Idol" as part of a racist (and illegal) plot to boost ratings. TMZ has obtained a letter, submitted to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by NY attorney James H. Freeman -- in which he asks for permission to sue Idol and FOX on behalf...
Nigel Lythgoe for giving them their big break. TMZ broke the story ... the twins -- along with seven other African-American former contestants -- are planning to sue ... claiming "A.I." unfairly targets black contestants by using information...
NY Daily News
Nine former contestants, including Corey Clark, primed to sue 'Idol' executive producer Nigel Lythgoe called the allegations 'ridiculous.' 'We treat everybody the same ... no matter the race, religion or sex,' he said.
The Dallas Morning News
According to TMZ , nine former American Idol contestants from different seasons are banding together under NY attorney James H. Freeman to sue the popular FOX reality show, alleging that racism played a key role in their dismal from the show...Equal...
Just as Season 12 gets underway, nine former contestants have joined forces to sue the singing competition juggernaut for ousting them in what they claim was a racist ratings-boosting plot, according to TMZ ...Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...
Christian Science Monitor
Former 'American Idol' contestants say they were disqualified based on their race and criminal records, in violation of California law.