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Memphis Twins Among 10 Who Filed $250 Mil American Idol Lawsuit For Discrimination

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Terrell and Derrell Brittenum

A set of Memphis twins are claiming that American Idol not only discriminated against them, but also ruined their chances of a music career.

Twin brothers Terrell and Derrell Brittenum say American Idol deceives viewers that the show is about talent but instead it is scripted.

The twins also claim to have been misled themselves into believing that they would get the fame of going to Hollywood; but they say the show only publicized brother Terrell's previous run-in with the law even after they say they had disclosed that information to the producers prior to the show.

The Brittenum brothers say American Idol waited until they made it into the top 24, then made a big deal about Terrell's prior arrest and would not allow them to continue. The brothers claim they were 'casted for the role of criminals' and not for their talent and it was all to boost ratings.

Furthermore, the twins say they cannot successfully pursue their career aspirations as the contract the contestants signed with American Idol prevents them from appearing on other nationally televised shows and the contract is indefinitely, reports WREG.



The twins alleged the show made them out to be liars and ruined their career while at the same time discriminated against them while allowing other 'white' counterparts with criminal pasts to continue on in the televised talent show.

The Brittenum twins are among 10 who have filed a $250 million dollar lawsuit against American Idol.

Meanwhile, representatives for American Idol deny the allegations and claim they reserve the right to disclose information on their contestants.

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Things To Do in Memphis This Halloween Weekend 2017: Events, Parties & More

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Memphis gets really, really, REALLY, busy during holidays especially during Halloween and New Year's Eve. Events start popping up all over the city of Memphis. That can make it difficult sometimes to keep up, let alone decide on what to do.



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RIP: Memphis Iconic Nightclub Owner Robert ‘Hollywood’ Raiford, Dead at 75

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Robert Raiford, owner of the legendary nightclub Raiford's Hollywood Lounge in Downtown Memphis, TN has died at the age of 75 years old.

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit Memphis

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Memphis is referred to as being the Cradle Of American Music and while its musical history is a massive draw for many tourists, there are so many other reasons to visit this historic Tennessee town. Memphis is one of the most affordable places to visit in the States and is home to approximately 650,000 people. The largest city in Tennessee certainly makes for a captivating place to visit. Here are our top 10 reasons as to why you should make Memphis your next holiday hot spot!
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