Former America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne says NBC is a “disgrace” for not taking proper care of a makeup artist injured on the set last year. The makeup artist, Jude Alcala, is suing NBC after falling through a hole on the America’s Got Talent stage and breaking his leg.
Speaking to TMZ.com, Sharon Osbourne called the America’s Got Talent set the “worst stage in the entire world” because of the way it was built. “Some guy designed a stage set with a hole in the middle,” she said. “Somebody has to pay the price.”
Sharon infamously quit AGT last year after she claims NBC cut her son Jack Osbourne as the host of Stars Earn Stripes when he was diagnosed with MS.
Jude Alcala, who was a makeup artist on America’s Got Talent 2012, says in court documents that he accidentally stepped into a hole on the stage last June. He fell six feet to the ground, breaking his femur and damaging his shoulder.
Jude is now seeking unspecified damages from NBC for negligence, claiming the network failed to post proper warning signs about the danger. NBC and production company Fremantle have not commented about the lawsuit.