Cheryl Cole has settled a legal dispute with "The X Factor (US)" producers Blue Orbit Productions out of court. The actress, who sued the producers following her firing in 2011, reportedly gets a huge payout of £1.4 million.
"Cheryl's dispute with Blue Orbit has been resolved amicably," a spokesman for the singer/songwriter/dancer tells BBC. Details of the settlement, including the actual amount that the producers will pay her, are not disclosed.
Earlier this year, Cole sued Blue Orbit for $2.3 million for loss of earnings. She signed up for two seasons of the U.S. edition of the Simon Cowell-created reality show, but she was fired after appearing in one episode as producers were worried that audience wouldn't understand her thick Newcastle accent.
She had been paid $1.8 million for season 1 and demanded the $2 million that she had been promised for season 2. She also said that she was not paid expenses for her wardrobe allowance, her stylist, living arrangements in Los Angeles and a monthly living allowance.
Despite the legal dispute which was still ongoing at the time, Cowell said earlier November that he and the Girls Aloud member had "patched up our differences a long time ago. I saw her recently, we speak a lot on the phone and text each other."
He added that they might work together again, gushing, "She was a great judge. I mean, apart from being cute she's a great judge and she knows what she's talking about and, oh my God, she wears her heart on her sleeve!"