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Suing Mad 'Idol' Reject: I'm Gonna Bring 'AI' Down

7/27/2010 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who's suing "American Idol" for allegedly exploiting his sexual orientation says he deserves a $300,000,000 payday ... and claims he's going to "bring American Idol down."

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TMZ ran into Ian Benardo in New York where he also berated a "bum" for asking him for directions -- before continuing to preach about how words can be hurtful.

"American Idol" producer FremantleMedia had no comment on the lawsuit.

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JD    

Suing American Idol? Yeah, it doesn't get much gayer than that!

1548 days ago
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Kari    

What a loser--the only person he is bringing down is himself.

1548 days ago
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joeygirl45    

Are you serious... sueing AI for "exploiting his gayness" hahahahahaha.... thats too fricken hilarious! People will sue for anything these days... get a life and a job and quit being so fricken sensitive and thin skinned. I saw the episode he's talking about and I didn't see anything worth sueing over... what a wingnut..lol

1548 days ago
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dvindiesel    

this guy is a polesmoking queen if i ever saw one.... go away and die. u suck. u lost for a reason, no talent wiener hunter.

1548 days ago
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awards    

This guy was working Hollywood Blvd. on Saturday night...cheap, too!

1548 days ago
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TheEric    

He needs to shut his mouth or I will pay someone $300 million to **** it...

1548 days ago
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Notaparazzzi    

I want to meet the attorney who filed the $300,000,000 damage claim with a straight face.

1548 days ago
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CanCan    

but it's to be nasty and berate others? a**hole.

1548 days ago
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The Truth    

Homos are not to be trusted, everyone wants to act like it's ok to be homo, there are no good examples of homos, they all seem to be untrustful *******s like this lil prick.

1548 days ago
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gigi    

I think American Idol will bring down itself. It's getting old.

1548 days ago
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wtf0824    

@ TheEric- PMP! Soooo funny!

Ok, how can he say that AI is anti-gay?! Ugh, ever heard of Adam Lambert?! Now that dude is a flamer! HELLOOOOO?!? He's been poked in the head w/a **** one time too many!!

1548 days ago
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DANA    

I want to meet the attorney who filed the $300,000,000 damage claim with a straight face.

Posted at 2:20 PM on Jul 27, 2010 by Notaparazzzi

+1

1548 days ago
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Get real    

This guy deserved to lose and not be on the show. He is a complete jerk. All the other guy did was ask him directions. He obviously believes he is going to win something. X X X ...ok, you 15 minutes are up! Move along you no talent loser!

1548 days ago
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Tommy    

haha this guy is a total head case. hilarious when he yells at the guy for interrupting the interview. good luck to this guy in life

1548 days ago
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Ronald RayGun    

Thanks for giving the rest of the Homosapiens a bad name!

1548 days ago
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