Idol contestants sue the show for racism

By Drum Digital
25 July 2013

Ten former American Idol contestants have filed a lawsuit against the talent search show, reports TMZ. The 10 lads claim unfair treatment towards them because of their race. The contestants -- Corey Clark (Season 2), Jaered Andrews (Season 2), Jacob John Smalley (Season 2), Donnie Williams (Season 3), Terrell Brittenum (Season 5), Derrell Brittenum (Season 5), Thomas Daniels (Season 6), Akron Watson (Season 6), Ju'Not Joyner (Season 8), and Chris Golightly (Season 9).

Each wants a minimum of $25 million in compensation  accusing producers of conducting a "cruel and inhumane" scheme to exploit them for ratings by illegally digging up their arrest histories and using the records to humiliate them on national TV.

Apparently this “illegal digging” was only done on blacks and never on white contestants according to their lawyer.

TMZ reports that the 10 also want Idol to adopt new anti-racism regulations.

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