Cheryl Cole is suing the US X Factor for $2.3million, according to reports.
According to Deadline, the Girls Aloud and solo star will fight for the salary she is owed following her unceremonious axing from the reality show in 2011.
Cole, 29, apparently received $1.8m for the first series of the programme, but has now filed a complaint, asking for the further $2m she would have been paid for season two, plus living expenses and house and wardrobe costs.
Cheryl joined the American version of the X Factor in 2011 and appeared on the panel alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul for three weeks, before being axed and replaced by Nicole Scherzinger.
In her recent autobiography, Cheryl: My Story, Cheryl revealed that she sent Cowell an expletive-laden text after learning of her dismissal, explaining:
“He didn’t even have the guts to phone or send a message warning me what was coming.
“I was furious with Simon for letting it happen like this. I believed we had a good friendship and I couldn’t understand why he just hadn’t been straight with me.”
The strongly-worded message reportedly read:
“F*** you, f*** Britain’s Got Talent, f*** the orange hair and purple outfit. F*** big hair. F*** the UK X Factor. F*** you all. I hate you. I understand you’re a businessman and what I’ve learned from this is that business means more to you than our friendship.”
Cheryl recently reunited with Girls Aloud for the band’s tenth anniversary. They will embark on their Girls Aloud Ten – The Hits tour from February 2013.