American Idol

Jermaine Jones: “American Idol knew of my previous arrest since my application”

I want to cry.

Jermaine Jones was on CNN Showbiz Tonight to talk about his exit from American Idol. He said that in his application, he indicated that he was arrested before and the show did a background check on him. He actually obtained a lawyer to take care of some of those issues so he could be on the show.

Wow. So there you have it. American Idol knew about his previous arrest way before this week’s disqualification.

Nigel Lythgoe has allowed the show to sink to new lows in order to obtain high ratings. What a disappointment.

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21 comments
JulieBarbara
JulieBarbara

I knew it! American Idol clearly exploited Jermaine Jones to drum up controversy. They knew about his arrests from the start, just like I figured. When he was mysteriously brought back as an extra contestant in Top 24 week, I knew something was fishy. Then a few weeks later, they "suddenly" find out he has warrants out for his arrest and dump him from the show. Yeah, like they didn't know it all along. I would go so far as to say they only gave him that extra slot in the first place to drop this bombshell and eject him yet again. Wow, Idol has sunk to a new low of exploitation and ruthless money-grubbing. I feel bad for Jermaine. Got trampled by the Idol machine.

Cherie Hall
Cherie Hall

After I saw how they treated Lee at the finale last year I have no respect for Nigel and I find myself ffwdng through this seasons episodes.

Djuana Jackson Beane
Djuana Jackson Beane

I can't believe he didn't cry. He cried his way through the whole show, but not then.

Dalene Sparks
Dalene Sparks

Yay sure ok, whatever he says..... His 15 mins are up!!

Christine Bartlett
Christine Bartlett

american idol knew and just did it trying to get ratings back......AMerican Idol has run its course...time to go away!

Patti Post
Patti Post

maybe they did...but did they know that there were warrants out for him? Maybe once they found THAT out....

XL
XL

It was so obvious Nigel only brought him back in the twist so he could drum up ratings a few weeks later. Nigel is a sick man for using someone's criminal record for a ratings ploy. No matter what Jermain did, he just had his life ruined because every employer in the country knows about this now.

JG000
JG000

If you don't see some pretty overt racism here, you are naive and/or delusional.

I feel really bad for this kid. Keep your head up, Jermaine.

hcb
hcb

Nigel should get a new job. you know, like editing the National Enquirer or some other British tabloid that runs stories of how this alien life form impregnated this or that woman. LOL 

azuresong
azuresong

@rickey Well it wouldn't be AI without some sort of drama would it? lol

zia_uladli
zia_uladli

@ohohRizka99 dah tw sejak ngisi formulir idol,nah klo dah dari dulu knapa dy di bawa balik pas top 24? knapa malah kyk dipermaluin di dunia?

zia_uladli
zia_uladli

@ohohRizka99 jadi pihak american idol dah tw klo jermaine emg ada masalah ma kepolisian,,tp knapa gak dari dulu,,knapa baru skrg diusut,,

JulieBarbara
JulieBarbara

 @jpfajardo Very, very soundly, I'm sure. On a gold-trimmed pillow with no conscience to keep him up at night. Disgusting.

ohohRizka99
ohohRizka99

@zia_uladli iya, aaaah itu pihak rickey nya kali bikin gosip :p

ohohRizka99
ohohRizka99

@zia_uladli haha, males ah. parah ih. klo Jermaine di-Diskualifikasi dari dulu mungkin Eben bisa ke 12 besar *mungkin*

zia_uladli
zia_uladli

@ohohRizka99 ada video interviewnya ceu,,di tv nasional lagi interviewnyaa,,makanya buka itu link,, :p