Corey Clark
American musician
Corey Clark
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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'American Idol' finalist Corey Clark admits to suicide attempt
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It seems the nearly never-ending battle between Corey Clark and "American Idol" took quite a toll on the Season 1 finalist.
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'American Idol': Corey Clark returns with lawsuit claiming racism
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"American Idol" contestant sues MTV for $40 million
Yahoo News - over 4 years
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A singer who competed on the second season of "American Idol," filed a libel lawsuit on Thursday against MTV Networks for more than $40 million, claiming he was unfairly ridiculed by one of its news reporters. The lawsuit claims that after Corey Clark was disqualified from "American Idol," having reached its "Top 10" finalists, MTV News correspondent Jim Cantiello falsely attacked Clark as a liar and called for a boycott of his music. ...
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Clint Trickett reflects on special first pass - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Ewen/Democrat files By Corey Clark • NoleSports.com: Participate in our live interactive game blog. Usually a touchdown with 6:57 left in the fourth quarter of a 34-0 win would be considered rather meaningless. No, this one actually had plenty of
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FSU's Reid, Smith suspended for violating team rules - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
Mike Ewen/Democrat By Corey Clark Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher announced on Tuesday afternoon that two of his best defensive players, cornerback Greg Reid and middle linebacker Telvin Smith, will be out of action for Saturday's game against
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FSU's Spurlock returns after career-threatening concussions - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
Listen to Ira Schoffel and Corey Clark on Seminole Headlines at 6 pm Wednesday on 1270 AM. • GamePlan Live: Watch Ira Schoffel, Corey Clark and Jim Lamar talk FSU football on Thursday on NoleSports.com. As he made his way back toward the locker room
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Jones no longer fixture in Doak TV booth - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
When the Florida State Seminoles kick off the 2011 season this afternoon against Louisiana-Monroe, there will be a familiar face — and voice — missing from Doak Campbell Stadium. For the first time in over three decades longtime Sun
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No. 7 FSU awaits another highly ranked opponent - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
His team is ranked seventh in the country and coming off a 5-0 win over North Florida on Sunday. That doesn't mean Florida State head soccer coach Mark Krikorian is ecstatic with the Seminoles' play through the first two weekends of the
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Fisher: ULM will have 'guns blazing' - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Listen to Ira Schoffel and Corey Clark on Seminole Headlines on Wednesday at 6 pm on 1270 AM. • GamePlan Live: Watch Ira Schoffel, Corey Clark and Jim Lamar talk FSU football on Thursday on NoleSports.com. Todd Berry wasn't on Miami's coaching staff
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FSU senior running back Ty Jones is performing well in practice - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
Democrat files By Corey Clark It hasn't exactly been a common theme over the last four years. But Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher has praised senior running back Ty Jones multiple times already this preseason for his work on the practice field
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FSU's Manuel finds silver lining vs. pass rush - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
It's not the most fun EJ Manuel has had on a football field, having to deal with the relentless pass rush of Florida State's defensive line every day. But he feels like he's becoming a better quarterback because of it
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Florida State Seminoles feeling the heat at practice - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 5 years
By Corey Clark TALLAHASSEE -- Florida State resumed two-a-day workouts Monday — less than 15 hours after completing Sunday's practice at Doak Campbell Stadium. And it came in that thick, relentless Tallahassee heat that pushed the
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Florida State soccer opens up preseason camp - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
Democrat files By Corey Clark The quest for the 2011 national championship began early Wednesday morning for the Florida State soccer team. Mark Krikorian's squad was out at the Seminole Soccer Complex at 8 am for the first day of preseason practice
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Down to FSU, LSU, Bama for nation's top quarterback prospect - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
Hueytown football baseball player Jameis Winston for all-metro football team. / Special to the Democrat One of the best prep quarterbacks in the country will be announcing his college choice this afternoon and the Florida State Seminoles
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Jones revels in success of former 'Noles - Tallahassee.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Florida State golf program still managed to have a very good weekend at the Utah Championship. That's where two of its former stars, Jonas Blixt and Drew Kittleson, finished in the Top 20 of the Nationwide Tour event at the Willow
