In an interview with Barbara Walters, Paula Abdul opened up about her stalker Paula Goodspeed. She specifically told the Idol producers that she did not want Paula Goodspeed to audition because she had been stalking her for years. If you want to see Barbara talking about their conversation, click here.
1. The Idol producers let Goodspeed audition for entertainment value.
2. They went against Paula’s wishes and let her in.
3. The girl ended up killing herself
Here’s my problem with “entertainment value”….At what point does entertainment value become dangerous? I wonder if the Idol producers didn’t listen to Paula Abdul because she had cried wolf too many times? People are saying that Paula’s being dramatic about this situation, but I’m actually siding with her on this. If someone’s stalking you, don’t let them near you. They’re called stalkers for a reason. I don’t think anyone should be forced to do anything against their will for “entertainment value.” I think Paula is a bit nutty and loopy, but she wasn’t wrong in her opinion to not let Goodspeed in.
I don’t think the audition is what set Goodspeed over the edge since a couple years had passed, but I’m sure any sort of contact didn’t help her situation. It’s all so tragic.