"X Factor" and "American Idol" creator Simon Cowell is embroiled in his friends' divorce proceedings. Court documents filed in New York on July 15 cite Cowell as a co-respondent in a divorce complaint between his friend Andrew Silverman and Silverman's estranged wife Lauren.
The legal documents, filed by Andrew Silverman, state the reasons for the dissolution of marriage are the commission of acts of adultery by the defendant, Lauren, and well as cruel and inhuman treatment.
Simon Cowell is a British music executive-turned-television producer and a major figure on both sides of the Atlantic, creating and featuring in highly successful television talent shows, making him one of the most powerful people in the entertainment business.
Cowell's representatives did not respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
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Aug 01 - Simon Cowell is named as a co-respondent in friends' divorce filing. Lindsay Claiborn reports. ( Transcript )