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Kelly Rowland confesses to being tempted by 'hot guys' on 'The X Factor' - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Back in 2005, when "The X Factor" US judge Paula Abdul was a judge on "American Idol," Abdul was caught up in a big scandal when disqualified "American Idol" finalist Corey Clark claimed that he and Abdul had a sexual affair while he was a contestant
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Dix's 200 mark was a stunner - Tallahassee.com
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Democrat files By Corey Clark It was a time that seemingly came out of nowhere. Yes, Walter Dix was one of the best 200-meter sprinters in the country. And yes, he was the favorite to win the national championship in the event
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Corey Clark
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 31
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Clark, along with the other second season finalists, recorded RCA Records' The American Idol Season 2: All-time Classic Love Songs soundtrack. Their version of the song "What the World Needs Now is Love" debuted at number six on the Hot 100 singles sales Billboard Magazine Chart, beating out Jackie DeShannon's 1965 debut of the same song in at number seven. With singles charting at number one ("God Bless the U.S.A.") and number six ("What the World Needs Now is Love") that year, Clark and the rest of the second season cast became the first act since Nelly to place two titles in the top ten of BillBoards Hot 100 Singles sales. In the May 17, 2003 issue of Billboard Magazine the soundtrack attained Billboard's Top Soundtrack number-one spot, Billboard's Top internet Album sales at number fourteen, The Billboard 200 hot shot debut at number two, and the single "God Bless the U.S.A." remained at number one for three weeks. The soundtrack sold more than 500,000 copies domestically, giving Clark and his fellow second season castmates Gold record status, as well as making them all number one artists on the Billboard Music Charts of May, 2003.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2007
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Sentence could now be as high as two years in jail. Clark will also be placed on probation and will face a fine of as much as US$150,000.
  • 2006
    Age 25
    In 2006, he appeared on Only in LA, and on Soul Train.
    More Details Hide Details Clark also appeared on the cover of the March 31, 2003 issue of People, on the May 25, 2005 issue of Steppin' Out magazine and the August 26, 2005 issue of New Music Weekly magazine. Clark appeared and was interviewed for the "Nashville Auditions" episode of American Idol Rewind, a syndicated repackaging of American Idol. Clark's favorite male musical artist is Michael Jackson, and his favorite female musical artist is Beyoncé Knowles. His favorite albums are Purple Rain by Prince and II by Boyz II Men. His favorite song to sing is "Doing Just Fine". Other artists to whom he attributes influence on his own singing style include Ginuwine, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Brian McKnight. Tracks:
    In July 2006, Clark was arrested on suspicion of violating a court order and trespassing at his wife's stepfather's residence in Yuma, Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details Charges were not filed at his subsequent arraignment, due to a delay in getting reports from the sheriff's office about the incident.
    In June 2006, Monica Rodriguez Gonzalez, Clark's wife and mother of their child, Yeshua, filed for a domestic violence protective order.
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  • 2005
    Age 24
    In 2005 Clark was a guest on The Howard Stern Show.
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    Clark also performed on and co-hosted the 2005 New Music Weekly Awards, on which he debuted a selection from his album "Out of Control".
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    In August 2005, after an internal investigation by an independent counsel appointed by Fox, which included interviews with Abdul, Clark and other witnesses, the investigators concluded that Clark’s claims of a sexual relationship “have not been substantiated by any corroborating evidence or witnesses, including those provided by Mr. Clark, and Ms. Abdul expressly denies that any such relationship ever existed."
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    Clark's first album, Corey Clark, was released on June 21, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Although the making of the album was highly publicized, the final product received minimal promotion or radio play. Despite high-profile superstar featured guest spots from The Black Eyed Peas and Scott Storch, consumers were generally unaware that the album was released and available to the market. Clark claimed that radio conglomerate Clear Channel refused to play his record due to threats Clear Channel received that all American Idol promotional and advertising dollars would be pulled from any station playing Clark's record. Clark signed a one album, press and distribution label imprint deal with Universal/Bungalo Records, making him the first American Idol contestant in history to release his own album under his own record company distributed by a major label. This helped him earn a larger share of the album royalties and profits, and made him a partner in the decision-making process into the creative development of the album.
    In June 2005, Clark was cited and released on a misdemeanor battery charge after getting into a food fight during breakfast in a hotel room with his record company manager, Laura Kathleen Troy, and their entourage, which escalated into food and dishes being thrown.
