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Paula Abdul is suing American Idol producer Nigel Lithgow for sexual assault

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Paula Abdul is suing American Idol producer Nigel Lithgow for sexual assault

Paula Abdul hits American Idol producer Nigel Lithgow with sexual assault lawsuit
Paula Abdul hits American Idol producer Nigel Lithgow with sexual assault lawsuit

Paula Abdul accused the executive producer of American Idol, Nigel Lithgow for sexually harassing the singer twice. The former filed suit on Friday, Dec. 30.

The Opposites attract the singer claims in the lawsuit that Lythgoe assaulted her in an elevator during early seasons of the popular singing show.

She claims she was pushed against a wall by Nigel as he touched her inappropriately in an attempt to force himself on the singer.

Years later he invited Rush Rush the singer came over for dinner and Abdul accepted the offer, assuming it would be a professional setup.

She later found out that the producer tried to force himself on her.

The lawsuit states that every time Lythgoe tried to attack Abdul, she ran away.

He also accused the producer of verbal harassment and abuse, as well as the fact that she was paid less than the male judges of American Idol.

The 61-year-old multi-hyphenate star mentioned that the producer tried to assault one of her assistants in April 2015.

The lawsuit added: “For years, Abdul remained silent about the sexual assault and harassment she experienced at the hands of Lythgoe for fear of speaking out against one of television’s most prominent competition show producers, who could easily end her career as a television personality and to be ostracized and banned from an industry that had a pattern of protecting powerful men and silencing survivors of sexual assault and harassment.

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