Mrs. O is about to go from the coffee table to the witness stand! Sharon Osbourne confirmed on CBS Daytime's The Talk she has been contacted to testify in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial.
After revealing she has pertinent information concerning Katherine Jackson's multi-billion dollar lawsuit against concert promoter AEG, earlier this week on The Talk, Osbourne was reportedly contacted by the attorney for the musical dynasty's matriarch. Watch Osbourne discuss the bombshell with her co-hosts after the jump!
Jury selection began today in the wrongful death trial resulting from Michael Jackson's demise. The late King of Pop's mother, Katherine Jackson filed the $40 billion suit against concert promoter AEG, alleging the company was negligent in her son's 2009 death.
According to the Jackson family matriarch's case, AEG hired Dr. Conrad Murray to oversee her son's medical care. Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2011, and sentenced to four years in prison.
Music industry insider Sharon Osbourne weighed in on the controversial case today on The Talk. Said Mrs. O:
“There were certain people that worked at that company that knew Michael Jackson was not well, and didn’t care because it’s business. At the end of the day whether he performed or didn’t, they would still make money.”
Later the juggernaut businesswoman, who manages rock god Ozzy Osbourne's career, added:
“I’ve had conversations with certain people at that company who have said exactly that to me. And if they’d like me to go to court – the Jackson family – I will stand up and tell you who said that to me.”
Watch the entire clip below!
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Regan Cellura dive into the latest pop culture news, headlines and TV series storylines.
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TV lost an icon with the passing of Sherman Hemsley and the PC crew shares their favorite memories from The Jeffersons and Amen. The team discusses the latest twists on TNT’s delicious Dallas. Political Animals reminds Luke of a political version of Brothers & Sisters. Does True Blood need to refocus because it has too much going on? Dancing with the Stars announces the returning cast list for Dancing with the All-Stars. The original Teen Mom is ending its run.
The Jackson family is acting out and Jillian says it’s a sad day when La Toya Jackson is providing the voice of reason. Is there a plot by Jackson siblings to get their hands on Michael Jackson’s money? Katherine Jackson went missing. Allegedly, Janet slapped Paris and Paris slapped Janet right back. Did Janet go along to protect her own fortune from her brothers? A judge awarded Tito’s son TJ temporary custody of Michael Jackson’s three children.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!