Simon Cowell has now addressed an accusation he is gay that came up during British pop star Tulisa’s drug trial, saying that he is not and if he were gay he would be out about it.
Cowell’s name came up during the trial because Tulisa’s former manager Gareth Varey had been recorded by a Sun on Sunday journalist saying that he wanted to sleep with Cowell and claiming that he knew of other unnamed men who had.
Cowell was concerned that if he spoke publicly about the trial while it was still before the court he could be risking being held in contempt of court but now that the trial has finished a spokesperson has released a statement on his behalf.
‘Simon was referred to during the trial without forewarning, resulting in widespread media coverage of untrue claims regarding his private life,’ the statement reads.
‘In 2014 the question of whether someone is or is not gay is antiquated. As it happens he isn’t, though if he were, he would simply have said so.
‘However, the issue was the false suggestion made by Mr Varey that Simon – who is renowned for his honesty and candidness – had thus not been truthful in the public arena and this is what we have been obliged to clarify.’
Cowell, 54, has had several girlfriends and recently became a father for the first time with his current girlfriend Lauren Silverman.
Judge Alistair McCreath threw out the case against Tulisa yesterday, in which she was accused of helping to organize a drug deal, finding there were now strong grounds to believe her accuser had lied at a pre-trial hearing.