Sharon Osbourne is increasing her firepower amid the fallout from her comments on "The Talk."
Page Six reported that the embattled talk show host has hired powerhouse lawyer Jeremiah Reynolds, of the LA law firm Eisner, to represent her.
The controversy surrounding the talk show host began after an on-air spat with fellow co-host Sheryl Underwood on March 10, in which Sharon defended Piers Morgan's comments about Meghan Markle. Piers had questioned the validity of The Duchess' mental health struggles and her allegations of royal family racism, which she made during a much-hyped interview with Oprah. During "The Talk" discussion, Sharon demanded that Sheryl "educate" her on racism and later said she, herself, had been accused of being racist for backing Piers. Days later, it was announced that the show would go on a brief hiatus while CBS reviewed the heated exchange.
"Sharon wasted no time in getting her lawyers immediately on the case," a source said. "Jeremiah Reynolds has a very strong reputation as a trial and arbitration lawyer and is handling all her negotiations with CBS."
Her new lawyer has represented some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, according to the firm's website.
Since the hiatus, the show has yet to return and there are reports that Sharon is expecting to be fired.
"The network will have to pay her a sizable settlement to keep her quiet after this," the source said. "She could write a book, she would do a world of interviews. She knows where all the bodies are buried."
After some of the dust settled, Sharon apologized for her comments — which Piers says was forced — but that apparently didn't quell the anger, as the 68-year-old is said to be getting death threats. Because of the ongoing threats, the Osbourne family has beefed up its security team.
"The threats are coming in from all sides, in every way possible, threatening her, her family, and even their animals. It is all off the back of this drama on the show," a source told Page Six last week. "Sharon has had to significantly increase her security. She has done everything necessary so she and her family feels safe."
"She and her security team have alerted the authorities, they are going through all the appropriate channels," the source continued. "There were all kinds of threats, from death threats, to threats of violence, to kidnapping her dogs."