I don't think Lloyd has ever discussed who the person was or any detail around the relationship, so it's probably best to swerve that topic completely. Even though there were lots of reports at the time.
What's abundantly clear from everyone coming forward is that some contestants were treated appallingly and Cowell and the team are rotten to the core. Which is surprising to virtually nobody. Some of what we're hearing is horrifying and there should be serious repercussions. But there won't be.
X Factor needs to just stay away now. It's done. All of this should be the nail in the coffin.