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9 former american idol contestants file lawsuit. claim they were forced to leave because they were black

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Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:24 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Its the nationally airing it for ratings that they are saying is the racist act.
Idk..


Quoting Anonymous:

1. Corey Clark: Top-10 finalist Corey Clark got booted
from season two for failing to disclose a prior arrest for allegedly
beating his teen sister in 2003.
He also claimed an alleged sexual
relationship with former judge Paula Abdul, an allegation Idol's
powers-that-be ruled unfounded.



2. Jaered Andrews: That same season, top 32 finalist
Jaered Andrews was tossed from the show after producers learned of his
arrest for allegedly assaulting 39-year-old Thomas Blakeley outside a
bar in Pennsylvania.
The incident led to Blakeley's death. Andrews and
friends were reportedly celebrating his status as an "Idol" semifinalist
in the hours before the incident.


3. Donnie Williams: Season three was not without
controversy either, as top 32 finalist Donnie Williams was shown the
door following an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. At
the time, he was reportedly toasting his Idol success for his
then-upcoming Hollywood-round debut.


4.Terrell Brittenum and 5. Derrell Brittenum: Twins
Derrell and Terrell were strong contenders in American Idol season five,
but were disqualified from the show's Hollywood Round when it was
revealed they'd been charged with forgery, theft by deception and
financial identity fraud for allegedly buying a 2005 Dodge Magnum using
another man's identity.



6. Thomas Daniels:'American Idol 6' hopeful Thomas
Daniels became the first Seattle contestant to advance to Hollywood and
the first to get booted after failing to disclose his criminal past to
"American Idol" producers. In December 2005, Daniels was arrested for
hit and run. When he failed to appear in court for the arraignment,
Daniels was rearrested
.


7. Akron Watson: Season six also brought an early end
of the line for Akron Watson, a contestant from Dallas, who was asked to
depart two days before he was scheduled to leave for Hollywood after
producers discovered he was arrested in April 2003 for misdemeanor
possession of marijuana.



8. JuNot Joyner: Season 8 Top 36 contestant, JuNot
Joyner is unique from the other eight parties in the lawsuit. He made it
to Hollywood but was cut. The reason, he said, was because the
competition is rigged. He claimed the show's producers wanted him to
play the struggling singer from the "hood" and he refused to do it and
therefore made sure he was cut.


"It's fixed. It's manipulated," Joyner told ABCNews.com
at the time, adding that "Idol" spotlights certain contestants
producers feel will resonate with the audience and, literally, keeps
others in the shadows. "It's scripted; it's not a talent competition."


9. Chris Golightly: Golightly, who grew up in 25
foster homes from the age of 18 months, made a great first impression
with audiences during his audition episode in 2010. But he was
cryptically disqualified from Season 9 — despite appearing in the Top 24
group shot — after producers determined he hadn't been forthcoming
about being under a recording contract with a boy-band, MTV writes.
Golightly denied the claim, stating that his contract expired in 2009.
American Idol disqualified him anyway, replacing him with Tim Urban.

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7 out of 9 have arrests in their background-one has manslaughter. And they feel they were let go for skin color?

Kay...


activitymode
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:43 AM
Poor stupid criminals. They should all be publicly humiliated for being losers.
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activitymode
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:44 AM
They deserved it. They are lowlife scum looking for a quick buck.

Quoting Anonymous:

Its the nationally airing it for ratings that they are saying is the racist act.

Idk..




Quoting Anonymous:

1. Corey Clark: Top-10 finalist Corey Clark got booted

from season two for failing to disclose a prior arrest for allegedly

beating his teen sister in 2003.
He also claimed an alleged sexual

relationship with former judge Paula Abdul, an allegation Idol's

powers-that-be ruled unfounded.





2. Jaered Andrews: That same season, top 32 finalist

Jaered Andrews was tossed from the show after producers learned of his

arrest for allegedly assaulting 39-year-old Thomas Blakeley outside a

bar in Pennsylvania.
The incident led to Blakeley's death. Andrews and

friends were reportedly celebrating his status as an "Idol" semifinalist

in the hours before the incident.





