Newly eliminated "American Idol" contestant Antonella Barba said on Friday the racy photographs that made her an Internet sensation were taken for personal use only and released without her consent. Barba, 20, broke her silence about the latest sex scandal to hit U. Without being specific, the former college student from New Jersey acknowledged for the first time that at least some of the photos that turned up online in recent weeks, showing her in various stages of undress, were authentic. The photos included images of a young woman lying on her back covered in rose petals, posing in her underwear, sitting on a toilet and standing among a group of topless women at a beach, hands over their breasts. Others showed a woman performing oral sex on a man. Through it all, Fox executives and producers kept silent, and no mention of the flap was made on the show until earlier this week, when judge Simon Cowell told Barba he thought she had handled herself well amid the media frenzy. A friend said Barba had some of the less-graphic photos taken for a calendar made for a boyfriend.
Former American Idol contestant Antonella Barba has spoken out about the racy photos of her that were published on the internet. The pictures show four women posing topless at the beach and a woman engaged in a sex act. Anonymous postings allege that Barba is pictured in the photographs, but the year-old insists that she is not depicted in the raciest of the pictures. She told People : "The pictures that have been released of me — the ones that actually are me — they were very personal and that is not how I intended to portray myself. I'd rather promote myself in a more classy way. And, again, that was private — that was not for the public eye. Type keyword s to search. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. More From American Idol.
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