WHAT THE F*CK. Corey Clark is suing MTV for more than 40 million dollars, for LIBEL, claiming he was unfairly ridiculed by Jim Cantiello. You may remember Corey as the American Idol Season 2 contestant who was disqualified for lying about some misdemeanor charges that included a battery charge against his sister. Later, he claimed he and judge Paula Abdul had been involved in a sexual relationship while he competed on the show. Paula denied it and the show backed her up.
The lawsuit claims that after Corey Clark was disqualified from “American Idol,” having reached its “Top 10” finalists, MTV News correspondent Jim Cantiello falsely attacked Clark as a liar and called for a boycott of his music.
Clark’s lawsuit said Cantiello, who wrote for MTV as an expert on “Idol,” defamed the singer in a series of online posts from early 2007 through July 2011. In them, he described Clark as a “degenerate,” accused him of lying about the charges, falsely called him an “alleged sister-beater” after the charges were dropped, and instructed readers to boycott his debut album.
Additionally, the lawsuit states that Cantiello repeatedly ridiculed Clark about a relationship with “Idol” judge Paula Abdul, saying Clark had invented the romance. The lawsuit claims Clark and Abdul were, in fact, involved.
MTV’s parent company, Viacom Inc, also was named in the suit, which was filed in Tennessee District Court in Nashville.
This is ridiculous. C’mon. It’s really, really REALLY hard for celebrities to sue for libel in the American courts and win. There are a number of criteria that need to be met in order for the plaintiff to be successful. A pundit on an entertainment site making fun of your ass does not equal libel.
Corey Clark, still famewhoring, must be desperate for money.