The legal battle between American Idol creator Simon Fuller and Fox over The X-Factor is over. Sources confirm that the two sides have reached a confidential settlement and are moving to have the case dismissed with prejudice. Fuller filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against the network and the production company Freemantle Media over The X-Factor just before it was set to debut in America.
American Idol creator Simon Fuller sued Fox Broadcasting Co. and Fremantle on Wednesday for an executive producer credit and fees for the upcoming Fox show X Factor. The suit creates an exceedingly awkward situation for Fox, which airs Idol and will debut X Factor in September, and Fremantle, which produces both shows.