Sometimes, the brand is more important than the person.
That is what the producers of the show, including the A list mogul behind it all decided a few years ago.
The show is worldwide.
It crashed and burned here, although everyone knows the name of it.
It is one of those talent type shows that are so prevalent. This happened in the home country of the show.
A female contestant made it through to the live rounds.
This was odd in of itself because of the way she made it through to the live rounds.
She never performed in the live rounds.
Too sick to go on everyone said.
Not the whole story or even close to it.
The woman was raped in the hotel used by the contestants.
Fearing the show would be shut down or the name tarnished, they made the woman a deal.
She took the deal.
The thing is, the producers and mogul and powers behind the scenes just wanted her gone and to have her be as far away from their brand as possible.
Technically they followed the letter of the deal, but not the spirit.
They just wanted her to sign their deal and be done with her.
Lucy Spraggan – X Factor