american idol black contestants

A lawsuit filed by 10 black former “American Idol” contestants against the television program claiming they were cut from the show because of racr, has been dismissed … on a technicality according to a TMZ report:

The contestants claimed “Idol” producers dug up criminal charges from their pasts — including crimes for which they were never convicted — and this was done strictly because they’re Black.

According to new court docs, however … all but 1 of them waited too long to file their cases, and since the statute of limitations ran out … they had no leg to stand on. A judge tossed the cases.

The one who DID file in time — Chris Golightly … had his case dismissed when “Idol” proved to the court the reason he was booted was because he’d violated a show rule by being in a band.