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'Idol' Reject Files Lawsuit -- Third Time's a Charm!

1/29/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Former "American Idol" contestant Ian Benardo is trying his luck again ... suing the show for discrimination for the third time -- but this time, he's asking for a lot less money.

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Benardo has filed this suit twice before -- claiming "Idol" producers "exploited" his sexual orientation by asking him to "gay it up" on their show -- and it was tossed out on a technicality each time.

This time Benardo and his lawyer, Matthew Blit, think they have their ducks in a row and filed the suit again in federal court on Friday.

But get this ... the first time Benardo sued for $300 million, the second time he asked for $100 million, and this time ... he's asking for just $5 million.

If this gets tossed out again, the next lawsuit will be for bus fare.




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myliverhurts    

Greedy s*it bag...

1331 days ago
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DANA    

Mc Donalds is hiring....

1331 days ago
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maggie    

You just can't sing !!

1331 days ago
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Cartman    

Next lawsuit he asks for a large-sized container of "Anal Lube" with a pump dispenser.

1331 days ago
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Nicole    

you didn't get picked then get over it and go work like everyone else ya damn loser

1331 days ago
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documented_as_puzzling    

i guessed gay to be gay enough ---- not that i have a problem with gays other than the self absorbed attenntion wh-res but then again aren't all attention wh-res the same going to the same decrepit spot like "people" that feel as if they gain a personality/tit honing skills/character/balls/ to contend with by spewing its hate of self in the innerwebs

1331 days ago
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Rachel Rothechild    

thats right honey tell them you are the 2nd voice who controls lady gaga. I see the resemblence now. American Idol did not see your potential in your flaming self and mental defencencies.

1331 days ago
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justsaying    

He should be working on saving his soul.

1331 days ago
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janet    

No talent.

1331 days ago
10.

Mikey    

This freak needs to shave his eyebrows completely off and draw in fake ones with a sharpie.

1331 days ago
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JESSICA    

after the first lawsuit why did they let this "LOSER" back on the show??

1331 days ago
12.

Joe    

Idol and Dane Cook should be suing the Loser, wait he has nothing.

1331 days ago
13.

Fu    

Just another ***got looking for a handout!!

1331 days ago
14.

TXLady    

I hope AI goes after him AND his lawyers and files suit for harassment. Hopefully it will force them all into bankruptcy! He was exploited because he wanted to be exploited and get his ugly mug on television.

1331 days ago
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spearit    

I think AI should sue this idiot for being a pain in the ass. No pun intended.

1331 days ago
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