So tragic! ‘American Idol’ Season 4 contestant Constantine Maroulis was arrested on charges of domestic violence for allegedly attacking the mother of his child. However, the ‘Idol’ alum claims he was acting in self defense — he has since been released on bail.
Constantine Maroulis, 39, who is best known for being a contestant on the fourth season of American Idol, was arrested and charged with domestic battery against his child’s mother, on Aug 12. Police were reportedly called to the home they share in Wyckoff, New Jersey, where she alleges he kicked and attacked her. However, the rock singer claims he was injured when he tried to defend himself.
Constantine was arrested for allegedly kicking his companion in the groin and then throwing her to the ground, according to law enforcement sources. However, he adamantly denies he ever attacked her and claims he was only acting in self defense, his rep told TMZ. Additionally, the rep claims there are well-documented instances of her being violent with him previously, and Constantine was injured on his right thigh when she threw something at him. Whatever the truth may be, we pray that this is resolved for the sake of their child.
Constantine first came to national attention when he was a top ten contestant on the fourth season of American Idol, where he eventually finished in sixth place, losing out to eventual winner Carrie Underwood, 32. He was known as one of the first contestants to compete as a rocker, as compared to the traditional pop sound Idol was known for. After his elimination from the show, he became the frontman for the rock band, Pray For The Soul Of Betty, with whom he toured for three years. He also recently appeared on a Season 7 episode of The Real Housewives of New York City.
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— Alex Cramer