Corey Clark: The ‘American Idol’ That Won’t Go Away

Yes, there are many faces to Corey Clark, the former American Idol contestant who is claiming he had an affair with Paula Abdul. He also has said that she gave him advice and money.

According to ABC News, Clark claims that singer-dancer Abdul, now 42, initiated the relationship when he was 22, which started as a friendship but then became sexual. The special reports Clark’s allegation that Abdul “implored him not to talk about her to the media or publish his memoirs,” ABC said, noting that Clark played one answering machine message for “Primetime Live.” The contents of that message were not detailed in the ABC News statement.

Clark alleges his first private phone call with Abdul came after an associate of hers slipped Clark a piece of paper with her number. “So she was like, ‘You got to have better song choices, and I want to help you do that. I want to look out after you like, like, I’m your mom,'” Clark told “Primetime Live,” according to an excerpt released by ABC News. “And then she was like, “Well, more like your sister.” And I was like, ‘OK, cool, cool’ … And then she was like, “Well, maybe more like your special friend,'” Clark told the news show.

I’m curious as to how this affair ended. Is Paula Adbul a cold-hearted snake? Did she drop him after he was cut? I’m hoping ABC can shed some light on this fallen idol.

ABC News: Ex-‘Idol’ Claims Abdul Affair [AP]