Way back in March 2009, we learned that Rock of Love Charm School contestant Megan Hauserman was planning on filing a lawsuit against Sharon Osbourne for battery, negligence, and infliction of emotional distress.
Now, jury selection has begun for the trial, and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Abraham A. Khan has tried to convince both parties to settle, but to no avail.
Hauserman's lawyer Roderick L. Lindblom says he plans to show the jury video footage from Charm School as evidence.
Here's what he had to say about it:
"You watch this tape, it's pretty horrific. I want to put on evidence and ask a jury to award money."
At this point, it looks like Team Hauserman will be dropping the infliction of emotional distress claim, but they still have every intention of pushing forward with the battery and negligence claims.
Hauserman is claiming that Sharon "hit her, pulled her hair and scratched her," following their insult fest. Osbourne is countersuing because she claims Megan "assumed the risk of injury" by taking part in the show, and that she "breached her part of the agreement by suing."
In her countersuit, Osbourne says that she believes Megan Hauserman started the incident in order to get publicity.
…Team Osbourne or Team Hauserman?
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