X Factor: Simon Cowell wants Cheryl Cole to drop her US law suit

Cheryl Cole

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has reportedly urged Cheryl Cole to drop her US lawsuit.

It was revealed last month that Cheryl is continuing with her compensation claim against the USA show for axing her.

In legal documents filed against the show's production company, 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 after he axed her, Cheryl is pressing on with the claim and a judge recently ruled that there is a case for the production company to answer to.

A source told Closer magazine this week: "She's torn between wanting what's owed to her and not ruining her relationship with Simon once again.

"Simon is urging her to let it go and warning she could make herself look greedy. Cheryl doesn't want to fall out with Simon, but equally thinks she needs to stand up for herself.

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

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

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