Friday 31 October 2014

Simon Cowell rejects claims about his sexuality

Published 22/07/2014 | 02:30

Simon Cowell. Photo: AP
Simon Cowell. Photo: AP

LAWYERS for Simon Cowell have said that allegations about the media mogul's private life made during the collapsed trial of Tulisa Contostavlos in London were "untrue".

In a video which was played to the court last week, the personal assistant to former X Factor judge Contostavlos, Gareth Varey, had suggested that Cowell was gay.

Cowell's legal representatives issued a statement which said: "Simon was referred to during the trial without forewarning, resulting in widespread media coverage of untrue claims regarding his private life.

"In 2014, the question of whether someone is or is not gay is antiquated.

(As it happens he isn't, though if he were, he would simply have said so).

"However, the issue was the false suggestion made by Mr Varey that Simon – who is renowned for his honesty and candidness – had thus not been truthful in the public arena and this is what we have been obliged to clarify."

Press Association

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