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American Idol’s Laine Hardy Addresses Arrest Warrant and Investigation

american idolit is Wool Hardy speaks out after receiving an arrest warrant.

“Earlier today, I received a warrant due to allegations against me and have fully cooperated with the Louisiana State University Police Department,” the 21-year-old musician wrote. in a press release. shared via Twitter Thursday, April 28. “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. However, due to the sensitive nature of this allegation, I humbly request privacy at this time.

Hardy continued, “I have the utmost respect for the law and will assist in their investigation if necessary moving forward.”

The “Tiny Town” singer didn’t say what he was charged with or what charges he might face. Local Louisiana news outlet WAFB reported Thursday that Hardy turned himself in to LSU authorities before being taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail for incarceration.

An LSU spokesperson later noted in a statement to We Weekly: “Lane 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 Communications or oral His arrest warrant has been filed with the court registry.

Viewers watched Hardy compete in season 17 of american idolwhich began airing in March 2019. It was crowned the winner in May.

“My mind is so overwhelmed right now with so many different emotions. I really need to let it sink in. It hasn’t sunk in yet,” he said. entertainment tonight after the final, adding that he was “still processing” his accomplishment.

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Hardy first auditioned for season 16 of the singing competition, but he only reached the top 50 that year. While reflecting on his journey to victory, the Louisiana native recounted HEY“It shows that you don’t give up. Never give up, because you never know what’s going to happen.

Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie were a big part of Hardy’s success. “I’m really grateful that the judges are pushing me to come back because if I hadn’t I wouldn’t be in this position,” he said. E! News at the time.

After a brief tour in 2019, Hardy dropped a pair of singles in April 2020, returning to the american idol next month. His first album, Here’s to anyonewas released in September 2021. During Season 17 of the bachelorettehe performed his hit song “Memorize You”.

“I didn’t expect it at all, but I was definitely open to the opportunity to play on the bachelorettehe told American Songwriter in July 2021. “When they talked about it, I thought, ‘Really? Me?’ It was an incredible experience.”

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Cory E. Barnes

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