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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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Joe Blow    

Will O the wisp, I wouldn't do that if I were you. He would probably sue you for hugging him too hard and say that you tried to tackle him because you knew he is gay.

1516 days ago


This guy is a retard and an insult to gay people.

1516 days ago

Is It Just Me    

Or everyone wants you wiped out of the face of the Earth? Get lost loser! Go grill some burgers at Chippendales', maybe you can gay'em'up there and people might actually like it!!!

1516 days ago

Bigg Rudd    

Looks like another case for Glolria Allred!

1516 days ago


A smart person would change their phone number to an unlisted number and change their email address.

1516 days ago


Who sh*t for brains. You live by the sword, you die from it.

1516 days ago


Get this fu*cer baibin of the post, I'm tired of seeing this Sh*t.

1516 days ago


I'd tell ya to man up --- be a man but wait you're a fa||ot

1516 days ago


Interesting that his threatening calls and emails come from "blocked" phone numbers and web addresses so that he can't give them to the police for identification. Hmmmm. How about that? Getting your phone changed to an unlisted number is very easy, and not that expensive...all you have to do then is not list it on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and everywhere else that anyone can access it. Same with email. It is simple to have one private account, and to use it for nothing but people you absolutely trust (if Mr. Benardo HAS anyone like that in his life)...not for internet orders, social websites etc..

Ian Benardo is a serious cry-baby who never had a career in entertainment to begin with, and obviously can't think for himself beyond blaming the rest of the human race for his failures. Gravity could fail him, and I doubt he'd be missed by much of anyone.

1516 days ago


EH.. One word - JERK !

1516 days ago


This guy is a complete idiot!! He's an aspiring actor for one, He admitted this already, and he posts every little blurb written or posted about him on his facebook page!! Career? Take your meds!! And he's an obnoxious, racist ******* to boot!!

1461 days ago


How did American Idol "ruin his career"? Don't you need to have a career first before it can be ruined?

1461 days ago
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