american idol Star Laine Hardy has been arrested and is accused of leaving a listening device in his ex-girlfriend’s dorm.
Hardy, 21, winner Idol in 2019, is under investigation by the Louisiana State University Police Department. He said he was “fully cooperative” with authorities in a social media post.
“I understand that my career has propelled me into the public spotlight, and I wholeheartedly embrace that because my whole world belongs to my music and my fans,” he wrote in part.
Hardy then requested confidentiality due to “the sensitive nature of this allegation.”
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“I have the utmost respect for the law and will assist in their investigation if necessary moving forward. »
“Laine Reed Hardy (non-LSU student) was arrested by LSU police today and taken to East Baton Rouge Parish Jail for violation of 15:1303 – Interception and Disclosure of Wired, Electronic or oral. His arrest warrant has been filed with the clerk of the court,” LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard said in a statement Friday.
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Hardy was accused of leaving a listening device in his ex-girlfriend’s campus accommodation “to monitor her conversations” after they split.
The pair reportedly dated from November 2021 to February 2022.
According to prison booking documents, “The victim indicated that last night, while watching a movie with her roommate, [they] located a device, appearing to be a phone charger under the victim’s futon.
After Googling what it was, “she learned it was a VR-500 voice-activated recorder.”
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