'American Idol' Alum Corey Clark Arrested for Domestic Violence

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American Idol season 2 contestant Corey Clark was arrested Wednesday night for felony domestic violence.

He was additionally booked for aggravated harassment and failure to comply, according to

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Clark is currently in police custody at the Yuma County Detention Center in Yuma, Ariz. He is scheduled back in court on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 24).

According to the arrest report, Clark's estranged wife -- Monica -- alleged that the singer violated a protective order that he was only to communicate with her via email about their children. She also claimed that he began inquiring about her new relationship -- another violation of the order. Finally, when she didn't respond to emails, she alleged he followed her to a restaurant and stared at her the entire time she ate dinner. 

In 2013, Clark filed a 44-page complaint detailing his dismissal from Idol, including an alleged affair with then-judge Paula Abdul. Fox's "independent counsel" cleared Abdul of any wrongdoing in 2005, but Clark said his reputation was forever damaged.

Clark sued Fox, E! Entertainment and two law firms -- Gibson Dunn & Crutcher and Morrison & Foerster -- for libel, false-light invasion of privacy and conspiracy to commit commercial product disparagement. 


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