A representative for Simon Cowell has threatened legal action over an anonymous letter which published a series of sensational claims about his U.K. TV show Britain's Got Talent, insisting there is "no truth" to the "unfounded" allegations.
An unnamed blogger claiming to be an employee at Sony Music posted a letter online this week (beg30May11) allegedly detailing behind-the-scenes secrets of the hit TV series, the British counterpart of America's Got Talent.
The allegations focused on one of this year's (11) hotly-tipped contestants, 12-year-old Ronan Parke, who will compete in the show's live final on Saturday (04Jun11).
A spokesperson for Cowell's entertainment company Syco - a subsidiary of Sony - has now released a statement in a bid to silence the speculation, branding the internet gossip completely untrue.
The statement reads, "There has been speculation on the internet that Britain's Got Talent finalist Ronan Parke was known to and worked with Syco/Sony Music before entering the show. There is no truth in this story whatsoever. Ronan first came to Syco/Sony's attention when he entered this year's competition. Syco/Sony Music will not hesitate to take whatever legal action is appropriate to prevent further publication of these unfounded allegations."