Dueling Lawsuits Fired Off Between Simon Fuller, X-Factor
July 22, 2011 at 11:43 AM (PT)
AMERICAN IDOL creator and producer SIMON FULLER has filed a lawsuit filed in CALIFORNIA over the imminent debut of SIMON COWELL's talent competition, THE X-FACTOR. CONTACTMUSIC.COM reports that FULLER alleges that FOX had reneged on a 2005 deal to give him an executive producer credit, plus associated fees, on X-FACTOR in return for FULLER's agreement to drop a copyright suit against the producers of X-FACTOR.
In response, FOX said that FULLER "seeks payment and credit as an executive producer despite his neither having been approved by the required parties, nor hired, as such. We believe this lawsuit is without merit and we expect to prevail."