Simon Cowell Responds To Gay Claim
TV tycoon's reps issue statement after Tulisa's trial collapses...
The music mogul was alleged by her former PA Gareth Varey to be gay - and to have slept with men known by Varey.
SiCo's people had pledged to issue a statement - and after the trial collapsed yesterday they delivered as promised.
The statement read: "Simon was referred to during the trial without forewarning, resulting in widespread media coverage of untrue claims regarding his private life.
"In 2014 the question of whether someone is or is not gay is antiquated. (As it happens he isn't, though if he were, he would simply have said so).
"However, the issue was the false suggestion made by Mr Varey that Simon - who is renowned for his honesty and candidness - had thus not been truthful in the public arena and this is what we have been obliged to clarify."
Tulisa's trial was halted by Judge Alistair McCreath yesterday amid concerns that The Sun On Sunday's undercover reporter Mazher Mahmood may had lied while giving evidence.
He has been suspended by the newspaper.