Don’t Mess With Ozzy
Ozzy Osbourne has successfully sued the Daily Star, winning “substantial damages”. The tabloid ran a story called “The Ozzy Freak Show”, in which they claimed that Ozzy was prone to falling down and needed to be hauled around in a buggy before his appearance on the Brit Awards.
“The claimant is a highly successful touring artist who has just completed a sell out world tour,” said John Kelly, a solicitor for Osbourne, who was not at London’s High Court to hear the conclusion of the action.
“The publication of false allegations that the claimant was in such a poor state of health that he was incapable of hosting an awards ceremony …. are extremely serious,” he added.
Kelly said the allegations had not been put to Osbourne or his representatives prior to publication, and if they had the newspaper would have been informed they were “utterly false.”
The undisclosed damages will be donated to the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program run by Osbourne’s wife.
The Daily Star’s lawyer, Kate Wilson, told the court that the newspaper apologized for the distress and embarrassment caused by the article, and accepted the allegations were untrue and should never have been published.
Solid strategy there, Daily Star’s lawyer, Kate Wilson.
See, you don’t want to mess with Ozzy because, if you do, you’re going ton be dealing with Sharon and you don’t want that. Just ask Bruce Dickinson.