*The saga continues for singer Corey Clark, made famous by his season two appearance on Fox’s American Idol and by his unceremonious and controversial exit from the show.
In 2013 ten contestants filed a $25 million suit against the show claiming that details of arrest records in their personal lives were exploited in a manner which defamed them. The law suit did not result in victory. The ten hopefuls argued that their talent was overshadowed by what was perceived to be ongoing character assassinations. The network maintained that the contestants failed to disclose their arrest records, and that was grounds for disqualification. It was a tough blow for Clark, who also suffered fallout over his alleged affair with famed American Idol judge Paula Abdul.
Through all of this Corey Clark has fought a legal battle to redress what has continually been deemed by him to be slanderous and libelous activity by media outlets who refuse to let the facts prevail. In 2012 he lost a $40 million dollar suit against MTV, but Corey is undaunted and has scored at least some hope in his current battle against Radar Online.
Corey’s account is that the outlet smeared his name in retaliation for him granting an exclusive interview to another media company once he refuted previously published information about him that further permeated a misrepresentation of an alleged battery arrest, for which there was no conviction and the charges were later dropped with regards to an alleged altercation with Clark’s sister. Though Clark and his sister have gone to the press to refute the allegations, Clark maintains that there are some in the media who will not let the falsehoods die.
Despite claims of being blackballed because of his persistence to fight for his rights, Clark persists. Last week Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White issued a ruling that denied defendant Radar Online’s Anti Slap motion to strike and dismiss the Clark vs. RadarOnline, LLC case in its entirety.
Corey Clark gave EURweb this exclusive account of the latest proceedings in an interview with LaRita Shelby on May 8th 2015.
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After this great news for Corey, he now flexes his legal muscles for the next round when the case goes to trial. EURweb sought a reply from Cameron Stracher, counsel for Radar Online but was told that no comment could be made on pending litigation.