Paul Abdul Lashes Out At American Idol Producers

Paula Abdul says the Fox network and "American Idol" producers knew Paula Goodspeed had stalked her, and allowed the woman to audition for the show anyway. "I said this girl is a stalker of mine and please do not let her in," Abdul said Monday during an interview with Barbara Walters on her Sirius XM radio show. The stalker was found dead of an apparent suicide in a car near Abdul’s home last month.

Abdul said "Idol" producers ignored her protests and brought Paula on the show "for entertainment value."  "It’s fun for them to cause me stress," Abdul said. "This was something that would make good television."   As a matter of fact Paula Goodspeed appeared on the show more than once as requested by the producers.

Of course "American Idol," declined to comment Tuesday.

When Walters asked why Abdul remains on a show that put her in peril, Abdul replied: "I’m under contract." hmmm, I see a new job in her future.

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