Simon Cowell has been the focus of some seriously scandalous gossip over the years as the notorious bachelor refused to settle down. Simon Cowell has been plagued by rumours of scandal and seduction over the years as the longtime bachelor refused to settle down until he was in his 50s. This week he faced more false gossip after a story emerged suggesting his partner Lauren Silverman suspected him of cheating on her with Spice Girl Mel B. Sources closes to The X Factor boss called the story "ridiculous and completely pointless" - and it comes in a long line of salacious tales about Simon's love life that have emerged throughout his career. Surely the most shocking story about Simon's love came came when started dating Lauren in and went on to stun the world by confirming they were having a baby together. His son Eric arrived the next year, and Simon has since taken to life as a doting dad and partner.
Simon Cowell speaks: Reaction to Tulisa's sex tape
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The TV guru spoke out after the year-old N-Dubz star admitted she was the girl in a smutty video that was touted online. Furious Cowell blasted the "scumbag" who leaked the erotic video and said he hit the roof after hearing the homemade film was for sale on the net. He said the person who leaked it "sold what was something private" and insisted that "what she was doing was not illegal. Cowell, 52, also said he had not seen the film -- but joked, "I am going to watch it tonight.
Simon Cowell says he wants Tulisa Contostavlos back "one hundred percent" as an X Factor judge despite her recent sex tape scandal. Tulisa's already apologised to any fans offended, after the video featuring her and an ex-boyfriend appeared online. It's allowing every sleazebag in the country to wreck somebody's career, when she didn't do something wrong". Tulisa has already posted her own video online in response to the sex tape, saying she was "devastated" somebody leaked it.
Watch fullscreen. Simon Cowell speaks: Reaction to Tulisa's sex tape. Simon Cowell says the "scumbag" who leaked an intimate video of Tulisa Contostavlos online should be "ashamed".