5 X Issue stars launch authorized motion in opposition to Simon Cowell over alleged remedy on defunct ITV expertise present
- Simon Cowell and his leisure enterprise have been hit with authorized claims
- Attorneys for Cowell ‘have been engaged on the claims relating to non-public harm’
- As many as 5 aspiring stars of the now defunct ITV expertise present declare that they weren’t given satisfactory care whereas competing
The Mail on Sunday can reveal that as many as 5 aspiring stars of the now defunct ITV expertise present declare that they weren’t given satisfactory care whereas competing.
Sources say that attorneys performing for Cowell have been engaged on the claims – understood to narrate to non-public harm – for the previous 12 months.
Simon Cowell (proper, with former decide Cheryl Cole) and his leisure enterprise Syco have been hit with authorized claims from former X Issue contestants
One of many claimants is Katie Waissel who featured within the 2010 sequence. Final 12 months, she revealed that she had individually reported allegations of sexual assault by a senior music business determine in a Los Angeles lodge room in 2015 to police.
Different former X Issue contestants are understood to have engaged attorneys who’ve written to Syco setting out their grievances.
Not one of the claims has but been taken to courtroom and it’s not identified if any monetary settlements have been provided or agreed.
A few of the present’s former stars have been important of the remedy they acquired. In a put up on Twitter, John and Edward Grimes – who carried out as Jedward – alleged: ‘Each contestant on The X Issue was a slave to the present and acquired paid zero whereas they made thousands and thousands.’
Cher Lloyd, who took half within the 2011 sequence, beforehand mentioned she felt ‘exploited’ by the expertise.
Sources near Cowell have expressed shock on the claims and demand The X Issue crew went ‘above and past’ to make sure these collaborating have been sorted.
One of many claimants is Katie Waissel (pictured) who featured within the 2010 sequence. Final 12 months, she revealed that she had individually reported allegations of sexual assault by a senior music business determine in a Los Angeles lodge room in 2015 to police
‘If anybody is aware of who was employed at the moment by Simon and have been concerned in his operation, significantly throughout his TV reveals, they are going to know that the crew put the protection wants of their contestants on the forefront of the whole lot,’ one supply mentioned.
‘It also needs to be remembered that individuals took half as a result of they needed to be well-known. In fact they will’t all win, there are going to be disappointments and there are going to be those that really feel it’s unfair they didn’t win.’
Mr Cowell and Syco declined to remark.