Six X Factor stars are preparing to file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Simon Cowell’s company SyCo, according to a yet-to-be-named former contestant.
The Celebrity X Factor and The Band series both received poor ratings, which led to the cancellation of The X Factor, which aired on ITV from 2004 to 2019.
However, despite rumors that Cowell, 62, wants to bring the formerly immensely popular show back to screens, a number of former stars are attempting to sue his organization.
Five single artists and one group, who have chosen to remain anonymous, are reportedly contacting a prestigious law firm to file a lawsuit against SyCo on the grounds that they were subjected to bullying, maltreatment, and neglect while performing.
“Being on the show was a horrific experience. Being on the show was a horrific experience. Simon needs to take responsibility. We lost a lot of money from having periods of our lives not making money to deal with trauma still ingrained from the show. We have a lot of evidence, including emails, recordings and psychological assessments that will show how we were mistreated.”
Meanwhile a spokesperson for X Factor told Metro.co.uk that “Welfare of those taking part is our No1 priority and we have robust measures and welfare teams in place to ensure support is always available.”