Family speaks out about 'Idol' wanna-be's tragic story
Nobody was more shocked to hear Jamie air her story for 33 million viewers than her family. And stepmomma Beverly wants to set a few things straight: A) She was not cheating on her husband, and B) he didn't shoot her because he caught her in the act.
According to Beverly, her husband James shot her after an argument. She believes that alcohol, Valium, and stress contributed to his actions. As for hearing Jamie talk about the shooting on national TV, Beverly says she felt emotionally "destroyed."
Jamie Lynn's back-story certainly has created a buzz, possibly giving her an edge over her more anonymous competitors (those without a tragic tale to set them apart). So what do you think? Did Jamie share her story to gain the sympathy vote and stand out in the crowd? Or did Idol producers cross a line and exploit the teenager by including footage of Jamie spilling the beans on her family tragedy?