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Nigel Lythgoe Accused of 2016 Sexual Assault in Car, New Suit Claims

Paula Abdul and 2 Jane Doe accusers implicated the previous American Idol judge of sexual attack in different fits in January

Nigel Lythgoe has actually been implicated of by force touching a lady in the back of an automobile in 2016, according to the Hollywood ReporterThis is the 3rd time in 2 months that the previous American Idol and You Think You Can Dance manufacturer has actually been implicated of sexual attack.

In a brand-new suit submitted Saturday in Los Angeles Superior Court, a Jane Doe accuser declared Lythgoe “firmly insisted” on driving her home after they satisfied at a Beverly Hills hotel. Throughout a minimum of 10 minutes, the problem declares the complainant tried to press Lythgoe away however that he continued to “fondle her breasts, and kiss her,” which he “even pushed his hand up Plaintiff’s skirt and permeated her genitalia.” Regardless of presumably informing the chauffeur how to get to her apartment or condo, the match declares the chauffeur took a longer path. The brand-new grievance brings claims for sexual battery, gender violence, and deliberate infliction of psychological distress versus Lythgoe and looks for an undefined quantity in damages.

“It is bothering to become aware of yet another declared event of a lady being made the most of and abused by a popular public figure,” stated Melissa Eubanks, the Jane Doe’s lawyer who likewise represents Paula Abdul in her different fit versus Lythgoe, in a declaration to THR

Marina Beck, a lawyer for Nigel Lythgoe, declared in a declaration to Wanderer that the “event never ever took place.” Beck included, “The quickly proven truths are that Nigel was at a public occasion, with his then-girlfriend, miles from Beverly Hills on the night in concern, as many witnesses will validate. We anticipate the timely termination of this pointless claim.”

Abdul took legal action against Lythgoe, together with the American Idol and SYTYCD production business, last month, declaring that the manufacturer sexually attacked her numerous times while she was hosting the programs. Days later on, 2 confidential Jane Doe accusers submitted a claim declaring Lythgoe required himself on them while they were individuals for the programAll American Girl. Lythgoe, co-creator of SYTYCD and executive manufacturer given that the program very first aired in 2005, stepped down from his post following the preliminary 2 suits implicating him of sexual attack.


It was later on revealed that JoJo Siwa, who functioned as a judge on the program’s 17th season in 2022, would be changing Lythgoe and returning as a judge for the upcoming season ofSYTYCD

This post was upgraded at 9:55 p.m. E.T. on Feb 22 to consist of a declaration from Marina Beck, a lawyer for Nigel Lythgoe.

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