Laine Hardy won American Idol in 2019 and now, she has been arrested by police. Photo on Instagram.
The winner of American Idol‘Laine Hardy was arrested today, Friday, after being charged put a secret microphone in his ex -girlfriend’s college dorm, authorities said.
Hardy, 21, of Livingston, Louisiana, faces a number of interceptions and disclosures of wire, electronic or oral communications, orno serious crimee, according to Louisiana State University (LSU) spokesman Ernie Ballard. Hardy surrendered himself to LSU police and was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail.
A spokeswoman for the singer, who is not an LSU student, did not immediately return an email seeking comment.
Hardy’s attorney, C. Frank Holthaus, told USA Today that his client “has been and will continue to fully cooperate with the Louisiana State University Police Department in this matter.”
Holthaus did not immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press requesting comment.
Laine Hardy won American Idol in 2019. Photo Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File.
According to the warrant of arrest, a woman and her roommate found a recording device inside their bedroom on April 6. The next day, they reported the finding to LSU police. The woman told police she found the device, which appeared to be a phone charger, under her futon, according to the warrant.
He told officers he believed his ex -girlfriend, Hardy, left him because he seemed to know details about his life that he had not told him. Police later said they found evidence of secret recordings made over 10 days in Februaryaccording to the court order.
“The victim indicated that he was immediately confronted, where he admitted he left a ‘hidden microphone’ in his roombut he threw it into his lake, ” said a police affidavit.
“My whole world belongs to my fans”
Hardy, who won the 17th season of the talent competition American Idol in 2019, he told his nearly 750,000 Facebook followers about the investigation on Thursday.
Laine Hardy, to her fans: “I’m humbly asking for privacy at this time.” Photo on Instagram.
“I understand that my career has put me in the public eye, and I wholeheartedly accept it, ever since. my whole world belongs to my music and my fans. However, due to the sensitive nature of this accusation, I humbly ask for privacy at this time. I have the utmost respect for the law and will cooperate with the investigation if necessary, ” he wrote on his social network page.
If convicted, he will face a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and fines of $ 10,000. Source: AP.