American Idol star arrested for domestic violence

By Tribute on August 13, 2015 | 11 Comments

Constantine MaroulisAmerican Idol season 4 contestant Constantine Maroulis, 39, was arrested for allegedly attacking the mother of his child.

He claims the assault was in self defense. Constantine has since been released on bail.

Police were called to the home the couple share in Wyckoff, New Jersey where the mother of his child alleges he kicked and punched her repeatedly. The singer claims he was injured while he attempted to defend himself from her attacks.

Constantine was arrested for kicking his partner in the groin and throwing her to the ground.

Made famous in season 4 of American Idol, Constantine finished in the top ten, taking the sixth spot. He has since gone on to receive a Tony Award nomination for his starring role on Broadway in the musical Rock of Ages and more recently, received a Drama League Award Nomination for his performance as the title role in the Broadway production Jekyll and Hyde. ~Greg Chisholm


Comments & Discussion

  1. Dorydancer • August 13, 2015 @ 12:21 PM

    Will we ever know what really happened? All I can say is Constantine is really talented. Hope things go well for all involved.

  2. Mike Hunt • August 13, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

    What a self-important bully.

    Ever hear the term “Just walk away”


  3. Cdngalval • August 13, 2015 @ 1:43 PM

    What a disgusting specimen of a man!

    He is a woman beater and will always have that title hanging over his head and well deserved!

    No woman deserves to be beaten or bullied; obviously he wasn’t man enough to walk away!

    Regardless of the story posted; bottom line is he should have not touched her!!

  4. rofl • August 13, 2015 @ 2:36 PM

    “no woman deserves to be beaten or bullied” except when it benefits her, right?

    lol you’re such an sjw.

    if a woman’s coming at me with a knife, you can be damn sure she’s getting knocked out lolol

    also this article is clickbait garbage, but lets a make a big deal out of some loser american idol star that everyone forgot about lol

  5. AZSHADORE • August 13, 2015 @ 3:03 PM

    As you stated Cdngalval -“Regardless the story posted”…..but who says she is not lying? There is not just spousal abuse towards women….it has been proven that some women abuse their spouses(no matter the size difference)……So again….this is a story! The public was not present and the police arrived after the fact. There are always 2 sides to a story or as the expression goes…..”It takes 2 to Tango!”

  6. Snepts • August 14, 2015 @ 11:01 AM

    He’s no Taylor Hicks, that’s for sure!

  7. Keith • August 14, 2015 @ 1:06 PM

    A man has the right to defend himself against ANY attacker. If she hit him first then he can react back to protect himself. Nobody else was there to know what happened. I don’t believe in hitting a woman and agree with walking away but if she started first and was hitting him protect yourself. Does anyone know how big his girlfriend is? Is she anything like say Ronda Rousey MMA star? Lets wait until all details come out to label someone. I know because I went through this exact thing.

  8. TeeDee • August 14, 2015 @ 1:55 PM

    Whatever it was that happened between the couple, the police obviously believed he did kick her in the groin and throw her to the ground. Officers often have a lot of experience in dealing with domestic disturbances and are well aware of the fact that women can be the abusers, so they must have had some reason to arrest him and not his wife…

  9. irene sacchetto • August 15, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

    It takes two to tango and depends who tells the story best.It’s a shame that this happens so often and the future of couple is in jeaprody.Shame on whoever started first.When this happens it’s a sign that the couple should make a clean break.Violence should not be tolerated.

  10. Kris • August 15, 2015 @ 6:38 PM

    The fact of the matter is that women here in North America and globally suffer terrible physical and mental abuse at the hands of men. Most murders of women are domestically related…women have a right to defend themselves as well.

  11. lulubelle • August 23, 2015 @ 10:30 PM

    Did he really have to kick her in the crotch to ‘defend himself’? Sounds kinda fishy. The cops obviously thought so too. If she has marks and he doesn’t…. Too bad, I actually liked this guy on American Idol.

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