American Idol’s Top 13 contestant, Jermaine Jones aka the “gentle giant,” is about to get kicked off the show for ostensibly lying and hiding a very nasty and violent criminal past.
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Jermaine’s sob story is nothing but a fraud. The Idol wannabe claimed his father abandoned him and his mom more than 10 years ago and now wanted to be part of his life because he is “famous”, when in fact, the father and son had maintained contact through all these years.
Kevin Jones, Jermaine’s dad, who was even in the audience to watch his son perform, told TMZ he reached out to producers of the show to debunk his son’s story and they were shocked the contestant felt the need to deceive them and people at home like that.
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Producers of the show decided to investigate Jermaine’s life story and discovered he had been arrested twice last year and has outstanding warrants for his arrest. Apparently, the contestant is a compulsive liar, who even lied to the cops about his identity (twice!).
On March 5, 2011, Jermaine was involved in a fight at a hotel in New Jersey and when cops arrived he gave them a fake name (Joel Jones) before being charged with public nuisance and obstruction of justice.
On November 27, 2011, Jermaine was questioned by cops after the car he was a passenger on was pulled over and once again gave them a fake name (Kareem Watkins). He was later charged with hindering apprehension and giving false information to avoid self-discovering since there were at least four outstanding warrants (3 for driving on a suspended license and 1 for disorderly conduct with an open container).
Jermaine is allegedly also known for his aggressive behavior backstage. He apparently terrorized the Idol staff and even began screaming at one member of the staff because he did not like the clothes selected for him to wear.
Crazy. Just crazy! And now Jermaine will be promptly sent home during the live results show on Wednesday (March 14). One thing is for sure: no matter how good of a singer he may or may not be, Jermaine’s behavior is not appropriate for a potential Idol.