X Factor 2013: Simon Cowell to testify against Cheryl Cole in US lawsuit?

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Simon Cowell could end up in the witness stand during Cheryl Cole’s upcoming lawsuit, it has been claimed.

The X Factor boss hired the Geordie beauty for his American show two years ago, but sacked her after a matter of weeks and now she wants payback.

Insiders have told Now magazine that the British star, who once admitted that he was romantically interested in Cole, is top of the witness list for X Factor production company Blue Orbit, if the case comes before a jury and isn’t settled outside court.

The Girls Aloud star is thought to be suing the company for £1.4million. She was paid in full for one full series of the show, but is demanding full payment for a second as well as £62,000 each year for clothes, £16,000 for hair and make-up, £9,400-a-month for rent and £1,600-a-month for living expenses.

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A TV insider told The Sun recently:

‘Everyone is surprised by the lawsuit. No judge would be paid for a season they didn’t appear on.’


Court papers submitted by Cheryl’s lawyer claim that the ‘Under The Sun’ hitmaker was promised payment whether or not she starred in the final show. She received £1.1million for her very few appearances on season one but is now demanding £1.25million for the second run, as well as expenses which she believes are owing.

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6 Responses to “X Factor 2013: Simon Cowell to testify against Cheryl Cole in US lawsuit?”

  1. Tahaweh Minwah says:

    Gosh for a girl who comes from such humble beginnings, she sure is a greedy ***.

    • jerry lee says:

      It’s not exactly gonna harm Simon is it, this is like taking money for a box of cookies, Simon can replace this money by making one direction do another tour date or make them work even harder than they already do. And is there any need to call her names, by the looks of your comment, it’s not her that’s nasty.

      • Lucy says:

        It’s not really about whether or not it harms him or anyone. It’s about the fact that the lawsuit seems completely uncalled for. Unless she was initially signed to a two year contract, she has no basis on which to sue him or X Factor. Just because he’s stupidly rich doesn’t mean he deserves to have his money taken away from him.

      • jerry lee says:

        That’s the thing though, apparently she was signed to a 2 year contract, do you honestly believe she would sue him if there was no chance of her winning, she must have some evidence, also, it’s her lawyer that’s currently dealing with the case so he must also believe there is a reason for the lawsuit, this isn’t just “oh I got fired I’ll sue the boss no matter what happens”

  2. emily lou says:

    Hope she takes him for all he’s got he didn’t mind humiliating her , and now she won’t come back on any of the x factors, a lot of people will miss her, and would love to see her back, i won’t be watching x factor again

  3. Sara says:

    I mean yeah, Simon embarrassed her by firing her from X Factor US, but I don’t see how she expects to win this lawsuit. She’s suing for payment for a series she never even appeared in. She was set to be in series 1 (2011) and has already been paid for that. Now she wants payment for series 2 (2012) as well? That’d be like Kelly Rowland demanding payment for series 9 of X Factor UK (2012) after Nicole took her spot. Makes absolutely no sense, and I don’t understand why Cheryl believes she deserves compensation for a series she had no involvement in.