Sharon Osbourne believes she was too tough for Weinstein to make advances
Sharon Osbourne says she wondered why Harvey Weinstein never made inappropriate advances on her but thinks it's because she gives off a tough "vibe".
The X Factor judge worked with the disgraced producer and his brother Bob Weinstein on concert promoting in the 1980s and later on her TV show The Osbournes and after a damning New York Times expose and a subsequent outpouring of sexual misconduct allegations against the movie mogul - who has denied allegations of "nonconsensual sex" against him - she questioned why she wasn't one of his victims.
But Osbourne - who has children Aimee, 34, Kelly, 33, and Jack, 31, with husband Ozzy - believes it comes down to the "vibe" she gives off to other men.
She said: "I never had a problem. And then part of you thinks: 'What's wrong with me, Harvey?' He never did anything like that to me.
"But then you think about it, and you realise it's because of the type of woman you are. 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."
Osbourne - who also manages Ozzy - is never afraid to make a point and she once headbutted a concert promoter who sought to get $8,000 from her after tickets for her husband's gig sold out within minutes and their row grew increasingly heated.
She told Event magazine: "I did [headbutt him]. Instinct took over.
"He was trying to screw me, screw my husband and screw the band - that money was going to get us to our next gig. I was so furious, rage took over. I wasn't going to let that little s**t get one over on me."
The Talk host - who defied her father, rock manager Don Arden, to not only date Ozzy but to set herself up as his business rival - has faced a lot of sexism in her career but it only made her more determined to prove her critics wrong.
The 65-year-old star said: "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 in the Seventies].
"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."