Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Corey Clark told ‘The Early Show’ about his allegations that he and Paula Abdul had a three-month long affair. Watch the segment via CBSNews.com below the cut.
Paula Abdul And Michael Jackson Converge
May 7, 2005 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday night, “Yesterday, at the Michael Jackson trial, two men testified that when they were younger, Michael Jackson never touched either one of them. Yeah. Good news for them. However the men did say they were recently fondled by Paula Abdul. … Congratulations to them. Speaking of Paula Abdul, you probably all heard about this. Corey Clark, the former ‘American Idol’ contestant who said he slept with Paula Abdul, claims that the show’s producers have smeared his name and made him hated and despised. Clark said I feel like Ryan Seacrest.”
‘SNL’ Appearance & Non-Denial Denial From Abdul
May 7, 2005 – Reuters reports ‘American Idol’ judge Paula Abdul will make a guest appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’ tonight. Abdul’s appearance comes days after allegations of an affair with ‘Idol contestant Corey Clark. Abdul issued a statement Friday saying: “All my life, I have been taught to take the high road, and never to dignify salacious or false accusations, and I have been taught never, never to lie. Not only do I never lie, I never respond to lies, no matter how vicious, no matter how hurtful. I do trust my fans who can see through attempts at character assassination, and I do trust the essential fairness of the American public.”
‘Idol’ Finalists Present Abdul With Bouquets
May 5, 2005 – The five ‘American Idol’ finalists, including Scott Savol, who was later voted off, presented judge Paula Abdul with two huge bouquets in an apparent sign of support – just before ABC’s devastating ‘Primetime Live’ report on her alleged affair with ex-contestant Corey Clark.