Published June 13, 2011
The first came early this month, when an anonymous poster on Justpaste.it, alleged that 12-year-old Ronan Parke, then the front-runner of Cowell's show, was being groomed to win after having been spotted by talent scouts two years ago.
The claim turned out to be untrue as Jai McDowall, who's in his 20s, was named the winner on June 4. Cowell's lawyers reported to the police that the post constituted "malicious communication."
Regardless, Cowell's lawyers referred it to the police.