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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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ROB W    

This is newsworthy? Come on TMZ at least "sex" it up a bit. Maybe Simon has a Shoe Fetish? Now that sells Tabloids. I also agree with #8 - use condoms, because you don't want an STD, and with X-mas coming up, that is a gift that keep's on giving.

1874 days ago


Well, what's the problem? Get the shoes back and 10 bucks for the driving, then drop the lawsuit.

1873 days ago


Hey, you're missing the real story here: What the heck are clear-bottom shoes and why did they make her wear them instead of her regular shoes? The curious public wants to know...

1872 days ago
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