Cheryl Cole soldiers on with X Factor compensation claim

Cheryl Cole

Former X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is continuing with her law suit against the USA show for axing her.

Cheryl claims that she should be getting £1.3 million after being cut from the show in 2011 during the audition stages.

She’s also after £200,000 in promised expenses, and interest on the total amount from over the past two years.

Despite making amends with Simon Cowell, Cheryl is pressing on with the case and a judge has now ruled in her favour after agreeing that the case had merit and setting up a trial in the near future.

But Judge Abraham Klein ruled that details about the case, including Cheryl and Simon's contract details, as well as payout or settlement deals, will be kept secret from the public.

If programme makers don't back down and Cheryl wins the case, it could see a £3.5 million bill.

An insider told the Daily Mirror: “This paperwork is a clear sign that Cheryl wants her day in court. She is pushing for full fees… £2million, legal fees and a bonus, which could total £3.5million. Cheryl will learn what Simon earned and her co-stars too.

“Those papers could be the smoking gun if she can show others have been treated differently to her. The confidentially of discovery order means much of his ­testimony is unlikely to become public. Had it not been signed, the trial would have been the most explosive reality show trial.

“Every aspect from pay, expenses, contracts and personal ­requirements of the stars will be released.”

But if Cheryl loses the case, she faces a £1 million legal bill, as well as costs from the other side.

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