Seven years ago English singer Cheryl Cole was charged with a race related assault conviction, a conviction that could stop her from receiving a work permit needed to judge alongside Simon Cowell on his upcoming American X Factor TV show.
One insider close to Cheryl told the Daily Mail:
“Cheryl was the first one to be told and verbally offered the job and she is very excited. She likes America and loves the idea of launching herself there.”
Cole was charged with punching an African-born bathroom attendant in the face at “Drinks Nightclub” in Surrey, she was also caught hurling racial slurs after the attendant refused to give her a lollipop.
For her offense she was ordered to 120 hours of community service and had to pay the attendant $250.
US visa applications ask about convictions which can delay or stop work permits from being issued. Given her international reach and Simon Cowell’s celebrity however, I doubt she’ll be left off the show, on the other hand, why is a racist judge being given a spot on the show in the first place?
Production on the show begins in May.