“Breaking Silence: Paula Abdul Unveils Shocking Allegations Against ‘American Idol’ Producer Nigel Lythgoe

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Paula Abdul Accuses ‘American Idol’ producer Nigel Lythgoe of Sexual Assault

Paula Abdul, the renowned American singer and dancer, has filed a lawsuit against Nigel Lythgoe, former producer of “American Idol” and a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance,” accusing him of sexual assault during the early 2000s when she was a judge on the reality competition show. The lawsuit, submitted in Los Angeles, alleges that Lythgoe continued to assault Abdul even after she left “American Idol”.

The first incident detailed in the lawsuit occurred while Abdul and Lythgoe were on the road filming auditions for an earlier season of “American Idol.” In a hotel elevator, Lythgoe allegedly groped and forcefully kissed Abdul. Despite reporting the incident to a representative, Abdul chose not to take action due to fear of retaliation and potential dismissal from American Idol.

Years later, while collaborating on “So You Think You Can Dance,” Abdul claims that Lythgoe made another unwanted advance during a dinner at his home in 2015. Abdul, fearing retaliation, did not speak out about this incident too.

Paula Abdul accuses 'American Idol' producer Nigel Lythgoe of sexual assault in lawsuit

Abdul’s lawyer, Douglas Johnson, commended her for speaking out, acknowledging the difficulty of such a decision. Lythgoe responded with shock and sadness, asserting that Abdul’s lawsuit is untrue and promising to vigorously fight the claims.

The lawsuit, filed just before the December 31 deadline set by a California law, adds to a wave of similar claims, reflecting a growing push for accountability and justice in cases of sexual assault within the entertainment industry.

In addition to targeting Lythgoe, this lawsuit also implicates American Idol Productions, Dance Nation Productions, 19 Entertainment, and Fremantle media North America for being aware of Lythgoe’s behavior and taking no action.

Abdul, celebrated for hits like “Straight Up” and “Opposites Attract,” rose to fame as a reality show judge in the early 2000s, while Lythgoe gained prominence as a choreographer and TV personality.

FAQ’s about Paula Abdul:

How old is Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul was born on June 19, 19562 and currently she is 62 years old.

Paula Abdul husband

Paula Abdul was married to actor Emilio Estevez from 1992 to 1994, their marriage lasted for around 2 years. Later she married a well know clothing designer Brad Beckerman in 1996, but they divorced in 1998, their marriage lasted for around 17 months. 

Paula Abdul kids

As per the latest information Paula Abdul do not have any kids. She is still considering adoption a child.

Paula Abdul’s Net Worth

As per several reports on internet, Paula Abdula’s estimated Net Worth in 2023 is around $30 million.

Paula Abdul hit songs

Here are top 10 hit songs from Paula Abdul. She has sung over 32 songs in her singing career.

  1. Cold Hearted – 1988 
  2. Straight Up – 1988 
  3. Rush, Rush – 1991 
  4. The Way That You Love Me – 1988 
  5. Opposites Attract – 1988 
  6. My Love Is For Real – 1995 
  7. Forever Your Girl – 1988 
  8. Alright Tonight – 1991 
  9. The Promise of A New Day – 1991 
  10. Ain’t Never Gonna Give You Up – 1995 

For full list of all the songs from Paula Abdul, please follow : paula abdul songs – Google Search 




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