Julie Chen signs off 'Big Brother' as Julie Chen Moonves

LOS ANGELES — Julie Chen returned to television with an unusual sign-off days after her husband, Les Moonves, resigned as the CEO of CBS after sexual misconduct allegations.

The 48-year-old ended Thursday's "Big Brother" broadcast by saying, "From outside the 'Big Brother' house, I'm Julie Chen Moonves. Good night." Usually, she just says "Julie Chen."

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Chen did not address her husband's resignation during the broadcast.

A message seeking comment from her manager was not immediately returned.

Chen was absent Monday for the season premiere of "The Talk." In a statement, she said she would be off for a few days, but she did not address the allegations against her husband.

She publicly supported Moonves after a first round of accusations last month, saying he was a "decent and moral human being."

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