Sharon Osbourne has been receiving deaths ever since her skirmish on "The Talk" last week, and she's now hired personal security.
"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. "Sharon has had to significantly increase her security. She has done everything necessary so she and her family feels safe."
The hubbub started after Sharon's on-air spat with fellow co-host Sheryl Underwood on March 10, in which Ozzy Osbourne's wife defended Piers Morgan's controversial comments about Meghan Markle. Piers had questioned the validity of The Duchess' mental health struggles and her allegations of royal family racism. 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. On March 14, it was announced that the show would go on a brief hiatus while CBS reviewed the heated exchange.
Since then, Sharon has apologized, but that apparently hasn't quelled the anger.
"She and her security team have alerted the authorities, they are going through all the appropriate channels," Page Six's source said. "There were all kinds of threats, from death threats, to threats of violence, to kidnapping her dogs."
Sharon recently turned off the comments on her Instagram because the messages were getting too nasty.
TMZ said people have gotten ahold of her phone number and have been texting her with wishes of harm. The website also published pictures of security monitoring the outside of Sharon's home in Los Angeles.
After the hiatus was announced, several women have come forward with unflattering claims against Sharon, including Holly Robinson Peet, who alleged that the 68-year-old called her "too ghetto" to be on daytime TV. Former "The Talk" co-host Leah Remini said Sharon would use racist and homophobic slurs when referring to Julie Chen and former co-host Sara Gilbert.
The additional security might not be the only change in Sharon's life. Page Six reported that Sharon is expecting to be fired from "The Talk," but she won't go without a huge payout.
"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."
Additionally, two of the show's executive producers may be on the chopping block for the flap.
"They blew it. Not preparing Sharon was a fatal mistake. It has destroyed the show," the source said. "They may also have to take the fall. The staff is waiting for the announcement that Sharon is done, but meanwhile they are still all pointing fingers."