Former 'American Idol' Contestant Corey Clark Arrested For Domestic Violence

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 09/25/2015 | 12:15 PM EDT

Clark has also been charged with aggravated harassment

Former "American Idol" contestant Corey Clark is back in the headlines for reasons other than singing (or that alleged "fling" with Paula Abdul). He was arrested Wednesday night for misdemeanor domestic violence, reports TMZ.


Clark, who appeared on season two of "Idol," was arrested in Yuma, Arizona and initially charged with felony domestic violence against his estranged wife. After a review of the case, the charge was taken down to a misdemeanor, although he still faces a felony aggravated harassment charge.


From TMZ:


"According to Clark's arrest report, there were several instances where he violated a protective order his wife had against him. The report says he was only allowed to communicate with Monica Clark via email and only to discuss their children.


Monica says Clark took it one step too far when she stopped replying to his emails. She claims he started to follow her, and in one instance, Corey allegedly sat outside a restaurant where she was eating dinner, and stared for hours.


In the docs, Monica says Clark hounded her about her new relationship in emails -- which would be a clear violation of the protective order."


Clark made an appearance in Yuma Justice court on Thursday, where his bail was set at $20,000.


His time on "Idol" was cut short after producers discovered he had not disclosed his arrest record.

(Photo: Yuma County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

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