Fox Warns ABC About Potential Legal Action

Apr 26, 2005  •  Post A Comment

The day after ABC News announced a special edition of “primetime>live” that would air Wednesday, May 4, and would devote an hour to “explosive claims” about off-camera activities at Fox hit “American Idol,” there were reports that Fox has warned ABC to beware potential legal ramifications .

Corey Clark, a contestant in the second season of “American Idol” until charges he had assaulted his sister came to light in 2003, reportedly has shopped a book proposal that alleges, among other things, he had a secret relationship with “Idol” judge Paula Abdul. The May 2 Globe supermarket tabloid made Mr. Clark’s charges the cover story in its issue currently on the newsstands.

ABC News has divulged no details about the “primetime” report.

“We are working on our report for next Wednesday, and we have no further comment ,” said an ABC News spokesman Tuesday.

A spokesman for Fox Broadcasting also declined to comment.