TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

'Idol' Reject -- Someone Wants Me to Die of AIDS

7/30/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ian Benardo -- the guy suing "American Idol" for $300 million -- has filed a police report with the NYPD claiming he's received multiple death threats since filing his lawsuit.

0729_ian_bernardo_EX_tmz
In the police report, filed yesterday and obtained by TMZ -- Benardo claims he's received "numerous phone calls and emails from restricted and blocked numbers threatening his life."

Benardo tells TMZ, he's been getting 5-10 threatening phone calls an hour -- from people threatening to slit his throat and calling him "the biggest embarrassment to our country" and a "cancer to the world."

According to Benardo, one caller even said he "can't wait for him to die of AIDS."

As we previously reported, Benardo -- who famously yanked the mic from Dane Cook's hand during the live finale this year -- is now suing "Idol" claiming producers told him to "gay it up" for his appearance on the show ... and then ruined his career.


57 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

twilightmom    

"....and then ruined his career."
Career? What "career"? How does someone ruin something that you've never had? Lol.
Dude....you were a reject on A.I. Haha! You were only on there for people to laugh at!! Haha!
Freak!

1485 days ago
2.

Googie    

Advice to Bernardo, DON'T ANSWER YOUR PHONE!

1485 days ago
3.

kromen    

It doesn't have to be AIDS, you can jump off the pier at Coney Island with a hubcap necklace.

1485 days ago
4.

Googie    

PS: Bernardo, 1. GET A NEW PHONE NUMBER. 2. GET A NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS. 3. ONLY GIVE YOUR PHONE NUMBER TO PEOPLE YOU KNOW. 4. AND AGAIN, DON'T ANSWER YOUR PHONE. And last, but not lease 5. SHUT UP.

1485 days ago
5.

Walter    

Because he stopped a Dane Cook performance, he can die knowing that he will die a legend.

1485 days ago
6.

feebee    

TMZ, please don't put his face on your Website anymore !

1485 days ago
7.

Queeny    

As a proud gay man, I say this guy is an embarrassment to my community. But I guess "gay rights" means that even we have idiots.

1485 days ago
8.

justsaying    

No one has to have you die of AIDS, you idiot. You are killing yourself by sicking your penis into somone's rectum. And by the way, what the hell makes you think that this is something normal? Sicking your penis in what is tantamount a sewage system. It's hard (no pun intended) to be more nasty than that.

1485 days ago
9.

ERock    

Ian Bernardo, you brought this trouble upon yourself. Queeny, I am not gay, but you are awesome. And Sandy, what the hell is wrong with you? You are a looney.

1485 days ago
10.

Joe Blow    

LOL LOL LOL, this is getting so great. Forget Lie-ho and the Ho-clans, give me this crazy dude every day on the site! I can't wait to hear the next outrageous Illumanti placed conspiracy to get rid of him BECAUSE HE'S GAY~! (dum dum dum)

1485 days ago
11.

Joe Blow    

Sandy, go spam the porta potty with your sh*t disease, dumbass. Just so you know, don't steal any toilet paper, "THEY" are watching. Oh yes, they are.

1485 days ago
12.

Palmolive    

god i wish this loser would shut up.

1485 days ago
13.

nthehole    

I doubt if this loser is getting this musch harrassment. Maybe from his girl er boy friends. Guy seems like an ass you would love to hate.

1485 days ago
14.

Just Sayin    

people who make nasty evil comments like that jinx themselves and could possibly end up happening to a loved one.

1485 days ago
15.

karen     

How is it that people with no talent attempt to gather fame by exploiting their provocative (and by this I mean provoking, not attractive) behavior, and then are shocked when a) a show like AI attempt to leverage on this and b)people react to it.

This person would have entirely NO airtime if it were not for AI. He knows it, how he chooses to take advantage of that airtime is up to him, and he cannot make anybody wrong for it backfiring on him. And FRANKLY, to declare that he did something because the people at AI told him to do so indicates that he was not the proud owner of a career, just a loser that wanted one.

Good luck, but honestly, you got exactly what you went out to get.

1485 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web