During this past season’s American Idol finale, Dane Cook got punked live on stage by a former Idol reject while trying to perform a bit for departing judge Simon Cowell.
The reject, Ian Bernardo claims that Cook and his manager made offensive remarks toward him afterward backstage, shouting homophobic slurs and threatened to shove a microphone up his ass. So Bernardo is suing Idol to the tune of $300 million dollars in damages. Bernado alleges that show’s producers encouraged him to act the way he did on stage and to grab the mic from Cook during the live show. Then the same producers hung him out to dry when he was confronted by Cook backstage.
We’re not sure about what happened after the show but watching the clip from the broadcast shows Bernardo clearly crossed a line at one point and this seems like a ridiculous lawsuit to come from him. Add onto the fact that no one was physically hurt in this altercation, $300 million dollars just seems ridiculously excessive. We’re thinking if he actually said any words, Cook might owe Bernardo an apology and maybe lunch at Applebee’s and call it a day.
You are welcome US judicial system, any more cases you’d like us to judge to lighten your workload?