25 September 2013 6:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Lord Sugar is suing former Apprentice winner Stella English for £35,000 after she lost her constructive dismissal case against him.

The businessman claims she deliberately lied about her job at his company being a "sham" in a bid to ruin his reputation. He wants the five-figure compensation for legal costs and damages.

English, who won series six of The Apprentice in 2010, told a tribunal in April how she was forced out of the firm and shunned by colleagues, but her allegations were unanimously dismissed.

Lord Sugar's lawyer Seamus Sweeney has since told Stratford Employment Tribunal that he believes English knew the claims were untrue but went ahead with her case to remain in the public eye.

"We recognise it is not normal to bring costs claims at a tribunal but we maintain that the proceedings brought were completely unreasonable," he said.

"The claimant knew her allegations that the job was »

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