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American Idol Cast-Offs Claim Racial Discrimination In MEGA Lawsuit; Each Demands $25 Mil!

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As if the game show wasn't in enough hot water with abysmal ratings and high turnover!!

Ten former American Idol contestants from several different seasons just filed a lawsuit against the show — each claims they were unjustly booted because they are black and now they're looking for a huge payday!!!

Lawyers for the failed contestants claim the show misconstrued them all to be "violent criminals, liars and sexual deviants" when none of them were even convicted of those charges!

The plaintiffs accuse producers of concocting various "cruel and inhumane" plans which include digging up their arrest records and humiliating them on national TV just to boost the show's ratings, which is why they each seek millions of dollars in damages!!!

They allege racial discrimination because, according to the plaintiff's lawyer, only black contestants were probed about a criminal background!!

Claiming their lives were irrevocably tarnished by an undeserved bashing on network TV, the ten former contestants want more than just the cash, they want American Idol to instigate new policies which might prevent this from ever happening again!

The contestants — Corey Clark, Jaered Andrews, Jacob John Smalley, Donnie Williams, Terrell Brittenum, Derrell Brittenum, Thomas Daniels, Akron Watson, Ju'Not Joyner, and Chris Golightly — are seeking AT LEAST $25 million each.

Fox has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

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5 comments to “American Idol Cast-Offs Claim Racial Discrimination In MEGA Lawsuit; Each Demands $25 Mil!”

  1. ravi vaghmashi says – reply to this


    american idol is submitted by the henderson michael.

  2. tacogirl says – reply to this


    What a bunch of Idiots….Whaaaa…you didn't pick me, I'm going to sue you.
    I hope they are laughed out of court. Playing the race card just makes them look
    ridiculous, talk about racist.

  3. cait says – reply to this


    most of the judges are black? why would they boot you cause of it?

  4. amanda says – reply to this


    Um, this past season's winner was a black woman. And there's also Fantasia and Ruben Studdard who are past winners as well, and several minorities have made it very far on the show — Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet last year were 1st and 2nd runners up. Doesn't seem like their lawsuit holds much water to me!

  5. 5

    Corey Clark does whatever he can do to stay in the news.