Corey Clark was arrested Wednesday night and charged with felony domestic violence after he allegedly violated a restraining order his estranged wife had against him.
The former “American Idol” contestant had been following Monica Clark around Arizona, even though the protective order ruled he could only communicate with her through email to discuss their children. (RELATED: ‘American Idol’ Sent A Cease-And-Desist Letter To SENIOR CITIZENS)
After she quit replying to Clark’s emails, he began following her around town, and even sat outside a restaurant where she was eating dinner “and stared for hours,” TMZ reports.
Clark became famous after he was disqualified from the second season of “American Idol” after the show’s producers found out he had been arrested before and failed to disclose that on his application form. He later accused judge Paula Abdul of starting an affair with him. (RELATED: ‘American Idol’ Ending After 15 Seasons)
Police later changed Clark’s charge to misdemeanor domestic violence and felony aggravated harassment. (RELATED: Ellen DeGeneres Calls ‘American Idol’ Worst Decision She’s Ever Made)