Thursday, June 02, 2011

Simon Cowell denies BGT fix claims

After this morning's anonymous claims that Britain's Got Talent is fixed comes the denial:

However, a spokesperson for Cowell made a statement which denied the rumours, which said: "There is no truth in this story whatsoever. Ronan first came to Syco/Sony's attention when he entered this year’s competition.

"Syco/Sony Music will not hesitate to take whatever legal action is appropriate to prevent further publication of these unfounded allegations.”


2 comments:

Simon said...

Some interesting detective work on the source here: http://iamjamesward.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/syco/

simon h b said...

I think James Ward has stumbled on something interesting, but it feels like another part of a complicated story rather than a neat wrap-up. I know it's not impossible the Twitter account and the justpaste.it account could be from the same person, but it doesn't feel like it.

If we assume that the allegations in the original post are all made-up, there's a bit of thought gone into the creation of it. It seems unlikely that someone who would take the time to construct the plausible narrative would then go "... and the best way to get this out is to use my Twitter account where I've been tossing out homophobic jibes at the kid all week." It'd be like planning a complicated fraud, and then using your own gmail account to send the initial letter.

Murkier and murkier...

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