Sharon Osbourne's $13 Million Mansion Throwdown
The former "America's Got Talent" judge sells her $13 million Los Angeles home to Jessica Simpson after a fight with the neighboring homeowners association.
This story first appeared in the March 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
Sharon Osbourne finally is unloading her and husband Ozzy's $13 million estate in Hidden Hills, Calif. -- and not a moment too soon.
Their sale to Jessica Simpson and fiance Eric Johnson had been held up by a dispute over the rear property line with neighboring guard-gated development Mountain View Estates.
The issue? Its homeowners association discovered that part of the couple's land encroached on its own. (The Osbournes, who claimed a previous owner was responsible for the property's footprint, couldn't simply move the fence as local code requires a 25-foot gap between their pool and the end of their yard.)
The couple's legal team arrived at an agreement to create an easement, but not before a showdown between board members and Sharon at her house. According to a source present, she cried out, "Don't you little people have anything better to do with your little lives?" Both camps declined comment.