3. Donnie Williams: Season three was not without

controversy either, as top 32 finalist Donnie Williams was shown the

door following an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. At

the time, he was reportedly toasting his Idol success for his

then-upcoming Hollywood-round debut.





4.Terrell Brittenum and 5. Derrell Brittenum: Twins

Derrell and Terrell were strong contenders in American Idol season five,

but were disqualified from the show's Hollywood Round when it was

revealed they'd been charged with forgery, theft by deception and

financial identity fraud for allegedly buying a 2005 Dodge Magnum using

another man's identity.






6. Thomas Daniels:'American Idol 6' hopeful Thomas

Daniels became the first Seattle contestant to advance to Hollywood and

the first to get booted after failing to disclose his criminal past to

"American Idol" producers. In December 2005, Daniels was arrested for

hit and run. When he failed to appear in court for the arraignment,

Daniels was rearrested
.





7. Akron Watson: Season six also brought an early end

of the line for Akron Watson, a contestant from Dallas, who was asked to

depart two days before he was scheduled to leave for Hollywood after

producers discovered he was arrested in April 2003 for misdemeanor

possession of marijuana.






8. JuNot Joyner: Season 8 Top 36 contestant, JuNot

Joyner is unique from the other eight parties in the lawsuit. He made it

to Hollywood but was cut. The reason, he said, was because the

competition is rigged. He claimed the show's producers wanted him to

play the struggling singer from the "hood" and he refused to do it and

therefore made sure he was cut.





"It's fixed. It's manipulated," Joyner told ABCNews.com

at the time, adding that "Idol" spotlights certain contestants

producers feel will resonate with the audience and, literally, keeps

others in the shadows. "It's scripted; it's not a talent competition."





9. Chris Golightly: Golightly, who grew up in 25

foster homes from the age of 18 months, made a great first impression

with audiences during his audition episode in 2010. But he was

cryptically disqualified from Season 9 — despite appearing in the Top 24

group shot — after producers determined he hadn't been forthcoming

about being under a recording contract with a boy-band, MTV writes.

Golightly denied the claim, stating that his contract expired in 2009.

American Idol disqualified him anyway, replacing him with Tim Urban.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

7 out of 9 have arrests in their background-one has manslaughter. And they feel they were let go for skin color?

Kay...


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LittlePistol87
by Bronze Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:44 AM

I hope they lose. They all had a horrible criminal background. One guy beat his sister almost to death, another was charged with assault that lead to a death, other for drinking and driving, another for possession of illegal drugs and one had an outstanding warrant.

Why do these men think they can and deserve to be American Idols??  They don't. If it was something like a speeding ticket I would understand but damn why should we make these criminals rich over ppl who abide by the law? It's very clear race is not the issue here, The permanent judge is black, right now they have 3 black judges and one white. How is that racist? 

ksueditz
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM
Just showed it here. There were 3 prior winners, who are black. Also, a former contestant, who did NOT win, who said she never felt discriminated against. Seems fishy to me.


Quoting Anonymous:

Its basically the ones who were told they could go on but then let go because they failed to disclose prior criminal records . They say they were humiliated on TV.



If you are central zone good morning America is about to have the story. East coast may have already ran it.






Quoting Anonymous:

Can anyone make it clicky? I don't see how that could be true considering they have had winners that were black and others have gone pretty far in the competition.




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Liz132
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:48 AM

 So are they saying all blacks have criminal records? I don't understand how being eliminated for hiding their criminal records as anything to do with the fact that they happened to be black.

Quoting Anonymous:

They say its been a scheme of American idol to exploit black contestants. They say its inhumane and cruel.


Quoting Miller0305:

They were forced to leave because they didn't disclose their criminal records.  What a bunch of sore losers.


