1. Instagram posts like this don’t happen by accident or because someone like Tom Brady wants to celebrate a country he visited.

Tom thanks his host Sheika Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani who is the sister of Qatar’s current Emir and the daughter of the previous Emir.

2. Sheika Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani is the most powerful woman in the global art market. She has spent billions on acquiring some of the most important and valuable art in the world.

Tom Brady just launched an NFT company. Is she a partner or investor?
3. In addition to acquiring billions in art, Sheika Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani oversees a ton of cultural projects & investments

Monarchies in the Middle-East aren’t above paying celebrities directly for posts like this (Saudi being one example) but Tom is too rich for that.
4. If Sheika Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani did make an investment in Tom’s NFT company or is partnering up with them in a different way (perhaps through Qatar’s art collection), any capital will likely come from Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund.

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1. Exclusive: Sharon Osbourne, co-host of the CBS daytime panel show “The Talk,” would frequently refer to then-co-host Julie Chen, who is Chinese American, as “wonton” and “slanty eyes,” according to multiple sources.

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1. A few years ago, I did a lot of reporting on CBS and The Talk.

Here's what I know:

Three months after Holly sent this email, she learned about Sharon's role in her ouster at the show and sent another email holding her accountable.

This is an incomplete record of events.
2. Further, one email where someone is nice to someone is not evidence that that person didn't misbehave, didn't say or do racist things.

Holly and Leah's names were being dragged through the mud at this point and it's perfectly normal for someone to try and normalize things.
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I have definitive reporting from years ago on this.

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