Laine Hardy Arrested: Laine Hardy, the winner of American Idol, was detained on Friday, April 29 after being accused of installing a listening device in his ex-college girlfriend’s dorm room, according to authorities.
Laine Hardy Arrested
According to Ernie Ballard, a spokesman for Louisiana State University, Hardy, 21, of Livingston, Louisiana, is charged with criminal interception and disclosure of wire, electronic, or oral communication.
He could face a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail sentence of two to ten years if proven guilty.
Hardy’s lawyer, C. Frank Holthaus, said in a statement to USA Today that his client “has been and will continue to be entirely cooperative with the Louisiana State University Police Department on this matter.”
A woman and her roommate discovered a recording device inside their dorm room on April 6, according to the arrest warrant. The next day, they informed LSU police of their discovery. The woman said officers she spotted the gadget, which seemed to be a phone charger, under her futon, according to the warrant. Laine Hardy Arrested
She told detectives she believed her ex-boyfriend, Hardy, had planted the device in her room earlier because he seemed to know things about her life she hadn’t told him about.