'American Idol' judge Paula Abdul selling home after recent suicide
By John Bracchitta, 12/05/2008
Nearly one month after the apparent suicide of obsessed fan Paula Goodspeed outside her Sherman Oaks, CA home, American Idol judge Paula Abdul has decided to put the house on the market.
"Paula simply feels she has outgrown her house," a representative for Abdul told Us Weekly in its December 15 issue. "And given the recent public disclosure of her address, it seemed time that she move into a gated community."
Us also reported that, according to an insider, Abdul's "spirits are starting to lift" in the time that has passed since Goodspeed's death.
Goodspeed, a 30-year-old former American Idol auditioneer and Paula Abdul fan, was found dead in her car near Abdul's house on the evening of November 11.
Goodspeed's car -- which featured the license plate "ABL LV" and had a photo of Abdul hanging from its rear view mirror -- was found a few houses down from Abdul's house.
Los Angeles Police later confirmed that Goodspeed had visited Abdul's house on multiple occasions during the past few years. While never harassing Abdul directly, Goodspeed had caused enough of a disturbance for police to be notified.
In addition, reports that Goodspeed had tried to commit suicide in front of Abdul's house a few months prior to her death by overdosing on pills also surfaced.