Paula Goodspeed's brother blames Paula Abdul
The brother of Paula Goodspeed, the American Idol wannabe found dead in a car outside Paula Abdul's home this week, rips on the judge for for detroying his sister's life, the New York Post reports.
Charles McIntyre says Goodspeed had withered to 78 pounds after eating disorders and a broken heart ruined her, the paper says.
"(Abdul) didn't speak up for her. She let everyone take her down," McIntyre told the Post. "She (Abdul) said she was 'speechless,' when she could have said something in her defense."
Abdul also told the season five tryout that her performance was "not a great thing." Randy Jackson called Goodspeed's performance "terrible." And McIntyre also digs into Simon Cowell, who had also gotten some shots in by saying he didn't know how Goodspeed could sing with "all that metal in her mouth."
"I think Simon went way too far, I mean talking about her braces," McIntyre says. "That was just uncalled for."
All this, naturally, led to Goodspeed's drug overdose in her car, which McIntyre says may all have been a simple coincidence.
"She could have pulled over on the side of the road for a rest," he says. Somehow we think that's unlikely. Also unlikely is that the American Idol crew are the ones who ultimately destroyed Goodspeed, though McIntyre says Goodspeed's mother had moved to Thousand Oaks, Calif., to care for her daughter. They were due to move back to Maine this week.
"When someone sees you on American Idol being told you're no good ... her career just went downtown after that," McIntyre says.