Was Crystal Bowersox “Betrayed” By Ryan Seacrest?

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Crystal Bowersox

Last week Ryan Seacrest made a comment about how he stopped Crystal Bowersox from quitting American Idol. At first I thought why should I even vote for her if she doesn’t want to be there and then I thought about the family she left behind to do the show and as she said…”I’m only human” … I totally agreed with her and felt for her!  Ryan should not have outted her and now a former” contestant” who knows Bowersox…is claiming that she texted her that she was “betrayed” by Seacrest!

According to FoxNews….this is how it all went down…

American Idol” front-runner Crystal Bowersox is not denying she had “a moment” of weakness and talked to Ryan Seacrest about quitting the show — but she never expected Seacrest would tell the world about it.

The dread-locked singer reacted yesterday for the first time to reports that she was planning to leave “Idol” because she missed her young son — news that rocked the “Idol”-sphere.

“No apologies for being human,” the 24-year-old singer tweeted on her official “Idol” Twitter page yesterday. “Life is always testing one’s strength and weakness threshold. That’s how we learn how strong we really are.”

But it was through Katelyn Epperly — a close friend of Bowersox from the Top 24 “Idol” tryouts — in an interview with a Des Moines radio station that the “Idol” favorite got her story out.

Epperly texted Crystal over the weekend, she told the radio station yesterday, to ask if the stories about her leaving were true.

“Crystal texted back : ‘I’m fine . . . betrayed by Seacrest!’ ” Epperly said.

“She had a moment backstage and they made it into something it wasn’t,” said the friend. “She’s still in the game.”

By yesterday, sentiment was beginning to turn against Seacrest, who has portrayed himself as the knight on a white horse in what fans are now calling “Crystalgate.”

“Our very own Ryan Seacrest, was on hand to save the day,” read the eonline.com account of Crystal’s meltdown last Friday.

“Ryan confirms reports that he tracked down an emotionally drained and homesick Crystal in the parking lot after a show some two weeks ago and talked her down: ‘The greatest thing I ever did was make enough money so I could buy my mom a house,’ he told her. ‘You can buy your mom a house,’ ” the report said.

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