Paula Abdul sues “American Idol” producer for abuse

Paula Abdul sues “American Idol” producer for abuse

Actress and former “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul, 61, has filed a lawsuit against the show's producer Nigel Lythgoe, 74, for abuse.


Paula Abdul claims that producer Nigel Lythgoe assaulted her multiple times when she worked as a judge on the talent shows “Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” according to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”. TMZ Which refers to legal documents.

Briton Nigel Lythgoe (74 years old) is a former dancer himself and has proven himself as a producer and director. He goes with the title.”Nigel is disgustingNigel is disgusting“Nasty Nigel” can be translated as “Infamous Nigel”. Other synonyms for bad in Norwegian in this context are bad/mean/mean.» He is known for his harsh and sometimes notorious refereeing style.

Abdul filed a lawsuit against Lythgoe on Friday, December 29, in Los Angeles County. TMZ wrote that they viewed documents in which Abdul claims the first assault occurred on one of “Idol's” first seasons during initial regional auditions.

Producer: British Nigel Lithgow (74 years old) is a former dancer himself and has proven himself as a producer.  It's called a nickname

According to TMZ, Abdul claims Lythgoe entered the elevator at the hotel they were staying at and pushed her into the wall as soon as the elevator door closed. According to Abdul, he must have felt her breasts and stomach and tried to kiss her with his tongue.

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The singer and talent judge's account of the incident is that she tried to push him away and that she ran to her room as soon as the elevator door opened.

Abdul claims that she immediately informed her representatives about the incident, but decided to remain silent for fear of retaliation.

I thought she was going to a business meeting

The second assault is said to have occurred in 2015 when she was a judge on the dance competition “So You Think You Can Dance,” the equivalent of “Dance Fever” here in Norway.

According to Abdul, Lithgow then reportedly invited her to his home to discuss career opportunities, which she reportedly accepted because she thought it was a professional relationship.

Instead, she ended up back in a situation where Lithgow assaulted her, according to Abdul — who also claims she witnessed the producer harassing one of Abdul's assistants on one occasion.


The former talent judge is suing Lythgoe personally and the production companies for sexual assault and harassment, among other things.

Rolling Stone magazine Abdul claims Lithgow also verbally insulted her before she took on the role of judge, calling her an irrelevant person who “probably would not have been recognized by the contestants on the show,” she wrote.

TMZ wrote that they attempted to get comment from Nigel Lythgoe, who has not yet responded to the inquiry.

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– Difficulty of management in industry

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 has a background as a cheerleader and dancer and has also worked as a choreographer, including for Janet Jackson.

– It is difficult to manage in this industry. You can't take things too seriously. The singer stated that the older I get, the more I can live in the moment, the more I appreciate everything that happens H! News On the red carpet in 2019.

STARS: Paula Abdul arrives at the CMA Awards in Nashville on November 8, 2023.

He was injured in a plane crash

On a personal level, Paula Abdul has witnessed many dramatic events in her life:

In 1992, she suffered serious fractures during an emergency plane landing. The accident slowed down her career and she had to undergo several extensive surgeries.

-No one knows where you went. I suffered from paralysis for five and a half years, the worst I have ever been through. Then I came back through “American Idol,” Abdul said around the time of his 2008 return.

She also suffers from a rare neurological disorder resulting from an accident as a teenager when she suffered a neck injury while working as a cheerleader.

Watch the video: Here, singing star Paula Abdul falls off the stage


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