American 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