Berendo interrupted Cook by saying:
"Who cares? It's all about Ian Benardo tonight!
I'm going to replace you, Simon Cowell! No one has a thing to say about you, just me…and I want to say I'm replacing you, Simon Cowell, because I'm more entertaining than you!"
No one is going to admit that was in bad taste but it was what Dane did after that caused a commotion.
"Dane yelled at me 'I can’t believe you let this f***ing f*ggot get on stage with me," said Benardo. "His representative followed me off stage and continued to berate me, yelling 'You f***ed my client, you f***ing faggot, you will burn in hell.'"
He insists that Dane continued to yell at him as security escorted him from the building.
Although Cook's rep, Barry Katz, claims that this incident “never happened.”
Benardo is also upset at Ellen DeGeneres because she was allegedly a witness to the gay slurs.
"I want Ellen to apologize to me for not doing anything or saying anything to Dane while he was screaming at me," he continued. "I have always looked up to Ellen and I am offended that she sat by and did nothing."
[Image via WENN.]
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