In an interview with THR, Simon Cowell, who was a judge on American Idol for nine seasons, had said that Simon Fuller had no right to demand an executive producer credit and fee on his singing competition US 'X Factor'. “It"s like me saying I want to be executive producer on The Voice or Project Runway," THR quotes Cowell as saying.
However, Simon Fuller has filed the multi-million dollar lawsuit against Fox and producer Fremantle. His lead lawyer Dale Kinsella made strong reaction against Cowell's comments. He said, “Mr. Cowell would be better served reading scripts than legal pleadings and documents he clearly does not understand."
'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller's attorney has responded sharply to Simon Cowell's criticism on Fuller's lawsuit over the US version of 'The X Factor'. Dale Kinsella has said that the former American Idol judge should keep his legal opinions to himself as he does not understand legal pleadings.