Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger Get Death Threats After X Factor Elimination

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates



“The X Factor” fans furious with Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger for voting Drew Ryniewicz out of the competition have lashed out with death threats against the two judges.

Both panelists have received harassment filled with violent language on Facebook and Twitter, and sources with the production confirm to Gossip Cop that there’s been “a ton” of vitriol directed at Abdul and Scherzinger since Ryniewicz’s ouster.

Online outrage is nothing new in TV talent competitions, but the sheer volume of angry, threatening messages has alarmed the “X Factor” personalities.

Gossip Cop is seeking to confirm whether additional security precautions will be taken.

We’ve also reached out to reps for Abdul and Scherzinger but have yet to hear back.

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