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X Factor: Did Katie Waissel Push Her Ex-Fiancee To Attempt Suicide??

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And the controversy keeps following this one!

New reports have emerged that X Factor's Katie Waissel was so awful to her former fiancee that he attempted suicide!

32-year-old Gareth Russell claims that he got together with her in 2006, and was instrumental securing her first break as a supporting act for Andy Abraham, but the opportunity went to her head, which affected her attitude and how she treated him!

As a result, Russell endured constant bullying from the contestant while the two were together, and explains:

"She'd call me overweight, fat slob, a fat bastard, a waste of space. She'd complain that I was 'too Northern' and dressed like 'Northern riff-raff.' this went on pretty much every day. People will think I'm an idiot for putting up with it. But she just pickled my head. She was like a little devil child."

He even claims that she would ridicule him when he watched The X Factor!

He continues:

"She always slated it. She'd say 'Why are you watching this rubbish? They're all wasters.' She called them 'a joke'. And she'd say the judges didn't know what they were talking about."

In April 2007, Russell overdosed on pills, and had to be rushed to the hospital. Luckily, he survived, although Waissel was with him during his recovery, they broke up two days later after a huge argument.

In light of these new reports, a spokesperson for The X Factor released the following statement:

"Katie had a relationship with Gareth that ended some time ago. She was supportive as possible during his difficult time."

Just awful.

But we certainly think there is more than this side to the story.

Obviously, we sympathize with what he endured, but Russell is a grown man, and even if Katie treated him as poorly as he claims, we hope he takes accountability for his own actions in the relationship. Nobody forced him to stay with her as long as he did and certainly nobody forced him to attempt to take his own life.

But abusive relationships, even if they're verbal, can be tricky and difficult to get out of in their own right, so who knows what really went on?

We're just thankful that nobody was seriously hurt and that these two are not together anymore!

What do U think?? Should Katie be held accountable for what happened to her former fiancee?

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27 comments to “X Factor: Did Katie Waissel Push Her Ex-Fiancee To Attempt Suicide??”

  1. 6one9 says – reply to this


    1

    Stick & stones ““ baby!! Grow some fucking “balls “ already!!



  2. 2

    If this was a man doing this to a woman you would tie him to a horse and drag him through the streets Perez. Women can be (and are) capable of domestic and psychological abuse in a relationship.

    Now I'm not saying she is definitely guilty here but be careful how you word things!



  3. 3

    Excepting children, there are no victims, only volunteers.
    -
    There are wolves and bambis out there the universe.
    That's just the way it is.



  4. 4

    Why do you continually report on British X Factor? How do you even watch it? And if so many Brits read this blog, then why are the posts regarding UK "entertainment" consistently the LEAST commented on? Doesn't that tell you something?



  5. 5

    This guy is a turd. He's responsible for his fake suicide attempt and no one else. Perez you've already gone back on your word about being a bully. You will post anything that might appear negative about this girl. YOU ALWAYS NEED A NEW VICTIM, DON'T YOU?



  6. 6

    she looks JUST like Heidi Montag, pre operations. LOL



  7. 7

    Re: Batgirlbeyond – its celebrity news..just playing safe isn't how it works. its favoritism if he reported only good things about ppl…



  8. 8

    Re: luvs2tango – love your comment! sooo true.



  9. 9

    Perez you are a hypocrite. All your anti bully posts and now the victim is to blame in this one…



  10. 10

    "Obviously, we sympathize with what he endured, but Russell is a grown man, and even if Katie treated him as poorly as he claims, we hope he takes accountability for his own actions in the relationship. Nobody forced him to stay with her as long as he did and certainly nobody forced him to attempt to take his own life."
    ARE YOU SERIOUS? ADULTS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT GAY CAN BE BULLIED!! HELLO!!! OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN IN AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP!



  11. 11

    "..and certainly nobody forced him to attempt to take his own life."

