Barbara Walters reveals Paula Abdul's anger at Simon Cowell
By April MacIntyre Dec 10, 2008, 2:50 GMT
Trouble at AI productions this year... Paula Abdul - 18th Annual Kids\' Choice Awards - Arrivals - UCLA Pauley Pavilion - Westwood, CA, USA © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos
Paula Abdul blames Simon Cowell and American Idol producers for aggravating and helping to spiral out of control the recent Paula Goodspeed suicide/stalker situation.
Goodspeed, the 30-year-old former American Idol contestant was found dead November 12 in the morning in front of the Sherman Oaks, Calif., home of Idol judge Abdul.
This morning on "The View", show head host Barbara Walters revealed the details of her Sirius radio interview with Paula Abdul.
Paula Abdul claimed that FOX, the American Idol producers and Simon Cowell conspired to ruin her career with allowing Goodspeed to keep progressing through the audition phases knowing the woman was stalking Abdul and causing her great psychological stress.
Abdul also shared that Cowell continually nattered in her ear to the point she could not speak or formulate her thoughts coherently, giving the impression she was out of it.
Abdul noted: "I put up with so much BS that I had to crawl on my belly, but I rise like a Phoenix."