Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson's Hubby Faces New Cheating Allegations

Chad Leslie: "'I need to know what happened in the room."

By on October 14th, 2005 14:34 GMT
After battling with the media and trying to deny their split and rumors about Nick's infidelity with a college student, Jessica Simpson and her hubby Nick Lachey have to face new cheating allegations, this time from one of Nick's childhood pals.

Just last week, Ohio State student Danielle Calo, 19, told the American Star magazine that, after she has met the singer at a high school football game in Columbus, Ohio, on 09 September, she was invited in his hotel room, where they cuddled and shared kisses.

Now, Lachey's best friend, bartender Chad Leslie claims the singer became a little too close with his then-girlfriend Angela Bartlett, 25, when he was in Cincinnati, Ohio, to support his former 98 Degrees bandmate Justin Jeffre's.

Leslie told In Touch Weekly: "Nick and Angela came into the bar where I worked at about 3:30 in the morning. Angela asked for my house keys and said she was going to drop Nick off at the Cincinnatian Hotel, and go back to my place."

But, when he arrived home around 4.30 a.m., Angela wasn't there. So, he decided to go to Lachey's hotel, to ask him where his girlfriend is. Unfortunately for him, he saw Barlett's car parked outside the hotel.

After trying to call her on the mobile phone several times, Leslie says: "I asked her where she was, and she wouldn't tell me. I told her, 'I know you're upstairs, please come down, I just want my keys so I can go home.'
(Later) I told her, 'I need to know what happened in the room.' She said they opened a bottle of wine and Nick tried to kiss her, but she pushed him away. Obviously, she was trying to hide something. She was in that room for an hour and a half, not answering my calls."

In supporting a statement by Lachey's representative that the story is "absolutely not true", Bartlett states: "Nothing happened at all."

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