    Agreed..only he should be held accountable for his own actions. You were singing a different tune about bullies when all of those gay kids took their lives though, perez.



  12. 12

    Re: ClaraB – DUDE, U CAN WATCH TONS OF BRITISH TV SHOWS LIVE STREAM ON MANY SITES SUCH AS JUSTIN.TV. THEY LIVE STREAM XFACTOR UK EVERY WEEK. FAT BOY DOES STUPID SNIPPETS ON BRIT RADIO ALL THE TIME LIKE BBC RADIO 1 UK. PLUS, THE DOUCHE BAG HAS UK ENTERTAINMENT BLOGGERS AND RAG SHEET REPORTERS FEEDING HIM SHIT ALL THE TIME WHICH IS HOW HE KEEPS POSTING CRAPTASTIC UK POSTS NO ONE CARES ABOUT. TRUTH!!



  13. 13

    Lol, it's funny because Katie has had an eating disorder, so i doubt she'd be having a go at him about his weight.



  14. 14

    how can you say nobody forced him to attempt to take his own life…and yet there are all these it gets better campaigns??? no one is forcing those kids to take their lives, and they do. let me be clear and say that i think it's disgusting that there are people that bully and that no one should take their own lives. but for you to ridicule this guy because the shape and form of this bully doesn't fit the shape and form of the other bullies out there causing suicides should not matter. just like sexual orientation should no matter. who the f*ck are we to tell others who they can love and not love? perez, i think you need to reword this post and be sympathetic because you make it sound that heterosexuals should be stronger against a bully, and it shouldn't matter. a bully is a bully and causes pain



  15. 15

    Re: ClaraB – I'm from the uk and enjoy reading his posts on british entertainment but I rarely comment…



  16. 16

    look at the girl…all skin and bones

    if she took off her clothes, it would drive me to suicide

    as for this story…thats all it is

    her ex is just trying to get press

  17. Cat S says – reply to this


    17

    This is not bullying this is a bad realationship!!!! She is not accountable for this snot nosed brat she has some fame he wants it. He should grow some balls. NOONE can make anyone kill themselves, if it was so bad why didn't he leave. Bullyimg is not acceptable but this is just a bitch, nothing more nothing less

  18. Cat S says – reply to this


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    What do U think?? Should Katie be held accountable for what happened to her former fiancee?
    In ansewr to your question Perez, you better hope not because if so you are screwed for doing so much more to soooo many more



  19. 19

    Verbal abuse can be so subtle, progressing so slowly that partners being abused all the sudden realize one day how beaten down they are. I've heard too many stories. When someone has their self esteem, worth, whatever you want to call it and is controlled by their partner (which it sounds like she did) they get in this strange frame of mind of still wanting to please. I do think she is accountable.



  20. 20

    Seriously Perez? You've taken the stance that you do about bullying the queer community, but Russell should just man up and leave? Something tells me that you'd get all bent out of shape if Carrie Prejean stated that we all (queers) should just suck it up and get over bullying based on our orientations.



  21. 21

    1. I like reading about pop culture from the UK
    2. I find it very hypocritical of some of you "commenters", saying how Perez is being a bully and yet you sit there behind your computers screens and say nasty and malicious things as well to Perez. Kind of calling the kettle black aren't we?
    * If you don't like the article, then be a mature adult and don't read it.
    * If you don't like Perez, why are you on his site?
    * I read Perez all the time and I agree that some of his comments can be malicious and hurtful but that doesn't make you a better person by calling him names cause then you are essentially being a BULLY.
    Grow up and move on. None of this is THAT important.



  22. 22

    so basically she's amber form teen mom?



  23. 23

    Re: Batgirlbeyond – surely you realise that's what this site is about…



  24. 24

    When you care about someone it's not as easy as some of you are implying in my opinion. Hmmmm, yes.



  25. 25

    BEAUTIFUL!

  26. treek says – reply to this


    26

    No idiot…. is not her fault.



  27. 27

    oh please, we just take his word for it?