Court hears Simon Cowell is secretly gay during his ex colleague's drug trial
A drugs case against a former X Factor judge - Tulisa Contostavlos - has taken an unexpected twist with the court hearing a secret recording which claims Simon Cowell is gay.
Singer and former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos was being trialled for drugs in a London court for attempting to provide an undercover reporter with cocaine when jurors were asked to listen to a recording between Contostavlos' manager Gareth Varley and the reporter Mazher Mahmood.
Mahmood could be heard on the recording asking Varley if X Factor judge Simon Cowell was gay to which he responded "yes," admitting he knew of men who had slept with the media mogul.
Cowell has previously denied suggestions regarding his sexuality admitting he would simply confess if he was gay.
“If I was gay, why wouldn’t I admit it?" he was quoted as saying in an unauthorised autobiography. "It wouldn’t harm me and my mother wouldn’t freak out.”
Cowell's management were unavailable for comment becaues of the legalities of the court proceedings.
“We are bound by contempt of court rules so cannot respond to these claims in the manner we wish to," his management said in a statement about the incident.
Cowell currently dates New York socialite Lauren Silverman who recently gave birth to the pair's son.