Paula Abdul seems to make the news every so often with a doozy of a story. This time the story involves Abdul agreeing to pay a $900,000 settlement to a woman who claims she was injured in the pop star’s driveway. Jill Kohl sued Abdul in 2009 because of a slip-and-fall while on Abdul’s property during the taping of the reality TV show ‘Hey Paula,’ according to a Daily Mail report.
Kohl’s lawyer, Robert Rodriguez Clayton, said that Kohl will also receive $100,000 in damages from the company that produced the show. The lawsuit stated that Kohl was injured because Abdul’s driveway, “was in a dangerous and defective condition,” according to the lawsuit.
This has been a difficult couple of weeks for Abdul, who was recently released as a judge on the American version of the show ‘X Factor.’ Abdul has told reporters that she will remain friends with the show’s creator, Simon Cowell, whom she worked with on ‘American Idol.’
When asked about being dismissed from the show, Abdul released the following statement:
“Yes, it’s true; I won’t be returning to ‘The X Factor’ next season. I’ve learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override personal considerations. Simon and I, along with Fox and [production company] Fremantle, have been communicating about this for a while now, and I have absolute understanding of the situation. Simon is, and will remain a dear friend of mine and I’ve treasured my experience working this past season with my extended family at Fox and Fremantle. I want nothing more than for The X Factor to exceed ALL of their wildest dreams. This truly has been a blessing and I am most grateful.”
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