Cheryl Cole sues X Factor USA, demands $2.3 million, claims producers owe her big money based on contract

By on Dec 8, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Television, United States Comments

Cheryl Cole sues X Factor USA, and is demanding over $2.3 million in damages, claiming that show producers still owe her huge amount of money. She was fired as one of its judges in Season 1 in 2011 allegedly over her strong British accent that was too tough to be understood by American audience.

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Cheryl Cole
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According to E! Online on Friday, December 7, 2012, they obtained a copy of the lawsuit filed by Cheryl Cole, which said that she was paid by Blue Orbit Productions an amount of $1.8 million salary for X Factor USA Season 1, but claiming that she still has to receive a $2 million talent fee for the Season 2, based on her contract.

As noted in the report, Cole, who appeared in few episodes during auditions, claimed on her lawsuit that the show also owes her a $100,000 one-time wardrobe allowance, a $25,000 one-time all-inclusive stylist allowance, a $15,000-per-month apartment allowance to rent in L.A, and a $2,500-per-month living allowance.

In addition, the 29-year old former ‘Girls Aloud’ group member is also reportedly demanding the show producers a reimbursement for her personal security expenses and the first-class flights she had from London to L.A, including a three round-trip coach seats for her staff members.

As of this writing, Blue Orbit Productions has not released any formal comment on the case filed by Cole, who was replaced by Nicole Scherzinger for the entire first season of the show. Scherzinger, who was joined by Paula Abdul, was replaced by Britney Spears in Season 2. Abul was replaced by Demi Lovato.



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