Simon Cowell is gay, according to a recording played of a phone conversation in court today (17 July).
The American Idol and X Factor judge has allegedly slept with several men. In the public eye, the 54-year-old music mogul has had several girlfriends and recently became a father for the first time.
The claim was made at the trial of Tulisa Contostavlos, who judged on The X Factor UK from 2011 to 2012.
She is accused of supplying Class A drugs.
During the trial, footage was shown of the N-Dubz singer’s PA Gareth Varey speaking to the Sun on Sunday reporter Mazher Mahmood. The tabloid allegedly ‘caught’ Contostavlos accepting cocaine from the undercover reporter.
He said he knew men who had slept with Contostavlos’ former boss Cowell.
When Mahmood asked Varey off camera if Cowell was ‘gay’, he replied: ‘Yes’.
Varey denied sleeping with the Syco boss, adding: ‘One day I will when I make my move.’
When asked how he knew Cowell was gay, Varey replied: ‘I know people who have.’
Contostavlos denies being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.
The trial continues.