American Idol winner Laine Hardy charged with bugging ex-girlfriend’s dorm – Crime Online

The 2019 American Idol winner was arrested in Louisiana on Friday and charged with bugging his ex-girlfriend’s dorm room at Louisiana State University.

Laine Hardy, 21, confirmed that LSU police are investigating in a Facebook post Thursday.

“Earlier today, I received a warrant due to allegations against me and have cooperated fully with the Louisiana State University Police Department,” he said in the message.

Hardy declined to say what the investigation was about and asked for confidentiality “due to the sensitive nature of this allegation.”

The singer was charged with interception and disclosure
wire, electronic or oral communication, a crime, according to the Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

According to the arrest warrant, Hardey’s former girlfriend told police she found the device in her Azalea Hall room on April 7 and did a Google search which told her it was. was a voice-activated recorder. And, she said, Hardy admitted to putting the device in his bedroom, the Lafayette Daily Advertiser reported.

LSU police downloaded recordings and wrote that they had identified Hardy’s voice, which they described as “very distinct”.

Hardy won the American Idol contest in 2019 as a teenager. He is originally from Louisiana and lives in Livingston Parish, just east of Baton Rouge, where LSU is located. He is not a university student.

Hardy’s attorney, C Frank Holthaus, acknowledged the singer’s arrest warrant and said he “has been and will continue to be fully cooperative with the Baton Rouge Police Department in this matter.”

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[Featured image: FILE – Laine Hardy performs in 2019. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)]

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