Simon Cowell's ex attacked

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 May 2009
Simon Cowell and Terri Seymour

Simon Cowell and Terri Seymour

TV presenter Terri Seymour, the ex-girlfriend of Simon Cowell, was reportedly left shocked when a 200lb woman tried to choke her

Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend has been attacked by a 200lb woman.

Terri Seymour was reportedly assaulted outside Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre, where Simon's TV show 'American Idol' is filmed, on Tuesday (19.05.09).

Police allege Janice Thibodeaux, 33, approached Terri and asked her if she was still dating Simon - who she split from last November after a six-year relationship - before attempting to choke her.

Los Angeles officers, who reportedly witnessed the altercation, then arrested Janice - who was reportedly "twice Terri's size" - on felony battery charges. Her bail was set at $52,703 bail.

Terri, 34, and Simon reportedly split over his refusal to have children - the same reason he parted ways with former pop star Sinitta, who had a 1986 hit with 'So Macho'.

Simon's mother Julie said at the time: "Simon has a right to his own life, we all do, but Terri wanted a baby and things didn't work out. The split was really based on the fact that she wanted a baby and to get married."

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