Sharon Osbourne claims her brother is trying to profit from Jack's MS diagnosis
Since 2007, Sharon Osbourne has been frustrated by her brother, David Arden's alleged attempts to profit from their estranged relationship. And in an open letter posted (via E!) on Wednesday, she demands that he stop selling stories about her son, Jack's multiple sclerosis to the press and instead contact the family directly if he really wants to help.
Sharon claims that Arden has previously sold stories to tabs like News of the World and The Sun. "Now you appear again, having sold a two-part story to the Daily Mirror, claiming you want to help Jack with his MS," she writes. "That's as low as it gets, making money off my son's MS. Jack was diagnosed in 2012, where have you been the last 18 months? You know how to reach me. You know how to reach the Osbournes."
Arden has said publicly that as the only other person in the family with MS, he can empathize with Jack, and that he wants to be closer to him.
But in her letter, Sharon points out that her son "is a married man with a daughter and a loving family," who doesn't need or want the aid of an uncle who was "only in his life for a handful of years," adding, "[Jack] doesn't know you."