Sharon Osbourne appears to have gone from apologizing to gearing up for a major battle as her The Talk racism scandal shows no sign of dying down.
“Sharon wasted no time in getting her lawyers immediately on the case. Jeremiah Reynolds has a very strong reputation as a trial and arbitration lawyer and is handling all her negotiations with CBS,” a source claimed to the outlet.
As RadarOnline.com reported, Osbourne first sparked the scandal when she came to the defense of her friend Piers Morgan, who slammed Meghan Markle for her mental health claims.
Osbourne then got into an emotional exchange with her The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood about racism, resulting in CBS announcing The Talk would be going on a hiatus, which has now stretched on for weeks.
A second source alleged to Page Six that Osbourne now expects to lose her job on the show, but she wants to go down swinging.
“The network will have to pay her a sizeable settlement to keep her quiet after this,” the source claimed. “She could write a book, she would do a world of interviews. She knows where all the bodies are buried.”
In recent weeks, former The Talk co-hosts have come forward with allegations slamming Osbourne. Holly Robinson Peete said Osbourne complained she was too “ghetto” and got her fired from the show while Leah Remini claimed Osbourne would call the show’s Julie Chen “slanty eyes” and “wonton.”
Osbourne has denied all claims against her, insisting she has become a “sacrificial lamb.”