Black Entertainment : 10 BLACK IDOL CONTESTANTS FILE SUIT

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    'American Idol' sued by 10 black contestants alleging racial smear campaign
    July 24, 2013, 8:53 PM EST
    By Tim Kenneally
    TheWrap
    A group of 10 black former "American Idol" contestants have sued the Fox show, claiming that producers dug up their arrest histories to get them thrown off because of their race, according to TMZ.

    The contestants say they were unfairly painted as criminals and sexual deviants -- despite that none was ever charged with a crime for which they were arrested, according to the report. What's more -- they say only blacks were targeted with the smear campaign.
    Bing: Jennifer Hudson joining 'Idol'? | Plus: Keith Urban returning to 'Idol'?
    Plaintiffs are Jaered Andrews (Season 2); Terrel and Derrell Brittenum (Season 5); Corey Clark (Season 2); Thomas Daniels (Season 6); Chris Golightly (Season 9); Ju'Not Joyner (Season 8); Jacob John Smalley (Season 2); Akron Watson (Season 6) and Donnie Williams (Season 3).
    Fox and "Idol" producers FremantleMedia had no comment on the lawsuit when contacted by TheWrap.
    Also on TheWrap: Meet the 10 Black Contestants Suing 'Idol' for Alleged Racism
    Each is suing for $25 million, and the group wants "American Idol" to implement a system to stop the behavior, TMZ reported.


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    Idol is so played out. It's on Fox Network. No surprise with the profiling of Black contestants there.
     
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