Lord Sugar's attempt bid to recover legal costs from former Apprentice winner Stella English has failed.
Lord Sugar launched a counter claim against Stella English after she lost a constructive dismissal claim against him. But an East London Tribunal Service panel ruled she should not have to repay the fees - which amounted to £50,000. Stella English wept with joy when he decision was announced.
Lord Sugar said in a statement that Stella English's claim was "a derisory attempt to smear [his] name" and her reputation "is now in tatters".
A judiciary paper said Stella English's had been dismissed:
The judges also ruled that the claim "should never have been brought."
Former winner of The Apprentice Stella English has lost her claim of constructive dismissal against businessman Lord Sugar, the Judicial Office said.
In an exchange with Philippa Jackson, representing Stella English at employment tribunal, Lord Sugar accused his former employee of lying about her version of events to generate publicity.
When Ms Jackson suggested he appeared angry, he said: "I'm angry because of this, because it's a total lie".
"When I came into the process of this tribunal, I was going to try to be generous to your client, but I've sat here and listened to her over the past two days and there is no other way to describe what she has said than as blunt lies."
At times Lord Sugar was irate as he spoke at the constructive dismissal hearing, at one point saying he wished he has employed another contestant "instead of her" pointing at Stella English.
In response to Ms English's accusation that referring to her, he said: "Nice girl, don't do much", Lord Sugar said:
"Absolute garbage, total garbage...why would I make a statement like that which is tantamount to an insult."
He also dismissed other claims by the 34-year-old as "total nonsense, lies, blunt lies".
Lord Sugar has accused one of his Apprentice winners of lying and taking him to a tribunal "to extract money". Stella English won the TV show in 2010, but is suing the businessman for constructive dismissal.
ITV News UK Reporter Sejal Karia is at the East London Employment Tribunal.
Lord Sugar has dismissed a former winner of the BBC's The Apprentice's claim that she been an "overpaid lackey" at his IT division Viglen and later pressurised to take another role.
Appearing at a tribunal where she is suing him for constructive dismissal, the entrepreneur said Stella English's allegation was "total garbage".
He added that her claim that she was ostracised by colleagues at Viglen was "a figment of her imagination".
The entrepreneur also said Ms English's claim that he told her he "didn't give a s***" was another example of her being "deluded".