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Lord Sugar has vowed to take on the claim culture as a "personal crusade" after former winner of The Apprentice Stella English lost her constructive dismissal case against him.
Speaking to ITV News he said the case was "tantamount to blackmail", saying he hoped other businesses would fight similar cases.
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.
Lord Sugar said he feels "wronged" by a former winner of the Apprentice who is currently suing him for constructive dismissal, an employment tribunal heard today.
Stella English, 34, from Whitstable, Kent, claims she was treated as an "overpaid lackey" after winning series six of the BBC1 programme.
Giving legal submissions today, Lord Sugar's representative Seamus Sweeney said: "The claimant has, in the eyes of Lord Sugar, deliberately courted the media with a view of damaging his reputation."
He told how Ms English had "sold her story" to the press several times and accused her of being a "headline-grabber", deliberately sensationalising aspects of her evidence.
He told the tribunal the same was true of Ms English, adding: "Using the media, in this case, was a weapon of choice... It was a first weapon of choice."
Stella English arrived at East London Tribunal Courts this morning. The employment tribunal involving Lord Sugar and the winner of 2010's The Apprentice, is expected to conclude today.
The employment tribunal involving Lord Sugar and Stella English, the winner of 2010's The Apprentice, is likely to conclude today.
English, 34, is suing the former Amstrad owner for constructive dismissal.
This morning's hearing begins at 10am in east London.
Lord Sugar said nothing as he left an employment tribunal in which the 2010 winner of his TV series The Apprentice is trying to sue him for constructive dismissal.
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Entrepreneur Lord Sugar has accused a former winner of his TV series The Apprentice of being a liar and attempting to blackmail him.
The 2010 Apprentice winner said she was just an "overpaid lackey" in the job she was given by Lord Sugar, an employment tribunal heard.