Julie Chen Stands by Husband in ‘Big Brother’ Return: ‘I’m Julie Chen Moonves’ (VIDEO)

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The sign-off heard round the world.

“I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Goodnight,” Julie Chen said in the final moments of Thursday night’s Big Brother, her first TV appearance since husband Les Moonves resigned from CBS after over a dozen women accused him of sexual harassment and assault in two Ronan Farrow reports.

She didn’t address the allegations directly but this was first time the host used Moonves as a last name on the reality competition show.

Chen has been absent from The Talk since the news broke over the weekend. She released a statement about taking time off — “I am taking a few days off from The Talk to be with my family. I will be back soon and will see you Thursday night on Big Brother.”

She has supported her husband publicly ever since the first exposé was published in late July. During that time she said, “I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the mid-90s, and I have been married to him for almost 14 years. Leslie is a good man and loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader. He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand by him and his statement.”

Watch Chen’s sign-off below: