AMERICAN IDOL runner-up JUSTIN GUARINI has finally spoken out about claims
he was unapologetic after jeopardising a young girl's life in a jet-ski
accident in June (03).
Guarini, 24, was with American Idol victor KELLY CLARKSON and five other
friends when his jet-ski almost hit a five-year-old girl at Joe Pool Lake in
Dallas, Texas, on 28 June (03).
Reports quickly surfaced that Guarini was behaving irresponsibly - even
laughing - when his jet-ski ran onto the shore and encountered the
And after two months of silence, Guarini explains, "I lost control of my
jet-ski, and it was an accident that anyone could have had.
"There was a girl who was 15 feet away the whole time. I passed by her,
and her father was understandably upset. I apologised profusely, and that was
the end of the situation.
"The media were saying, 'He's facing jail time and thousands of dollars
worth of fines!' I paid, like, a couple hundred bucks (dollars)."
And Guarini insists he was nothing but polite after the accident: "The
father ended up thanking me for how well I handled the situation. I don't think
he wouldn't done that if I was rude to him."