A contestant who became the focus of controversy on the Fox singing competition “American Idol” has been arrested. People magazine reports that Corey Clark, who appeared on season two of the reality show back in 2002, was arrested Wednesday in Yuma, Ariz., on charges related to alleged domestic violence.
“The singer, 35, is being held at a detention center on $20,000 bail, a spokesperson for the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office told People,” the story reports. “On Thursday, he appeared in Yuma Justice Court on felony aggravated harassment and misdemeanor interfering with judicial proceedings charges and is scheduled to reappear in court on Monday.”
Clark has been arrested before, and was disqualified from “Idol” after it was revealed that he had been arrested in October 2002 in connection with an alleged domestic disturbance. Two years later he began making allegations that he had been involved in a sexual relationship with Paula Abdul, who was a judge on “American Idol.”
He has had a number of run-ins with the law in the years since. In the latest incident, Clark is accused of stalking his estranged wife.
“Monica Clark, 36, has accused Corey of breaking a protective order that limits his contact with her to email for solely matters related to their children,” People reports. “According to the police report, transcripts show he mentioned her relationship with another man and expressed his feelings for her in multiple emails. ‘I love you Monica Clark, and I always will forever and ever,’ he allegedly wrote. ‘I’ll look for you in my dreams where we will always be together.'”