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Fox sued over 'X Factor' by ...

...Simon Fuller! Who else? He sure keeps his lawyers busy.

This broke a minute ago over at Deadline, and may be a big deal or just another stupid lawsuit. No way he can stop the show from launching this fall, right?

Fuller is, of course, the bete noir of Simon Cowell -- both have fought viciously over the years over "Idol" and many other matters, all related to who is owed how many billions over "Idol."  Here's the statement:

"Today Simon Fuller filed a legal complaint against Fox Broadcasting Company and  Fremantle in the State of California over their refusal to honor a 2005 contract that granted Mr. Fuller an executive producer credit and fees on the X Factor television program in the U.S. Mr. Fuller has prudently attempted to settle this matter privately but the other parties have refused to honor the original contract leaving him no other choice but to pursue legal action."

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