Sharon Osbourne has revealed that she is wondering what is “wrong” with her in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, with the X Factor judge confirming that the disgraced film producer never made inappropriate advances towards her.
Sharon worked with Harvey and his brother Bob Weinstein on a concert in the 1980s and later for her family TV show The Osbournes, and now she is questioning why she was never one of his victims.
Speaking to Event magazine, Sharon said: “I never had a problem [with Harvey]. And then part of you thinks: ‘What’s wrong with me, Harvey?’
“He never did anything like that to me.”
In recent weeks, over 50 women have come forward to accuse Harvey of sexual assault and even rape, with stars such as Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, and Rose McGowan among his alleged victims.
Harvey, 65, has insisted that all sexual conduct has been consensual,
Sharon went on to admit that she thinks her headstrong personality is part of the reason why she never became a victim of sexual misconduct, adding: “I’ve never faced any sexual abuse, but I think I’ve always given off a particular vibe that says ‘Don’t mess with me’.
“If a man had ever tried, he would be dead. No question.”
Despite not being a victim of abuse, the 65-year-old star did recall being discriminated against because she is a woman in the music industry.
Speaking of her decision to manage husband Ozzy’s career in the 1970s, Sharon shared: “When I decided I was going to be a music manager and that I was going to make it work for Ozzy, no one believed in me or him.
“I remember my first meeting with Walter Yetnikoff [head of CBS Records], I went to talk to him about Ozzy. He looked at me and said: ‘Why don’t you just lose weight, f*** off out of here and go and have a baby?’ That was the way men were allowed to speak to women then.
“I didn’t break down. I didn’t walk out crying. I’d been told to ‘f*** off’ by my father pretty much every day of my life. So I just got angry and that fired me up to prove him wrong.”