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Ten black former American Idol contestants from various seasons have filed a lawsuit against the show, claiming that they were eliminated from the competition due to a racist ratings scheme. The plaintiffs are seeking $25 million each in damages for the show's alleged discrimination and other misdeeds. They also seek to force Idol to adopt new anti-racism regulations. New York attorney James H. Freeman, representing the plaintiffs, says he began investigating the show after Jermaine Jones was kicked off on March 15, 2012, because he didn't inform producers about multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. Freeman then discovered that throughout Idol's then-11-season run, only nine other people had been publicly disqualified. And as it turns out, all of them happened to be black. The contestants' attorney claims that these eliminations were all part of a "cruel and inhumane" plot to humiliate black singers to boost ratings.