Abdul Accuser Would Cooperate With Government in “Idol” Probe, If Any

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The attorney for Corey Clark, the former "American Idol" contestant who claims he had an affair with Paula Abdul, said Tuesday that his client had "explicit" and "incriminating" evidence that the affair really took place. He was responding to denials by Abdul, and her satire of the incident on last weekend's "Saturday Night Live."

Clark's attorney, Richard B. Jefferson, said his client had not expressed "any plans to voluntarily reveal additional incriminating evidence, which he possesses, to the general public that undoubtedly proves the extent of their involvement because of its explicit nature." That's the kind of tortured public statement that shows why attorneys generally should not also act as spokespeople. Especially when you already have a spokesperson, like Clark does, although that spokesperson, Jed Wallace, refused to comment on what evidence Clark actually has. Personally, I don't think a spokesperson should get paid for saying "no comment," but they probably do.

Jefferson may have gotten a little carried away with his spokesperson role, as he went on to tell the Associated Press that Clark would "fully cooperate with any governmental agency that launches an investigation stemming from his claims." I would be interested to know which governmental agency it is, exactly, that would have jurisdiction to launch an investigation into the sleeping arrangements surrounding "American Idol." I guess Congress can investigate anything it wants, though, and this does seem like a vital national issue.