Ousted American Idol contestant, Jermaine Jones, tells CNN Headline news in his first interview after being eliminated from the show that when Idol producers called him into a meeting, he had no idea what was going on.
Jermaine says he indicated on his Idol application that he had been arrested before. Idol did a background check on him. “There was some information that I had to obtain a lawyer to take care of before I could even be on the show. I took care of that information and I thought I had taken care of everything that I needed. Obviously not..”
The interviewer asked Jermaine how he felt about his disqualification being used as a ratings stunt. “I was very disappointed in that,” he said, “that’s the most I can really say about that. It hurt to watch.”
He denies lying to producers about his relationship to his father for a sympathy edit. “Me and my father are fine,” said Jermaine, “It was all he said she said.” (Via The Hollywood Reporter)