‘American Idol’ winner Lynn Hardy arrested for secretly wiretapping an LSU student’s dorm room 2022-04-29 12:21:38


Just days before he is scheduled to appear at ABC’s “Great Idol Reunion” special American IdolTwentieth Anniversary of Season Seventeen Idol Winner Laine Hardy posted a mysterious statement on social media revealing that he is under investigation by the Louisiana State University Police Department.

Hardy, 21, announced Thursday evening: “Earlier today, I received a warrant for the arrest of the accused for the allegations made against me and was cooperating fully with the Louisiana State University Police Department.” “I understand that my career has propelled me into the public spotlight, and I embrace it with all my heart because my entire world belongs to my music and my fans. However, due to the sensitive nature of this claim, I humbly request privacy at this time. I have the utmost respect for the law and will assist in their fulfillment as per The need to move forward.”

Hardy’s attorney, C. Frank Holthus, confirmed in A press release that Hardy “has received a warrant for his arrest and has been and will continue to cooperate fully with the Baton Rouge Police Department in this matter. Due to the public nature of Mr. Hardy’s profession, we request privacy at this time.”

While Hardy and Holthouse have not released any details about the allegations against him, LSU spokesperson Ernie Ballard confirmed Hardy’s arrest Friday morning with the following statement: Baton Rouge Parish Jail for Violation 15:1303 – Interception and disclosure of wired, electronic or oral communications. A warrant for his arrest has been submitted to the clerk of the court.”

Louisiana News Channel WAFB reported on Friday morning That Hardy was in fact accused of placing a listening device in the dorm room of female students at LSU – a crime punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for up to 10 years. Hardy was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on Friday on charges of intercepting communications, after he surrendered to authorities on a warrant issued Thursday. According to WAFB, an LSU student and her roommate found a recording device to “monitor her conversations” inside their dorm room in Azalea Hall on April 6 and alerted campus police. Police then uncovered evidence of secret recordings, made over 10 different days in February of this year, that included the baritone singer’s “distinguished voice”, whose name was mentioned by other parties.

hardy reservation documentthat he got New York Post, states that “the victim … found a fake Instagram on the defendant’s phone that he was using to cover up that he was illegally recording it when he was not around.” The documents also state that Hardy “had information about the victim and her actions over the Christmas holidays that was not known to the defendant.” When he “confronted” the student Hardy, “he admitted that he had left a ‘bug’ in her room but later disposed of it in his pond.”

Mugshot Lynn Hardy.  (Photo: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison)

Lynne Hardy’s photo. (Photo: East Baton Rouge Parish Prison)

According to prison incarceration documents, “the victim … identified a device, apparently a phone charger under the victim’s photon,” and after a Google search “learned that it was a VR-500 Voice Activated recorder.” In a recording dated February 2, “the victim was heard telling someone how she found out the defendant was taping her” but “didn’t know if the bug was still in her room.” The student was romantically involved with Hardy from November 2021 to February 2022, according to mail.

Hardy, whose single “I Save You” has appeared on several episodes of ABC The bachelorette This season, he’s set to duo with fellow country singer Lacy Kay Booth next Monday on ABC’s “Great Idol Reunion,” which will also feature former referees Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Idol Alumni Robin Stoddard, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Chris Allen, Scotty McCreary, Lauren Alina, Maddie Bob, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Willie Spence and Grace Kinstler. A source familiar with the situation told Yahoo Entertainment that the one-hour special, which was taped over a month ago, will air without editing and as planned.

Hardy is only the latest previous Idol The contestant finds himself in trouble with the law. In February, finalist Caleb Kennedy, who was disqualified from the show last year after being old, The emergence of racist posts on social media onlineIt was Accused of a felony of driving under the influence resulting in death. Thursday, Like Kennedy in front of a judge, at his fourth hearing since the DUI crash that killed 54-year-old Larry Barrys in Spartanburg, South Carolina as of this writing, Kennedy is still being held in a Spartanburg County Detention Center awaiting bond. If the 17-year-old is tried as an adult and convicted, he will face up to 25 years in prison.

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