Corey Clark escapes prosecution

For those who've been waiting with bated breath to hear of Corey Clark's post-food-fight fate, here is the good word: Our breakfast-besmirched young man is free and clear.

The 24-year-old singer, who was cited for misdemeanor battery last week after a food fight with his record company manager got out of hand, will not face criminal charges.

"They decided there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him," stated Lana Wyatt, a spokesperson for the district attorney's office in Sacramento County. If charged, Clark could have faced up to one year in prison and a $1,000 fine.

Clark and his manager, Laura Kathleen Troy, caused a disturbance in the Sacramento hotel they were staying in when a morning argument escalated to violence. Police responded to a call from other guests, and arrived to find Clark and Troy standing with scratched-up arms in a room littered with dishes. Clark was cited despite protests from Troy, who, according to reports, was "uncooperative."

"Coming on the heels of a huge misunderstanding, Corey is obviously thrilled," stated Jed Wallace, Clark's representative. "I think the major lesson here is, when you're on the road and want to blow off steam, go for a jog."

Clark has been involved in his share of controversy since he was dismissed from the second season of American Idol for not disclosing a 2002 arrest for an alleged assault on his sister. His recent claims of an illicit affair with Idol judge Paula Abdul propelled him back into the public eye just in time for the release of his debut album, and he was scheduled to discuss those claims with Fox executives on June 30. There is no official word on what transpired during the meeting, if it indeed took place.

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he should have slapped paula
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sorry, guess it's called, pouring water on his mill...
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so rigth now we're actually pouring water on his bottles, so to speak... negative attention is also a kind of attention...
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He will do anything just to get his name in the media.
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This guy is a punk! I can't believe anyone is still thinking about him. He was a looser on Idol and he's a looser now. His Paula "expose" was a joke and solidified his fate as a mediocrity. Too bad we still have to hear about this freak show.
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Who here thinks this was staged? Im thinking him and his manager got together and decided to to do something that would get into the news, maybe that is why she did not want him to get arrested..
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i think he just wants the attention so his cd will do great, apparently he'll do anything to get noticed.
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Has this guy ever actually gotten into the news for his MUSIC? What's next, a wardrobe malfunction?
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I don't think a misdemeanor charge is sufficient if he has indeed had an affair with abdul, act of terrorism should come closer, or threatening national security... ;)
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Misdemenor battery for a food fight....
And I thought I've heard everything 0_o
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what i think he should be charged for that and everything else even sleeping with paula?
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Oh Brother!! He just did that to get into the news!! This guy has no shame at all and would do anything and everything to try get peoples attention. If he had any talent at all, he wouldn't need to. All I can say is shame on him.
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