Having gone into complete hiding after getting controversially sacked from the X Factor USA last year, Cheryl Cole decided to let rip about what really happened and how she felt, in her autobiography. However, her claims have been branded a "fantasy" by Simon Cowell's unofficial biographer, Tom Bower.
In extracts that were revealed from her book, 'Cheryl Cole: My Story' earlier this month, Cheryl expressed her upset by writing: "[Cowell] didn’t even have the guts to phone or send me a message warning me what was coming. I was furious with Simon for letting it happen like this. I believed we had a good friendship and I couldn’t understand why he just hadn’t been straight with me.”
Recalling the text she sent to Simon in the aftermath of her axing from the show, Cheryl added:
"I wrote the longest text ever. I apologise about the bad language, but this is how he made me feel. 'F**k you. F**k Britain's Got Talent. F**k the orange and purple outfit. F**k big hair. F**k the UK X Factor. F**k you all. I hate you. I understand you're a businessman, and what I've learned from this is that business means more to you than friendship."
"I'm sad it's got like this and I wish you the best of luck, but count me out"
However it appears that Cheryl's claims are not validated in Simon's eyes following Bower's claims that the media mogul had an "absolute hoot" reading her claims.
According to Now magazine, Bower added: "Cheryl's version of what happened in America is a complete fantasy. I was there and I watched it all. Simon kept trying to talk to her, but she kept refusing to take his calls.
"Philip Green even tried to talk to her on Simon's behalf. Whenever I saw her on the show, she looked utterly miserable.
"She just sat with her brother, picking at an awful looking salad every day in silence."
Cheryl is all loved up!