Sharon Osbourne brawls with New Year's Eve necklace winner
By Wade Paulsen, 04/14/2003
Forgive and forget? Not where Sharon Osbourne of MTV's The Osbournes is concerned.
We previously reported that Sharon tried to have an agent with the ICM firm, one of Hollywood's most powerful, charged with theft after the woman, Renee Tab, won a $15,000 diamond necklace in a raffle at the Osbourne's New Year's Eve party that was filmed for their TV show. Sharon's bizarre claim was that Ms. Tab had no right to the necklace because she wasn't an invited guest to the party.
Now, the Associated Press reports that Sharon was engaged in a brawl with Tab last Thursday at Koi Japanese Restaurant in LA. According to police reports, Sharon, Ozzy and son Jack were eating at the restaurant when they encounted Tab.
In Tab's story, Sharon waited outside the restaurant for her to leave, at which time Sharon spit on her and started the brawl. Sharon, for her part, claims that Tab "viciously assaulted" her -- which is not inconsistent with Tab's story. Police say they took a report from each party but declined to say whether any charges -- "on the low end of the misdemeanor scale" -- will be filed.
Too bad. A "Women in Chains" angle featuring Sharon might have been just the gimmick that The Osbournes TV show could have used to return to the top of the ratings.