Paula Abdul's publicist rant
May 31, 2007, 13:00 GMT
Paula Abdul, REUTERS/Fred Prouser
Paula Abdul has been caught on tape ranting about how badly her "disgusting" former publicist treated her.
The 'American Idol' judge told a group of publicists during a conference call she was tired of the terrible treatment she received at the hands of Howard Bragman - who mysteriously stopped working for Paula earlier this month.
According to the New York Post newspaper, she said: "I've never been treated this way and I've never seen anybody treated this way. This is just too much to stomach.
"All I've ever wanted in my life is to be treated fairly and be treated with kindness. The people who are supposed to take care of these things do not. I have to clean up after them everywhere they go. And I'm tired of it."
Paula also complained that Howard had called her a "whining b***h".
She said: "I don't understand how this man can call me a whining b***h. I've never in my life been called a whining b***h and a loser."
The 44-year-old singer also sobbed that her former publicist - who she claims told her she was "too old" to do cover shoots - left her to go on the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' chat show earlier this month on her own.
She said: "Howard Bragman - he did some disgusting behaviour. I had to go to Jimmy Kimmel with no publicist there. I go on with no publicist there and I pay this man."
The star - who recently told fans she hurt her nose tripping over her Chihuanhua - also told the group she had "been going through a difficult time" and outlined her health problems including an adrenal disease called Addison's.
Howard has refused to explain why he is no longer working with Paula, saying: "I'm not going into it. I'll stand by my reputation if she'll stand by hers."
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