July 08, 2012 01:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
If you have been a hardcore American Idol fan over the course of the last decade, you just might remember Corey Clark. But probably not for his singing. The American Idol alum is better known for getting kicked off the show after failing to inform the producers of a past arrest. Now, he’s suing MTV for defamation? Why? Keep reading to find out!
Corey Clark thinks he has been slandered by MTV’s Jim Cantiello. The experience was apparently traumatic enough to be worth $40 million, because that’s the amount for which Clark is suing MTV. To ask for that sort of money, MTV must have really done something awful to Clark, right? Something like, (gasp) hinting that Corey Clark may not have been entirely honest about certain claims he made after being kicked off of American Idol.
Clark’s big beef with MTV and, in particular, Jim Cantiello, is that the writer was, “abusing the constitutional privledges of ‘freedom of the press’ … with the intent to permanently impair his state property rights and decimate his mental well-being.” Clark does have a point, in that many of Cantiello’s claims were over the top, and often, unsubstantiated. For example, Cantiello accused Corey Clark of being an “alleged sister-beater” after the charges had been dropped. Cantiello then proceeded to advise others to boycott Clark’s music. The tactic may have worked, because Clark has obviously not been a hit musician since his time on American Idol.
Corey Clark may have a case against MTV and Jim Cantiello, but $40 million? Does that not seem a bit excessive? At least Clark is getting a little attention again, even if, as usual, it’s for all the wrong reasons.
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