In an interview on Barbara Walters’ Sirius XM radio show, Paula Abdul accused Fox and “American Idol” producers of ignoring her pleas not to allow Paula Goodspeed to audition for fear of her previous obsessive behavior.
“I said this girl is a stalker of mine and please do not let her in,” Abdul told Walters Monday, adding that the producers thought it would be a hoot to bring her on anyway “for entertainment value.
“It’s fun for them to cause me stress,” Abdul said. “This was something that would make good television.”
At the behest of producers, Goodspeed appeared on the show more than once, Abdul said.
The 46-year-old former Laker Girl said Goodspeed had written her “disturbing letters” for nearly 18 years and that she’s had a restraining order against the woman at times.
The entertainer also accused Fox of making her home address public, although she added that Goodspeed found the place on her own after an audition: “She followed me home with her mom.”
When Walters asked why Abdul remains on a show that put her in peril, Abdul replied: “I’m under contract.”