Nigel Lythgoe (74) is retiring as a judge on talent show So You Think You Can Dance.
This happens after it became known on December 30 that pop star Paula Abdul (61 years old) filed a lawsuit against the British producer for sexual assault and harassment, she wrote. AP news agency.
Nigel Lythgoe (74 years old) himself denies these accusations.
His resignation announcement came a week after the accusations surfaced. According to Abdul, Lithgow allegedly harassed her several times when she served as a judge on the talent shows “Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
After the lawsuit became known, two female contestants on the reality TV show “All American Girl” from 2003 came forward and accused Lithgow of sexual assault and harassment, she wrote. People magazine.
“I have informed the producers of “So You Think You Can Dance” of my decision to step back and not participate in this year’s programming, Lythgoe says in a statement, according to the AP.
– I do so with a heavy heart, but completely voluntarily because this wonderful program has always been about dance and dancers, and that is where the focus should remain.
Known as “Bad Nigel”
Lythgoe goes on to say that he will use the time to “clear his name and repair his reputation.”
The 74-year-old actress has a background as a dancer, judge and producer, and has had a long career in both the UK and USA. He is a producer of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance.” The latter corresponds to the Norwegian program “Dancefeber”.
He goes with the title “Nigel is disgusting”“Nigel is disgusting”“Nasty Nigel” can be translated as “Infamous Nigel”. Other meanings of the English word “nasty” in this context are nasty/mean/mean. He is known for his sometimes notorious refereeing style.
After the accusations became known, Lithgow came out strongly against Apple and referred to it as a “smear campaign.”
December 30, 2023, Nigel Lythgoe said in a statement to Delivery time.
It does not replace clear
For her part, Paula Abdul claims she remained silent for years out of fear that Lithgow would retaliate by ruining her career.
Abdul believes that as one of the most famous talent show producers on television, he could easily have been blacklisted.
Abdul, 61, was a huge star in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for, among other things, the album “Forever Your Girl,” which spent 64 consecutive weeks on the Billboard charts. She still works as a singer, dancer and choreographer.
according to People magazine It has not yet been determined who will take over as judge after Lithgow's resignation.
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