'American Idol' called the allegations 'ridiculous.'
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'American Idol' called the allegations 'ridiculous.'

New York City : NY : USA | Jan 25, 2013 at 10:33 AM PST
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"American Idol" has been paying an off-key campaign to increase ratings by playing the race card.

The show has been more popular by publically revealing that some black contestants have arrest records - and then using that as an excuse to boot them off the show.

"I don't know how they got it, but they got it," Freeman said Friday. "I'm not trying to litigate these claims through the press."

There was no immediate response from FOX Broadcasting to the potential suit, but "Idol" Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe called the allegations "ridiculous."

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American Idol' finalist Corey Clark, is one of nine former contestants suing the show for alleged discrimination.
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