Sharon Osbourne, TV contestant settle lawsuits

Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:27pm EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Television and music celebrity Sharon Osbourne and a former contestant on the TV program "Rock of Love: Charm School" have settled a legal dispute between the two over claims of battery.

The settlement came just before the case was about to go to trial on Monday. Howard L. Weitzman, an attorney for Osbourne, told a Los Angeles judge the matter had been settled, but terms of their agreement were not disclosed.

Former contestant Megan Hauserman sued Osbourne, the show's host and the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, in March 2009, claiming Osbourne hit her, pulled her hair and scratched her during an argument.

Osbourne countersued saying Hauserman assumed the risk of injury while taking part in "Rock of Love: Charm School" and breached her part of the agreement by filing the lawsuit.

The women's confrontation lasted about a minute as the two exchanged insults. During that time, Osbourne dumped the contents of a drinking glass on Hauserman, and Hauserman scratched and bruised Osbourne, according to Osbourne's countersuit.

(Writing by Bob Tourtellotte, Editing by Greg McCune)

 
<p>Sharon Osbourne poses for photographers as she arrives at the Royal World premiere of "Alice In Wonderland" at Leicester Square in London February 25, 2010. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor</p>