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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.

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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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31.

HarlotO'Hara    

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

Posted at 8:21 AM on Jul 30, 2010 by james NY

LOL!!!

1490 days ago
32.

gigi    

People take this guy way to seriously.

1490 days ago
33.

Jayster    

The way things are going, this guy will have his own "reality" show by the end of the week.

1490 days ago
34.

Wheelz    

If he stopped Dane Cook, I'd say he deserves that money

1490 days ago
35.

Rob    

I hate this guy just from the picture -- you can tell he is a whining bitch of a man just looking to piggyback a career off of controversy. Here's an idea -- try finding a true talent (even if it is on your knees) and making good on your own, you annoying man****.

1490 days ago
36.

Jacqueline13    

Unfortunately I never got to see this guy. I quit idol when
Karen came on. Uhhhhhhh!

1490 days ago
37.

Jacqueline13    

correction: Kara.

1490 days ago
38.

Jacqueline13    

...and maybe this guy should team up with Ox and the hopefuls
trying out for the Anna Nicole movie lead.

1490 days ago
39.

vics0430    

What a dumbass!!!!!!! Wanna have your name in the media??? Put your big girl panties on and suck it up!

1490 days ago
40.

Glenda     

TMZ you are handing this guy the fame he wants. Please, please put an end to reporting him. He's not a celebrity, he's a wanna be.

1490 days ago
41.

joe    

Hey Bernardo - you are a total embarrasement to the gay community. why don't you just go away. What in the hell kind of a career do you think you have or will ever have. You need to be bitch slapped !!! ( but then you might like it ) OK, your 15 minutes of fame are up, NOW WOULD YOU PLEASE JUST GO AWAY !!!

1490 days ago
42.

texasdraw    

Ian Bernardo? We watched some of AI, Not All, I don't know who won. But no one we know even knows who this person is. Most don'teven remember him being there. Is this a joke?
If not a joke , then a media Hype? Anyway you look at it , its apparent he has no talent , just a moocher and looter!
Courts should reallly class up, this is about as low as you can get , with the exception of Susan Bolton, ,

1490 days ago
43.

Dancin'Momma    

WHO CARES? His 15 minutes of fame should just about be up!

1489 days ago
44.

pyckles    

Why is this moron getting any publicity at all??????? Who give a f*ck!

1489 days ago
45.

mvp12816    

TMZ, why are you giving this idiot an audiance?

1489 days ago
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