News surfaces about Nigel Lythgoe's unexpected hiatus from "So You Think You Can Dance" amid recent accusations.

Nigel Lythgoe's Abrupt Departure 

Date -  January - 31 - 2024 By -

A statement released by Lythgoe's representative expresses his voluntary decision to step away from the show to focus on clearing his name amidst allegations.

Lythgoe's Statement 

FOX, along with production companies, confirms the upcoming season of "So You Think You Can Dance" but without Lythgoe's involvement.

Network's Announcement 

Paula Abdul, a former judge on the show, filed a lawsuit against Lythgoe, accusing him of sexual assault and harassment, citing incidents from the early 2000s and 2015.

Accusations by Paula Abdul 

Lythgoe vehemently denies the allegations, calling them false and deeply offensive in a statement to TMZ.

Lythgoe's Response 

Abdul's lawsuit includes claims against multiple production companies for alleged negligence and "ratification" of Lythgoe's actions, seeking unspecified punitive damages.

Lawsuit Details 

Abdul's lawsuit utilizes California's Sexual Abuse and Cover Up Accountability Act, allowing claims beyond the statute of limitations for sexual assault.

Legal Action under California Law 

Abdul's significant roles as a judge on "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," alongside the show's extensive history and Lythgoe's involvement.

Abdul's Tenure and Show History 

A glance at Lythgoe's contributions to the franchise and his extensive tenure as an executive producer and judge.

Lythgoe's Legacy and Impact 

In a shocking revelation, the final slide exposes the abruptness of Lythgoe's exit from the show, addressing the controversy surrounding the accusations against him.

Final Reveal 

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