big Brother' two night premiere event'

The TV host opened the season two premiere of the celebrity version of the show with: ‘Good evening, I’m Julie Chen Moonves, welcome to the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ two night premiere event’

Her husband, one of television’s most influential figures, was ousted in September after allegations from women who said he subjected them to mistreatment including forced oral sex, groping and retaliation if they resisted.

Moonves is now fighting the company’s decision to deny his $120 million severance package. 

He is demanding binding arbitration proceedings to challenge the decision, CBS announced in a filing last week with the Security Exchange Commission.

The company’s board of directors denied Moonves his severance last month after concluding that he violated company policy and did not cooperate with an investigation into the sexual misconduct allegations. 

His lawyer, Andrew Levander, has previously said that Moonves cooperated fully with the investigation, which was conducted by two outside law firms. 

Moonves has also denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.

Moonves, who had earned praise for turning around the fortunes of CBS when he took over as entertainment chief in 1995, had been one of the highest-paid executives in the nation, making about $70 million in each of the past two years.

Julie has stood by her disgraced husband Les Moonves in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against and still works for the network that ousted him. They are pictured above in September last year

Julie has stood by her disgraced husband Les Moonves in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against and still works for the network that ousted him. They are pictured above in September last year

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