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article imageFired 'Ex Factor' judge sues for $2.3 million

By Brandi Fleeks     Dec 8, 2012 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - Ousted 'X Factor' judge Cheryl Cole has filed a lawsuit Friday against Blue Orbit productions, the producers of the show, for $2.3 million, which she claims she's owed for the second season of the show.
The British pop star was hired for two seasons of the U.S. version of the show but was fired after recording in only cities, Los Angeles and Chicago. She was paid $1.8 million for the first season but didn’t receive payment for season two.
The lawsuit claims Cole had a “play or pay” clause in her contract that provides she be paid $2 million for the first two seasons plus expenses.
The suit asks for $100,000 for wardrobe, $25,000 for her stylist, $15,000/month for housing and $2,500 a month for living costs. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she’s also asking for reimbursement for personal security and first class flight accommodations between Los Angeles and her native London.
Cole was released from season two because reportedly, American viewers wouldn’t be able to understand her accent. Nicole Scherzinger replaced her for the first season of the show.
Blue Orbit Productions has not released a statement.
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