 

Kitschy
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:51 AM
I don't doubt it really. AI as a whole is cruel and inhumane.
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MamaRae85
by *you're on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:54 AM

I don't get it. Were any of them convicted of the crimes they were arrested for? In many states, CA included, it's illegal to ask if someone was arrested, only if they were convicted. I totally think their claim that it was based on race is ridiculous, but am I wrong in thinking that AI broke the law by asking about their arrest record? I could be, I don't know for sure.

duejan13th
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:55 AM
Oh give Me a freaking break!!!!!!!!!!!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 8:57 AM

I'm so sick of the racist claim for everything. If you flip their issue it seems 7 out of 9 blacks are criminals. That's not appealing so instead of owning their own stuff AKA accountability these 9 individuals blame Idol.

I'm posting the backgound of the 9 below but 7 are down right trash, they are freaking criminals and lied to continue on the show.

One is either burned by his not measuring up or he is truthful in his claims about the show being scripted.... of course so is every other reality show. After all they have to get the ratings up and make money. What he is now, is a fool for joining the likes of this criminal gang in lawsuit where 7 aren't worth knowing.

The other one is rightly removed because he withheld information. It's really that simple and if they don't like it they don't have to sign up for Idol.


What I do not understand is how employment rules apply to a contest????? Someone please help as I believe it's a contest until you are hired which would then incorporate employment rules but not a moment before. The other stuff is simply contest rules and obviously Idol can't have people with criminal past as why should they spend their money promoting a criminal. The stars have enough issues on their own once they have money, but I would not help along a criminal on my dime as it is risky and Idol is looking to make a profit not lose their ass. SMH.


'American Idol' Contestants involved in the suit

Here's some background information on Freeman's Idol nine involved in the lawsuit:

1. Corey Clark: Top-10 finalist Corey Clark got booted from season two for failing to disclose a prior arrest for allegedly beating his teen sister in 2003. He also claimed an alleged sexual relationship with former judge Paula Abdul, an allegation Idol's powers-that-be ruled unfounded.
2. Jaered Andrews: That same season, top 32 finalist Jaered Andrews was tossed from the show after producers learned of his arrest for allegedly assaulting 39-year-old Thomas Blakeley outside a bar in Pennsylvania. The incident led to Blakeley's death. Andrews and friends were reportedly celebrating his status as an "Idol" semifinalist in the hours before the incident.
3. Donnie Williams: Season three was not without controversy either, as top 32 finalist Donnie Williams was shown the door following an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. At the time, he was reportedly toasting his Idol success for his then-upcoming Hollywood-round debut.
4.Terrell Brittenum and 5. Derrell Brittenum: Twins Derrell and Terrell were strong contenders in American Idol season five, but were disqualified from the show's Hollywood Round when it was revealed they'd been charged with forgery, theft by deception and financial identity fraud for allegedly buying a 2005 Dodge Magnum using another man's identity.
6. Thomas Daniels:'American Idol 6' hopeful Thomas Daniels became the first Seattle contestant to advance to Hollywood and the first to get booted after failing to disclose his criminal past to "American Idol" producers. In December 2005, Daniels was arrested for hit and run. When he failed to appear in court for the arraignment, Daniels was rearrested.
7. Akron Watson: Season six also brought an early end of the line for Akron Watson, a contestant from Dallas, who was asked to depart two days before he was scheduled to leave for Hollywood after producers discovered he was arrested in April 2003 for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
8. JuNot Joyner: Season 8 Top 36 contestant, JuNot Joyner is unique from the other eight parties in the lawsuit. He made it to Hollywood but was cut. The reason, he said, was because the competition is rigged. He claimed the show's producers wanted him to play the struggling singer from the "hood" and he refused to do it and therefore made sure he was cut.
"It's fixed. It's manipulated," Joyner told ABCNews.com at the time, adding that "Idol" spotlights certain contestants producers feel will resonate with the audience and, literally, keeps others in the shadows. "It's scripted; it's not a talent competition."
9. Chris Golightly: Golightly, who grew up in 25 foster homes from the age of 18 months, made a great first impression with audiences during his audition episode in 2010. But he was cryptically disqualified from Season 9 — despite appearing in the Top 24 group shot — after producers determined he hadn't been forthcoming about being under a recording contract with a boy-band, MTVwrites. Golightly denied the claim, stating that his contract expired in 2009. American Idol disqualified him anyway, replacing him with Tim Urban.



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