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Woman sues Simon Cowell -- Decide for yourself if she has a case
July 22, 2010 - Andy Gray
This story just came over the Associated Press wire service:
"A woman who was rejected from the TV show `Britain's Got Talent' is trying to sue the program's host Simon Cowell for publicly humiliating her.
"Emma Czikai says Cowell was responsible for broadcasting her audition clip, despite her writing to him explaining that health problems had affected her performance.
"The 54-year-old said Thursday at a pre-hearing review in London that she brought the case to retain her "self-respect and dignity." The review will determine if a full employment tribunal can go ahead.
"She says her performance of Westlife's "You Raise Me Up" last year was affected by an ailment that caused painful swelling all over the body.
"The Sun newspaper reported that Czikai is seeking 2.5 million pounds ($3.8 million) in the lawsuit."
Here's a perfect example of how it's great living in the Internet age. Ten years ago, if I read a story like this, I would wonder, "Gee, did Simon Cowell do something particularly outrageous? Maybe someone will write something in greater detail."
Today, all I had to do was type in the woman's name on YouTube, and I could watch the clip myself. Click the link and judge for yourself. I'm no expert on British law, but I think Cowell's millions are safe.
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