Fan's Suicide 'Haunting' Abdul
Idol judge afraid to return home
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2008 9:15 AM CST
This image provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Paula Goodspeed.   (AP Photo/Calif. Department of Motor Vehicles)
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(Newser) – Fearing that the spirit of her suicidal stalker is haunting her Beverly Hills house, Paula Abdul has hired healers to cleanse it of ghosts, the New York Post reports. Even so, a friend says Abdul has not returned to the house. Former American Idol competitor Paula Goodspeed, found dead outside Abdul’s house last week, was a “deranged stalker,” said the source.

Abdul’s rep denied the claims, saying “She's been home since the incident happened. Paula is shocked and saddened by what transpired. Her heart and prayers go out to the Goodspeed family.”