Producers of the show may soon face a lawsuit, brought on by nine black former contestants, who are claiming that the show is racist.
The nine singers who have joined together to make the allegations that they were FORCED off the show because of their race?
Corey Clark (Season 2), Jaered Andrews (Season 2), Donnie Williams (Season 3), Terrell Brittenum (Season 5), Derrell Brittenum (Season 5), Thomas Daniels (Season 6), Akron Watson (Season 6), Ju'Not Joyner (Season 8) and Chris Golightly (Season 9).
Supposedly, the former Idol hopefuls feel they were booted from the show as a way for the network to up their ratings!
They’ve even hired a lawyer, wrote a letter to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and are investigating the show for only publicly disqualifying nine contestants, who were all black.
James H. Freeman, the former contestants’ attorney, claims