09:30 28 February 2005
Simon Cowell has joked that his current girlfriend has left him broke.
The 'American Idol' judge says, despite earning millions from his hit reality TV shows, partner Teri Seymour has squandered all his hard-earned cash.
He admitted: "I was broke about 15 years ago. And since I've met Teri I've become broke again.
Simon also admitted ever since he has become famous for his acid-tongued comments to pop-hopefuls, members of the public have been less than nice.
He added: "People don't like me. A woman reversed into me at 50mph the other day while I was in my Bentley."
Meanwhile, earlier this month, it was reported Simon was being guarded by security staff 24 hours-a-day after receiving over 500 death threats every week.
The 'X Factor' judge, who has reduced countless pop hopefuls to tears with his vicious jibes on both TV talent shows, has been bombarded with terrifying threats from the UK and the US warning him his life is in danger.
Cowell said: "I'm getting hundreds of emails every week and I have been threatened by people wielding baseball bats. People want to kill me."
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