Sharon Osbourne got slammed over the holidays for telling a story on the Xmas special of Would I Lie To You about firing her personal assistant after he complained she’d sent him into a burning house to save some paintings while giving his oxygen mask to her dog.
She’s since rowed it back, saying it was “a comedy show” – but if she needed a mad and fanciful tale to tell, perhaps she should have repeated the one she was telling people in 2002 about OJ Simpson, shortly after The Osbournes had made her a huge star.
Back then, Sharon claimed that she and Ozzy stopped doing drugs after Nicole Simpson was murdered because OJ and Nicole were their dealers. According to her, the couple had carved out a nice little niche for themselves as suppliers of gak to the Hollywood A-list but OJ and Nicole’s dealing led to unwelcome attention from local organised crime, who eventually put out a hit on Nicole to stop their enterprise.
The reason OJ jumped in his Bronco and fled? Sharon’s theory was that he was off his head when the hitman took out Nicole and, in his paranoid state, quite reasonably thought they would be after him too.