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Terri Seymour's Alleged Attacker Charged

5/21/2009 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Terri SeymourThe lady who allegedly choked Simon Cowell's ex, Terri Seymour, has been charged with two misdemeanors -- battery and assault.

The L.A. City Attorney has just charged Janice Thibodeaux with battery and assault for the alleged attack on Terri after the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Maximum penalty for the battery charge is six months in county jail and a $2,000 fine -- and the assault charge could get her 1 year and a $10,000 fine.

Janice will be in court this afternoon.


UPDATE: Janice was just arraigned and pled not guilty. The judge set her bail at $20,000 -- she'll be back in court on June 4.

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tiger'smomaphonytoo    

See what being associated with Simon Cowell in ANY way, can HURT?

1919 days ago
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Der Allewiessnder    

CATFIGHT!!!!!!!!

Women don't get what men get or won't serve it in this culture...two tiered justice!

1919 days ago
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Cleveland-West_Side    

What's up with all these violent Frenchies lately? Where were they 69 years ago when they were really needed?

1919 days ago
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Der Allewiessnder    

CATFIGHT!!!!!!!!


Women don't get what men get in this culture or won't serve it...It's calleds two tiered justice my friends!!!

1919 days ago
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Sylvia    

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. 2 Samuel 22:33

1919 days ago
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northern gypsy    



it appears some people have no boundries...and everybody is fair game...
if it turns out to be true...lets hope a few fines & maybe some jail time will send a clear message..
devil is in the details...lets hear what happened...

1919 days ago
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Mrs Joe Jackson    

First!!!
First!!!
First!!!
First!!!
First!!! ............ see how dum that loks?

Broads n the US are sum crazy bitches!

1918 days ago
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go figure    

1. Hope Terri is okay - random violence is tough to deal with
2. Glad Obama didn't show up (per the rumor) to try and steal the spotlight from the finalists and scheduled celebrities. Talk about over exposure of a guy who still acts like he's running for office and doesn't seem to spend any time working in his office!

1918 days ago
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LittleBitty35    

How scary is that? Seriously. As much as most may hate celebs and their posh lives...this is a huge example of why the mentally unstable need to be put somewhere. If you can't control yourself...and are a threat to someone else...regardless of who that someone else might be...then you can't be allowed to be in a free and open world. Incidentally, why is it that the mentally unstable only aspire to harm others and not help...just wondering. But if you are a broken record...I don't care how many drugs that can be pumped into you to make you make sense...you are still broken...to me it is the equivalent of someone who has multiple organ failure...they can not be fixed and neither can the ones who want to harm...and aspire to. I am just saying that as a victim of a stalker myself. They don't ever stop. Restraining orders mean nothing to them. Nothing. They just do not stop. And I hate saying this (slippery slope and all of that) just want those types eradicated...removed...put out to pasture...Sorry if that is harsh...I hope that there is a cure for these types of people...but I haven't seen it.

1918 days ago
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SoCal Razzles    

it's about time someone made that bore of a woman shut up...too bad it wasn't long lasting.

1918 days ago
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Linda Mott    

I think this woman thinks she has a chance with Simon, if her competition is out of the way. She most likely needs help. Remember David Letterman's stalker that thought she was his "wife". There are a lot of people out there that are in a fantasy world. They can be very dangerous.

1918 days ago
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mt    

$100 says the attacker was black.

1918 days ago
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Chastity Rings    

That was racist

1918 days ago
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Robert007    

This is terrible what happen to her. Guilt by association. Simon playfully choked Paula (both laughing) and then this crazy lady goes after Simon's ex doing the samething. This is her excuse? What is so scary is she claims to have worked there as Security.

1918 days ago
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KS    

People are "nuckin futs", I feel sorry for all the mental cases out there and the people they try to hurt!!

1918 days ago
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