Women in Music 2016
Police Probe Alleged Sharon Osbourne Fight
Police are investigating an alleged fight between Sharon Osbourne and a Hollywood agent in a restaurant, a Los Angeles police department spokesperson said. The incident occurred last Thursday at Koi JPolice are investigating an alleged fight between Sharon Osbourne and a Hollywood agent in a restaurant, a Los Angeles police department spokesperson said. The incident occurred last Thursday at Koi Japanese restaurant on La Cienega Boulevard, where Osbourne, rocker husband Ozzy, and their son, Jack, were dining, Sgt. John Pasquariello said.
The other woman allegedly involved in the fracas was Renee Tab of the talent agency ICM. "[Sharon] started with spitting on her and calling her names," said Tab's attorney, Nejila K. Brent.
Osbourne spokesperson Lisa Vega issued a statement saying her client had been "viciously assaulted" and treated at a hospital for injuries. In an interview, she refused to characterize the injuries or say where Osbourne had been struck.
Tab and Osbourne have been in a dispute since January over whether the agent was an invited guest at an Osbourne party where she won the door prize, a $15,000 necklace. Vega said that dispute remains unresolved.
Tab said Osbourne was waiting for her to leave and then spit on her, while Osbourne claims she was physically struck by Tab, according to police. "What we just did was take two reports listing each other as suspects and victims on each one," Pasquariello said. "The city attorney will determine at some point whether there's any criminal involvement."
If charges are filed, he added, they would be "on the low end of the misdemeanor scale."
Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.