BATON ROUGE, LA. (THECOUNT) — “American Idol” winner, Laine Hardy, introduced Thursday that he’s beneath investigation by the Louisiana State College Police Division.
Hardy, 21, revealed the information in a Thursday night time Fb put up, saying the LSUPD issued “a warrant as a consequence of allegations made in opposition to me.”
On Friday, he was taken into custody.
LSU launched the next assertion:
“Laine Reed Hardy (Non-LSU pupil) was arrested by LSU Police in the present day and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Jail for violation of 15:1303 — Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Digital, or Oral Communication. His arrest warrant has been filed with clerk of court docket.”
The American Idol champion has been accused of planting a recording system in his ex-girlfriend’s LSU dorm room.
Jail reserving paperwork state that “the sufferer suggested that final night time, whereas watching a film together with her roommate, the positioned a tool, showing to be a cellphone charger beneath the sufferer’s futon.”
He and the sufferer dated from November 2021-February 2022 and the crime for which his was booked into jail happened in February 2022.
The reserving doc states that in February, “the sufferer … discovered a pretend Instagram on the Defendant’s cellphone that he used to cowl up that he was illegally recording her when he was not round,” including that Hardy “had details about the sufferer and her actions throughout Christmas break that was not identified to the defendant.”
The doc states that she confronted him and Hardy “admitted that he left a ‘bug’ in her room later discarded it in his pond.” She later discovered a recording system on April 6 and police recovered it April 7 after they have been dispatched to her dorm room.
He flew to Louisiana from Nashville late Thursday night time and was booked Friday morning at EBR Parish Jail.
The nation crooner didn’t specify what he was accused of however famous he was “absolutely cooperative” with cops as practically two thousand of his followers posted messages of assist, stories NYP.
“I perceive that my profession has thrust me into the general public highlight, and I embrace that wholeheartedly as my whole world belongs to my music and my followers,” he wrote.
“Nevertheless, as a result of delicate nature of this allegation, I humbly ask for privateness at the moment. I’ve the utmost respect for the regulation and can help of their investigation as wanted transferring ahead.”
LSU confirmed there was an lively investigation in opposition to the musician, in keeping with WAFB-TV.
Hardy gained ABC’s “Idol” in 2019 and is thought for his hits “Memorize You” and “Flame.”