Corey Clark

Born Jul 13, 1980

Corey Delaney Clark is an American singer. He is known for his highly-publicized disqualification from the second season of American Idol and later allegations of a sexual relationship between him and then-Idol judge, Paula Abdul.

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1980 Birth Corey Clark was born July 13, 1980 in San Bernardino, California, to Duane and Jan Clark, two singers who met on the road in Nashville, Tennessee in early 1978 while following their own musical aspirations. … Read More


2001 20 Years Old …  In May 2001, he was sued by a Topeka grocery store where he allegedly passed a bad $50 check.
Clark and his family moved to Nashville, and while working as a stage hand in 2002, Clark auditioned for the reality TV music competition show American Idol; he has been described as "one of the most impressive top ten finalists of the talent search’s second season". … Read More
Two years later, Clark began making allegations about his relationship with Abdul. Clark stated in his E-book, They Told Me to Tell the Truth, So: The Sex, Lies and Paulatics of One of America's Idols, and in a May 2005 interview with ABC's Primetime Live that Idol judge Paula Abdul took him under her wing, beginning on December 12, 2002, and coached him on how to succeed in the competition, including helping him select the right songs, clothes, and hairstyle, in order to avoid the show's "exploitation" of young hopefuls' careers like himself, and that this mentorship developed into a three-month-long sexual relationship. … Read More
In June 2006, Monica Rodriguez Gonzalez, Clark's wife and mother of their child, Yeshua, filed for a domestic violence protective order.
2007 26 Years Old On October 2, 2007, Clark pled guilty under a plea agreement to charges of felony aggravated harassment involving domestic violence for the trespassing offense and the sentence, which was held over from a November 1 sentencing hearing, is anticipated to be harsher than the normal minimum of four to six months in jail due to the added offense of violating an order of protection that his estranged wife had placed upon him only one month prior to the trespassing charge. … Read More


2012 31 Years Old Clark filed a libel lawsuit on July 5, 2012 against MTV Networks for more than $40 million, saying that MTV News correspondent Jim Cantiello "falsely attacked Clark as a liar and called for a boycott of his music". … Read More
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