Paula Abdul accused Nigel Lythgoe of sexually assaulting her twice.

Nigel Lythgoe was the executive producer of "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance

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Paula Abdul gained fame in the late 80s and later became a judge on reality show competitions.

The alleged assaults occurred during an early season of "American Idol."

One incident reportedly took place in an elevator

The lawsuit filed by Paula Abdul against Nigel Lythgoe highlights these accusations

Abdul's career spans from being a pop star to a reality show judge.

Nigel Lythgoe's role as an executive producer involved overseeing these TV competitions.

The accusations against Lythgoe are serious and legally documented in the lawsuit

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