Sara Evans' Ex-Nanny Takes Polygraph Test

Oct. 20, 2006 — -- Sara Evans' ex-nanny has taken a lie detector test to prove she did not have an affair with the country singer's husband.

Alison Clinton, 28, told ABC News Radio in an exclusive interview Tuesday that she'd submit to a polygraph test to prove she wasn't an adulteress. The results of that test, administered by a former FBI agent, will be released this evening on "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider."

"I told people I would take this test to demonstrate my honesty and integrity," Clinton said in a statement issued by her lawyer. "I also thought it was important for someone else to pick the polygraph expert and not be hand-picked by me or my attorney.

"I remain saddened and surprised by Sara's attempt to drag me into what should have been her private matter. I will continue to fight to clear my name and protect my family, who has been hurt by these accusations. Nothing short of a complete retraction and apology from Sara will suffice."

Clinton Blindsided by Accusations

Evans dropped out of "Dancing With the Stars" last week after filing divorce papers in which she alleged that her husband of nine years, 43-year-old Craig Schelske, had cheated on her, drank excessively, been verbally and emotionally abusive, and watched pornography in their home.

The 35-year-old singer also said Schelske had at least 100 nude photographs of himself in a state of arousal on a home computer, and was having an affair with Clinton. Schelske has denied his estranged wife's claims. His representative, Christian Josi, said he will be making a "voluminous" court filing in Nashville today to address the matter.

Clinton said she worked as the nanny of Evans' three children for five years, and after leaving that job in 2004, remained close friends with the singer. She said she spoke with her former boss on Oct. 11, just before Evans would make her final appearance on "Dancing With the Stars."

"It was very much, 'I love you. I miss you. Please get out here," Clinton told ABC. "Then, the very next day, these allegations come out, and so it was a complete 180. It just doesn't add up."

Clinton said she forged an especially close relationship with Evans over the years, and credits her for helping her cope with a serious eating disorder.

The former nanny once served as co-president of the country singer's fan club, and Evans thanked her on the liner notes of her last album. When Clinton married in July, Evans served as matron of honor, while Schelske was a groomsman.

Over the past winter, Clinton said she helped Evans through "an exhaustion breakdown."

"She had had a hard time back in December," Clinton said. "She kind of had an exhaustion breakdown, and then in January, we started a Bible study together.

"She was trying to get back in gear and get more focused and grounded, but, you know, I didn't see this coming. This is all really a big shock."

Evans' press representatives and her music label, SONY BMG, declined to comment on the matter.

ABC News Radio's Hunter Kelly and's Buck Wolf contributed to this report.

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