    More Details Hide Details According to Sacramento Police Sergeant Justin Risley, both parties suffered scratches on their arms, but Troy did not press charges, and both Clark and Troy left in a vehicle together. Clark later apologized for the incident, explaining that his dancers, management team and record label representatives were also involved in the food fight, but that after they had left to get cleaned up, he and his manager, who stayed to clean up the room, were the ones present when the police arrived.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Clark provided, as evidence of his relationship with Paula Abdul, a message that Abdul left on his voice mail, multiple eyewitness accounts of Clark and Abdul being intimate together in public places, accounts by Clark's parents of Abdul calling their home looking for Corey, a bottle of prescription strength cough medicine prescribed to Abdul in Clark's possession, and phone records of Abdul and Clark speaking to each other for several hours at a time during late night hours. Abdul initially dismissed Clark's claims as lies, saying that she would not "dignify Clark's claims with a response", explaining, "Not only do I never lie, I never respond to lies". The show's other judges and some of the show's former contestants also expressed disbelief of Clark's claims, which Clark saw as an attempt by Abdul, the show, and the network to cover up the matter.
  • 2002
    Age 21
    Clark states in his book, "Initially no charges were filed against me, and I was refunded my $116.00 USD bond money after attending a November 11, 2002 court hearing back in Topeka."
    More Details Hide Details That December, after Corey had filled out his contracts for American Idol and was publicly named a semi-finalist on the show, the state district attorney elected to proceed with the case and filed charges against him. According to American Idols producers, Clark did not disclose his arrest record when joining the competition, although Clark maintains in Chapter 6 of his book entitled "American Paulatics" that he spoke with them and with judge Paula Abdul about his legal troubles. Producers also explained that the background checks conducted on all contestants did not uncover his arrest because of a misspelling of Clark's name in the police report. Clark maintains that this could not be true, as all background checks are conducted via social security numbers, which Clark had provided to producers in his contract. The producers disqualified Clark from further participation in the competition nine hours after The Smoking Gun's story broke.
    During the American Idol competition, The Smoking Gun revealed that Clark had been arrested at his Topeka, Kansas home on October 12, 2002, after neighbors called police after hearing a commotion within the residence, including a girl yelling.
    More Details Hide Details Police arrived and questioned Clark and his 15-year-old sister Alysha, after which Clark became confrontational with the officers. Clark alleges police misconduct in handling the matter, asserting that he was beaten by the officers, who ultimately wrestled Clark to the pavement and handcuffed him behind his back. After managing to get his handcuffed hands in front of him in the squad car, he was shown a taser and warned he would be shot with it if he continued to resist, at which point he relented. He was charged with misdemeanor battery on four police officers and his sister, and endangering the welfare of a child. However both Clark and his sister Alysha have denied that he ever hit her, and Alysha echoed her brother's account of the way the situation transpired. On December 4, days after Clark became one of the final 32 American Idol contestants, he was charged in Kansas District Court with resisting arrest, battery upon his sister, and criminal restraint. Clark ultimately pleaded "no contest" to "obstructing legal process" through a plea agreement, and was sentenced to six months unsupervised probation and ordered to pay $116.00 USD in legal costs.
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Clark names making it to the top 32 finalists during that season to be his proudest moment.
  • 2001
    Age 20
    In May 2001, he was sued by a Topeka grocery store where he allegedly passed a bad $50 check.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Duane, an R&B and disco singer who sang in San Bernardino nightclubs and opened for Al Wilson and B. B. King and recorded and performed with the James Last Orchestra and the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, is of African American, Cherokee, Apache, and Blackfoot descent. Jan Clark, the Hungarian-Ukrainian, Jewish, Irish, French, Cherokee, and Algonquian great granddaughter of a Budapest concert pianist, met Duane in Nashville while she worked in nightclubs specializing in R&B and Barbra Streisand. The multiracial nature of the Clarks’ relationship and of Corey’s heritage was a source of racial conflict for the family during the Clarks' early years in Lufkin, Texas, where Corey recalls a story his parents told him about; a December 1979 incident in which the couple were driving to church for a Christmas event, with Duane dressed as Santa Claus, when they were pulled over by a white police officer, who smashed one of the car’s tail lights, and told Duane he was being pulled over and arrested for driving with a broken tail light.
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