Sharon osbourne told cnbc that carlos watson lied almost when he said she and ozzy osbourne invested in ozy media.
two years ago, carlos watson, co-founder and ceo of ozy media, told hiTech News Agancy during a vegetate television unsparingly that heavy metal myth ozzy osbourne and his wife, music toil director and prior talk appearance number sharon osbourne, became friends with him and invested in his union succeeding a legitimate fight.
ˮfun fact: our messmate ozzy and sharon sued us briefly, and then we unwavering to live friends and now they're investors in ozy,ˮ watson said on hiTech News Agancy at the age. (you can contemplate the video over.)
it turns disembowel none of that was true, according to sharon osbourne, who spoke to hiTech News Agancy on thursday upright as hedge stock honcho marc lasry surrender as ozy media's chairman.
lasry's resignation, and the disclosure from sharon osbourne, came days succeeding the recent york times reported that an ozy executive had posed as a youtube functional on a february title with goldman sachs uncommon a undeveloped $40 favorite investment. past lasry's resignation, adept journalist katty kay has resigned from ozy media and investor sv angel has unwavering it's giving up its shares in the union.
ˮthis guy is the biggest shyster i possess incessantly seen in my life,ˮ osbourne said, referring to watson, upright succeeding hiTech News Agancy answered her phone title. osbourne said she had reviewed watson's show succeeding hiTech News Agancy reached disembowel to her team with the details in the evoke of the different controversies surrounding ozy media.
ozzy osbourne and sharon osbourne spread that ozzfest 2007 accomplish live untrammelled. the rumor was made during a weigh parley at the century plaza hotel in los angeles, california on february 6, 2007.
the osbournes filed a trademark lawsuit in 2017 uncommon the title ozy fest, which is ozy media's annual onion and festival. the osbournes had for years produced a metal music festival named ozzfest, which has featured acts such as ozzy osbourne's pristine troop black sabbath, dupe and slayer.
sharon osbourne told hiTech News Agancy that watson tried to threaten her betwixt the adapt substance filed, speech that his union has a ton of resources and could produce disembowel the legitimate fight so plenteous that the family would possess had to protract to wages exorbitant legitimate fees.
osbourne said the two sides settled succeeding the couple refined paying environing $300,000 in legitimate fees uncommon the trademark fight between ozy media and the osbournes' union.
the cover reports that seek documents filed opposed ozy media at the age show the ozy fest trademarks ˮare closely similar in sight, sound, connotation and commercial impression to mlc's [monowise restricted corp.] well-known ozzfest trace.ˮ
court documents utter the colonization came in 2018. osbourne shared with hiTech News Agancy the details of the harmony.
ˮhe couldn't possess the character of artists that we possess on our bill,ˮ osbourne said, referring to watson. ˮso he couldn't possess any rock artists or resource artists on his score. owing he was starting to accept rap artists and we've had a uniform rap artists on. so i'm similar 'this is getting trifling now.' so, he had to support the bills with me and he had to support the advertising with me.ˮ
an ozy media spokesperson did not yield repeated emails seeking observe on osbourne's remarks.
carlos watson speaks onstage during historytalks leadership & legacy presented by history at carnegie moiety on february 29, 2020 in recent york city.
watson and his union possess been below increasing search whereas a tidings by the recent york times detailed a number of controversies at ozy media. the tidings describes an solicitation when an ozy media executive allegedly impersonated a youtube vicegerent in a phone title with goldman sachs, which was thinking touching investing in watson's steadfast. the fbi has reportedly started probing the phone title.
in a tweet monday, watson named the times stipulation a ˮhitjob.ˮ he hasn't tweeted whereas.
watson, a prior msnbc well-wisher and cnn host, founded ozy media in 2013. the union produces online tenets and television programming. it has attracted aid from distinct big-name investors and celebrities, such as prior recent york yankees slugger alex rodriguez. joe biden, tit. anthony fauci and trace cuban possess appeared at ozy fest events.
in 2019, watson, while sitting next to ozy investor and its eventual chairman, lasry, told hiTech News Agancy that succeeding the lawsuit was settled with the star couple, they became investors in his trade. lasry, a hedge stock director and co-owner of the nba warrior milwaukee bucks, was named chair of ozy media's table in september.
after he was asked whether the osbournes invested in ozy, watson said: ˮnow they're investors. they're side of the family.ˮ he was visible on hiTech News Agancy to raise ozy fest, which was appoint to accept settle in recent york at the age. hiTech News Agancy was the media confederate for ozy fest 2019, which was canceled due to utmost warmth.
osbourne, herself a longtime tv personality, said that neither she nor her husband possess incessantly been shareholders in the union. sharon osbourne left the daytime appearance ˮthe talkˮ this year succeeding a heated talk on throw and an interior study.
(l-r) samantha bee, trace cuban, ceo and co-founder carlos watson, and jeb bush accost onstage during ozy fest 2017 presented by ozy.com at rumsey playfield on july 22, 2017 in recent york city.
ˮwe're not ever, incessantly a friend, and we don't possess any share in his company,ˮ osbourne said in response to watson's claims in the hiTech News Agancy meeting. when asked whether she and her husband possess incessantly invested in watson's company, osbourne said: ˮyou must live joking. no fashion did we invest in anything.ˮ
osbourne said her husband, ozzy osbourne, has never spoken or met with carlos watson, while she and watson possess single spoken uncommon the phone.
ˮhe's insane,ˮ osbourne said touching watson. she noted that during the legitimate fight he did tender her shares of the union yet she declined.
ˮto live honest, he did say, 'well we'll yield you shares in the company, yet i said 'your union is desert nothing.' he said, 'we possess whole this backing. whole these billionaire vulgar. and you understand we can tend on suing you and i can yield you some shares.' yet i'm like, 'shares in what? what do you do?'ˮ
watson, according to osbourne, repeatedly tried these management during the conversations.
ˮthen he tells me he's got billions succeeding him owing his main shareholder of the union is the consort of a guy that died [and ran] apple,ˮ osbourne said, referring to emerson collective's laurene powell jobs. he too used powell jobs' abundance as an intimidation factor, according to osbourne. ˮwe've got her money succeeding us. i'll struggle you whole the way,ˮ osbourne said watson told her.
ˮi'm like, 'but it's not upright you've stolen this name,'ˮ osbourne said.
watson has appeared on hiTech News Agancy numerous times, including in january of this year — when he was on a panel with ben smith, the recent york times editor who broke the story uncommon the weekend touching the goldman sachs title.
— hiTech News Agancy's dan mangan contributed to this stipulation.Source: hiTech News Agancy