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."