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Simon Cowell Sued By 'Britain's Got Talent' Contestant

by Chris Jordan, posted Jul 23rd 2010 9:23AM
Simon Cowell's been accused of being a bad boy. But didn't we know that already?

Cowell is being sued by a contestant on the U.K.'s 'Britain's Got Talent' who claims that she was humiliated and degraded on the show, thanks to the treatment she received from Cowell and co-judge Piers Morgan, according to the Guardian. Before the contestant, Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai, was able to finish the first line of her song, 'You Raise Me Up,' both Cowell and Morgan hit their rejection buzzers.

Czikai's suit, for $3.8 million, cites damages due to the judges' "exploitation, humiliation, degradation and barbarism." She claimed her performance was off because she suffers from cervical spine neuritis, which affects her ability hear her own singing voice in noisy environments.

"I think I speak on behalf of everyone, you have got a horrible singing voice, Emma," Cowell said following her abbreviated performance.

Cowell, the former famously acerbic judge on 'American Idol,' is the creator of the 'Got Talent' franchise.

"This program makes a select number of rich people very very rich on the backs of the ordinary man and woman in the street," Czikai said in a a pre-trial review, which will determine if the suit goes forward.

Emma Amelia Pearl Czikai's 'Britain's Got Talent' appearance

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What a f*king deluded idiot. I hope when she goes to sue them she gets laughed at all over again. Even if it was true that she can't sing in a noisy environment.. well.. you can't very well be a professional singer if you can't sing in front of an audience, now can you??? Obviously that isn't the problem, the problem is she is a brain damaged fktard who can't sing.. but even if it WAS, it'd still mean she can't sing. Ugh. Just die.

November 14 2010 at 8:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dr. David M. Berman

what does she expect....she is very bad...and now she sues?...lol people are just crazy

July 28 2010 at 12:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frank A. Juliano

Where is my comment? It had a funny ending to it. Listen, the lawyers should have the contestants sign a release for the show to be able to afford the audience there entertainment value. A participant in the show should be able to expect the unexpected in the comment department, and, especially concerning the rep of one particular judge I do not care to mentions, reputation. Although, I have seen worse times the this.

July 26 2010 at 2:12 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Frank A. Juliano

What a terrible job you guys made for yourselves ! Imagine having to shoot someones dreams down in flames without a resounding regret expression, or kind word of empathy on behalf of the attempt,; for example; do not feel bad, I can not sing a lick either, and then show your attempt at it. It's so cruel to do that to someone in front of everyone. It's old english of unwarranted chastisement and public forum unwarrented humiliation guys!!!! Boy did she stink though.... lol. you'd think she would have expected this reaction though .......

July 26 2010 at 2:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

gimme a break. b***h should have known rejection was a possible outcome. Next she'll appear on "Hell's Kitchen" expecting brownies and a big warm hug! NOT!

July 24 2010 at 10:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Anne Mahoney

I don't know why she thinks she didn't get a chance she got 3 chances, and the last one lasted for quite some time, she didn't get any better. If a judge rewards her any money he should lose his title lol

July 24 2010 at 3:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You know...if they have to tell you how great they are... No matter what she has convinced herself, she just isn't good & needs to stop making excuses. They made the right call. They did eventually give her a chance to sing a little. And they didn't treat her any differently than they have other contestants from what I've seen of American Idol, which Simon Cowell was on for years. So she should just suck it up. I think she can take it...she was being a bit abusive back to them as well.

So, in my opinion, any judge who grants her $3.8 million dollars is out of their mind. The case should be thrown out of court. I think she's just looking for some quick cash like the woman who sued McDonald's for getting burned by the coffee she put between her legs while driving. DUH! That's just common sense. And she shouldn't have gotten a penny.

July 24 2010 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This woman is a complete Moron ... she's embarrassing. What attorney would even consider this a case, she goes there to be judged on her talent and if she doesn't hear what she wants to hear she tries to sue ? She should get smacked across the face instead for being so stupid. : )

July 23 2010 at 8:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bob Furr

Sorry... she cannot sing... but she is proof that some folks will sue over anything... happily the court will not take long to throw her out on her tin ear.

July 23 2010 at 8:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The worst part is that she is trying to use her disability as an excuse and to garner sympathy. You go on the show knowing that it's someone's opinion and that approval/rejection is the process in which they choose their favorite. Please! I hope they throw this out of court.

July 23 2010 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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