She was publicly sacked after just three weeks in her role as a judge on America's X Factor in 2011, and now Cheryl Cole is set to confront former boss Simon Cowell in court as she seeks £3.5 million.
The 30-year-old joined the judging panel alongside Simon, LA Reid and Paula Abdul but was sacked from the show after the audition stages.
The singer was promised £1.5 million for the second series of the show, regardless of circumstances. It's said she is now expected £1.2 million for her brief appearance in 2011 but also seeking money for the second series and other expenses.
A source told The Mirror, "This paperwork is a clear sign that Cheryl wants her day in court. She is pushing for full fees… £2million, legal fees and a bonus, which could total £3.5million. Cheryl will learn what Simon earned and her co-stars too.
"Those papers could be the smoking gun if she can show others have been treated differently to her. The confidentially of discovery order means much of his testimony is unlikely to become public. Had it not been signed, the trial would have been the most explosive reality show trial."
Simon Cowell is expected to be a key witness during the trial.
Cheryl and her former pal and boss Simon famously fell out after he fired her but have recently made up again after the music mogul bought her a piece of the Scottish Highlands as well as the title 'Lady Cheryl Cole' for her 30th birthday.
What do you think will happen in the courtroom?
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