American Idol contestant (2014) Michael Simeon has sued the television reality show – “American Idol” for ruining his music career.
Although he has not stated how much damage to be paid him, but Simeon claimed he got a hearing problem from the show, adding that after his appearance on the show since 2014, he has never been himself again.
He claimed that he is suing the show because they screwed up his hearing after a worker on the show roughly ripped out his earpiece.
The American Idol contestant alleged he was fitted for an earpiece during his 2014 stint on the show and it caused him immediate, excruciating pain.
The 23-year-old according to TMZ also claimed a piece of his eardrum was torn out along with the device, thereby damaging his hearing since then.
In his lawsuit, Simeon stressed that he pleaded for the audiologist to take it out, but that she then pulled it with such ferocity that some part of his eardrum came along with it.
To make matters worse, the former contestant said while he was writhing in pain all producers did was send him to a room where he sat for 5 agonizing hours.
He pointed out that he was treated for tympanoplasty and hasn’t performed at nearly the same level ever since. He finished in the top 24 that year of season 14.
Meanwhile, information gathered about Simeon revealed that In the stem of 2013 Michael made it to the executive producer rounds of both X factor and America’s Got Talent. However, he later made it to top finalists in the’ Miss Idol’.
In August 2013, the American Idol bus tour came to Oxford, MS where Michael attends the University of Mississippi “Ole Miss.” Encouraged by his Chi Psi fraternity brothers, Michael decided to audition for the bus tour. He was one of the twelve contestants that made it through to the next round.
Also, Michael was named the 2014 Ole Miss Idol winner, and then in the summer of 2014, he received yet another opportunity to audition for American Idol. He first auditioned in New Orleans, where he performed for three executive producers. Michael received a surprising and disappointing “no.” After a few weeks of practice.