Paula Abdul Sues Producer Nigel Lythgoe, Labeling Him a ‘Disgusting Human Being

Shocking Allegations Against American Idol Producer

Nigel Lythgoe, renowned for his work on American Idol, faces serious accusations of sexual assault in a lawsuit filed by fellow judge Paula Abdul.

In the lawsuit, Abdul alleges multiple assaults and a history of verbal abuse and harassment by Lythgoe, branding him a ‘disgusting human being.’

Claims of Assault and Harassment Unveiled

Abdul’s lawsuit, filed at Los Angeles Superior Court, details instances of alleged assault and mistreatment by Lythgoe.

She accuses him of verbal insults, belittlement, and instances of sexual assault, including forced physical advances and inappropriate behavior during their time working together on American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance.

Silence Broken Amid Career Concerns

Abdul, according to sources close to her, kept silent for years due to fear and concerns about her career.

The source alleges that Lythgoe’s behavior created a hostile environment, causing Abdul to feel afraid to speak out against him for fear of retaliation and financial repercussions.

Denials and Defense from Lythgoe’s Camp

While Lythgoe has yet to comment directly on the allegations, a close friend defended him, stating that the lawsuit does not align with the Nigel they know.

They describe him as flirtatious but maintain he remains respectful and professional, dismissing the accusations as unfounded.

Legal Implications and Industry Fallout

Abdul filed the lawsuit under California’s Sexual Abuse and Cover-Up Accountability Act, which allows claims of sexual assault, even if the statute of limitations has expired.

The lawsuit seeks damages from multiple production companies associated with American Idol and related shows.

Paula Abdul’s lawsuit against Nigel Lythgoe, alleging sexual assault and years of mistreatment, has sent shockwaves through the American Idol sphere.

The legal battle unfolds amidst denials from Lythgoe’s camp and a deepening industry debate over accountability and workplace conduct.

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