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Shoeless Chef to Cowell -- Sous You!

9/2/2009 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Simon CowellHe's used to crushing wannabe singers, but now Simon Cowell is accused of destroying a wannabe chef ... or at least her arch support.

Simon and his ex-GF Terri Seymour have been sued by a woman who claims she got a "try-out" to be their private chef. In the docs, the chef claims Terri made her remove her sneakers and put on a "clear-bottom" pair when entering the home.

The cooking seemed to go well and the chef eventually took off, only to realize that she left her sneakers behind -- which she claims had $500 orthopedic insoles inside of them.

The chef claims she made repeated attempts to get 'em back -- and even made an additional trip to the house when Terri's assistant claimed he found them. She says the pair he produced weren't hers.

The woman has filed a small claims lawsuit seeking $661.59 from Cowell to cover the shoes, pricey insoles and the $9 in gas she wasted driving over.

A rep for Simon and Terri says "this is a ridiculous story." The rep says the chef simply left her sneakers and that Simon and Terri attempted to return them -- adding the pair that was found in the house are in fact the woman's sneakers.

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1.

les    

Sounds fair to me. Pay up Cowell

1844 days ago
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Love me some TMZ    

dont care

1844 days ago
3.

balls    

balls

1844 days ago
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j    

carrie bradshaw meet tatum o'neil

1844 days ago
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Steven    

Who cares about the story...who is the hot girl with dark hair and glasses that is on the TMZ staff. She is fricken gorgeous!

1844 days ago
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janalal4    

I hate this guy. Sue him for "pain & suffering" & tack on another...let's say...$200,000!

1844 days ago
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doc murry    

use condoms

1844 days ago
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Donate-Blogs    

maybe if he spent his time doing right by people and not blowing this up peoples you know he he wouldn't have so many enemy's

just my 2 cents
http://donate-blogs.blogspot.com/

1844 days ago
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Dot    

Truthfully, the chick COULD and SHOULD sue for pain and suffering. Custom orthotics are extremely expensive (ridiculously so). If you are used to wearing them every day -- and you walk for any length of time without them, you will be in a world of hurt. But what doesn't sound kosher to me is that she did not take the orthotics out of her shoes and put them in the required Simon Shoes. For anybody who wears these devices, they are akin to a cane or eyeglasses. You don't just "forget" them. That is unless she just picked them up that morning or something. If she weren't asking for such a pitiful dollar amount, I'd think she was not on the up and up.

1844 days ago
10.

Disturbed    

Can someone explain why a woman whose natural voice sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard combined with a big hunk of meat stuck in her throat, has a job as an "interviewer"?
I'm sure Terry originally got work because she was dating Simon, but COME ON! She has the worst voice in the history of the world and her job is to talk!?

1844 days ago
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Kathleen    

At least she's not seeking attention and 1 Mil cause of "pain and suffering" she's suing for the cost and cost only....it could be much worse and she could be much more annoying.

1844 days ago
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yer mom's soo effin hot!!    

KRAZY KOOKY, puddin' and pie,
Kissed the girls and made them cry.
When the boys came out to play,
KRAZY KOOKY ran away.

1844 days ago
13.

Adam    

So, Simon should keep them bc she left them there? You people are dumb as hell.

1844 days ago
14.

Delicious    

pathetic materialistic celebrities.. "ERGH"

1844 days ago
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orlandojon    

Another case where someone is careless but wants to blame others and sues

1844 days ago
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