Sharon Osbourne: Sayonara “America’s Got Talent”

Posted Monday August 6, 2012 10:38 AM GMT

She’s served faithfully for seven years as a judge on “America’s Got Talent,” but Sharon Osbourne won’t be back for an eighth.

The outspoken reality star cites NBC’s firing of her son Jack Osbourne from the new series “Stars Earn Stripes” based on his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis earlier this year.

Sharon explained, “I just can’t be fake. It’s discrimination and it was badly handled,” referring to the network’s decision to send Jack and email with the bad news.

Mama Osbourne also noted that she’s not worried about being penalized for quitting her contract early- "All they can do is stop me from being a judge on another network for five years.

However, NBC producer David Hurwitz claims Jack never signed a contract. "He was somebody we were in talks with. Sharon has been a valuable part of the NBC family. We regret any misunderstanding and wish Jack well."

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