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'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.

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.


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Anony Moose    

I hope he's required to pay all his court fees himself after the judge laughs at him and dismisses all these baseless lawsuits.

1523 days ago


Sweetie, I'm sorry to say this but you never had a career and you never will. You gave yourself the wrong kind of publicity right off the bat. I feel sorry for you for any money you put towards filing that lawsuit cause there's no way you'll receive a penny.

1523 days ago

Cleveland Gal    

People really need to get a life and get a grip on what is important in this world.

1523 days ago


And suing the show for what, 300 million? I've never seen a gay retard before.

1523 days ago


Here's an idea. If you really are famous, do what the famous do. Get a new phone number. Dumb arse

1523 days ago

Just Jean    

come on....what a loser...your 15 minutes are up DUDE....and creepy too...ewwwww

1523 days ago


Well, his trick worked. People are talking about him. TMZ dedicated several entries to him on their blog and at least on this one 32 entries --- oops, mine makes 33 --- have been made. The trick worked.

1523 days ago


why give so much attention to this guy,it is obvious that the guy is messed up in the head and only thinks about himself,please stop giving him free publicity we really don't care about him.

1523 days ago


what is it with his mouth? and he needs a nose job.

1523 days ago


Well taka a hint a go away!

1523 days ago

Michelle A.    

Retard!!!! You knew exactly what you were getting yourself into buddy!!! Its frikin simon cowell. $300 Million dollars!!!! hahahhahaha no one deserves that much in a settlement.. idoit!!

1523 days ago

LaToya Jackson    

Oh man this guy is wearing me out..

1523 days ago

james NY    

Is it a hate-crime if I want to "bash" him and you yourself are gay ?

1523 days ago


This guy is setting homosexuals everywhere back 30 years! Hell he is setting back the entire Human race a century! What really pisses me off is that TMZ is giving this **** stain publicity!

1523 days ago

bety vazquez    

Who is this looser? Please forget about him.

1523 days ago
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