Nowadays, there are many ways to hack and get a hold of private and confidential information from audiotapes and videos across the Internet. But when it’s pertaining to a celebrity, the buzz that comes with it is especially controversial. Most recently, another Internet leakage has been committed and its victim comes in the form of American Idol
judge, Paula Abdul
A phone call, in which Abdul can be heard sobbing and bad-mouthing a former spokesman, Howard Bragman, and discussing her various health problems with a group of publicists has unfortunately made its way onto the Internet, and has left Abdul deeply hurt over the publicized conversation.
In the phone conversation, Abdul has reportedly said that she’s "been going through tremendous amounts of a difficult time" and has "never been treated this way."
Consequently, PerezHilton.com has posted an audio tape of the conversation, in which a man can be heard responding, “You're going to be treated much better right now."
The 44-year old American Idol
judge claims that Bragman has done many things that show his lack of respect for her. On top of that, he has told her that she was “too old” to grace the cover of OK! Magazine, which has an interview with her in its latest issue.
With the leakage of her private phone conversation, Abdul has revealed her extreme disappointment. "This is not only illegal but also highly unethical. While I don't feel a need to justify or explain my conversation, even as a public figure I do feel my privacy has been violated and find this action to be unacceptable," she has said in a statement.
Meanwhile, you can catch Abdul on her controversial reality show called Hey Paula
, which premieres on June 28 on Bravo. The show follows Abdul’s life as she films a new season of American Idol
and develops her own cosmetics and perfume line.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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