American Idol winner Laine Hardy accused of putting listening device in ex-girlfriend’s dorm room at LSU

American Idol winner Laine Hardy accused of putting listening device in ex-girlfriend’s dorm room at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – American Idol winner and Louisiana native Laine Hardy was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on Friday, April 29, on a felony demand of intercepting communications.

Music star Laine Hardy remaining the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail several hours just after his arrest on Friday, April 29.

Laine Hardy
Laine Hardy(East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office)

Hardy, of French Settlement, La., turned himself in to the LSU Law enforcement Section on Friday early morning after a warrant for his arrest was issued Thursday.

Hardy won season 17 of the well-known display American Idol.

“Hardy was arrested by LSU Law enforcement now and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for violation of 15:1303– Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communication,” claimed LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard.

Hardy was produced on his have recognizance, this means he did not have to post bail. He left the jail just soon after 5:30 p.m. Friday.

That distinct crime carries a most penalty of a $10,000 great and up to ten years in prison.

Azalea Hall at LSU
Azalea Corridor at LSU(James deGraauw | WAFB)

According to the arrest warrant, a feminine and her roommate found a recording product inside of their dorm room at Azalea Corridor on the LSU campus on April 6, 2022. The following day, they noted the discovering to LSU law enforcement. The female advised police she found the recording gadget, which resembled a telephone charger, under her futon, the warrant said. The female reported she experienced been in a prior relationship with Hardy. Police said they later identified proof of magic formula recordings built over 10 various times in February of this calendar year, the warrant added.

Hardy arrived at LSUPD Friday morning and was then transported to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for scheduling.

Hardy was established to accomplish Friday night time at the Mississippi Mudbug Competition in Jackson, Overlook. Organizers of that party stated the overall look was canceled because of to “an unexpected own responsibility” by Hardy.

Hardy built the adhering to put up to Facebook Thursday evening, informing his just about 750,000 followers of his pending arrest:

“Earlier nowadays, I obtained a warrant due to allegations built versus me and have been absolutely cooperative with the Louisiana Condition University Law enforcement Department. I recognize that my career has thrust me into the general public spotlight, and I embrace that wholeheartedly as my whole environment belongs to my audio and my followers. Nevertheless, due to the delicate nature of this allegation, I humbly request for privateness at this time. I have the utmost respect for the law and will support in their investigation as essential transferring forward.”

The Louisiana Business office of Tourism (Good deal) featured Hardy on the go over of its 2022 Louisiana Inspiration Manual named “Louisiana Feed Your Soul.” That manual, aimed at holidaymakers, attributes Louisiana restaurants and sights.

Laine Hardy is featured on the cover of the 2022 Louisiana Inspiration Guide.
Laine Hardy is featured on the cover of the 2022 Louisiana Inspiration Tutorial.(Louisiana Division of Tourism)

“Laine Hardy has been an superb ambassador for Louisiana and partnering with him has been a genuinely excellent expertise,” reported Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser in releasing the tutorial before this 12 months. “His appreciate of Louisiana is obvious in his songs and in the passion he displays when talking about our fantastic condition.”

The singer is also highlighted in television ads that market Louisiana, as a result of the Lt. Governor’s Business office. Individuals sequence of ads are named “Louisiana Is A Journey.”

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