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Name: Corey Clark  
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Date of Birth: 21st March 1978
Place of Birth: Syracuse, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
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Corey Clark is an American singer and was a finalist for the second season of American Idol in 2003.

During the competition, it was revealed that Clark had been arrested in 2002 for assaulting his teenage sister and resisting arrest. He ultimately pleaded "no contest" to "obstructing legal process" due to a plea agreement, and was sentenced to six months unsupervised probation and ordered to pay USD$116 in legal costs. Because he had not revealed this information to the American Idol producers, Clark was disqualified from further participation in the competition.

He was first sued by Wal-Mart in April 2000 for passing more than $600 in bad checks. And in May 2001 he was sued by a Topeka grocery store where he allegedly passed a bad $50 check.

Clark alleged in a book proposal and a May 2005 interview with ABC's Primetime Live that he and Idol judge Paula Abdul had an affair during the second season and that she coached him on how to succeed in the competition. Corey Clark had hard evidence of his alleged affair with Paula Abdul. A voice recording of Paula Abdul was even revealed on the Primetime Live show as well. However, Abdul dismissed Clark's claims as lies, as did the other judges and many of the show's former contestants. Carmen Rasmusen also revealed that while they were both contestants she saw Clark in bed with another contestant whose name she would not reveal. In August 2005, an official investigation by Fox concluded that they found no evidence to support Clark's claims and that Abdul could continue her judging duties on future seasons of American Idol.

On the finale episode of the fourth season of American Idol, Fox televised a parody of Clark's claims, in which judge Simon Cowell was alleged to be having an affair with himself. The parody was very close in plot to the Primetime Live investigation. Clark released a statement that the parody offended him, and was an "insult to the intelligence of the viewer".

In June 2005 Clark was cited on a misdemeanor battery charge after getting into an altercation at a Sacramento, California hotel.

Clark's first album, Corey Clark quickly flopped. Although it was highly publicized and featured guest spots from the Black Eyed Peas and Scott Storch, the album managed to sell only about 500 copies its first week and about 800 to date.

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