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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.
Pacific Coast News

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.

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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.