Is Sara Evans nuts? That’s what her former nanny– the woman she’s accused of bonking her alleged sex pervert husband– is saying to anyone who’ll listen. Alison Clinton Lee, the married nanny who was fired last Friday, tells ABC News Radio that poor Sara suffered “an exhaustion breakdown” back in December. She also denies having sex with that man– and is offering to take a lie detector test to prove it.
Sara told Tom Bergeron on last night’s Dancing with The Stars that she “would have had a nervous breakdown” if hadn’t pulled out of the show. Clinton Lee (funny her name would be Clinton), who got close to Sara as her kids’ nanny for the past five years, says she already had one. “She kind of had an exhaustion breakdown, and then in January, we started a Bible study together,” she said. “She was trying to get back in gear and get more focused and grounded, but, you know, I didn’t see this coming. This is all really a big shock.”
Clinton-Lee’s broadside adds new mystery in light of Sara Evans’ oddly subdued, self-satisfied and possibly pharmaceutically-assisted interview last night on Dancing . The former nanny denies any “inappropriate” relationship with Craig Schelske and says Sara’s accusations took her by complete surprise. “I’m totally confused,” she said, “because the last time I talked with her, which was on Wednesday, when she was in hair and makeup getting ready for the show, it was very much, ‘I love you. I miss you. Please get out here.’”
She tells the Nashville Tennessean newspaper: “I contacted her Thursday — text-messaged, e-mailed and left her voicemail. I think I just thought in a perfect world she would call me back and say, ‘This is a mistake. I am sorry.’ Because we have gotten in disagreements before, but they were resolved really quickly. I thought this was a misunderstanding or a misquote. I just couldn’t believe it. I honestly thought she would call me back. Nothing.”
Clinton Lee says Evans’ business manager fired her on Friday. “I knew that they were working on issues, but to get divorced, especially in the way that it happened, just totally took me by surprise.”
And new reports say that Schelske, who Sara’s divorce papers paint as a porn-loving, abusing, cheating drunk, is about to counterattack by accusing Sara of cheating on him with other country stars–and even that “Albanian” dance partner.