Corey Clark cited for battery after food fight with record company exec

Having finally arranged to meet with FOX about his explosive allegations, everyone’s favorite American Idol 2 industrial waste spill Corey Clark has now elbowed his way back into the news by being cited for battery.

For food-fighting.

In a hotel.

With an exec from his record company.

Corey and a “CDC Records executive, Laura Kathleen Troy, were having breakfast in one of the two rooms they rented when they began arguing over an incident from Clark’s Friday night concert in West Sacramento,” according to the AP.

A Sacramento police department spokesperson said, and this is a great quotation, “It ended up as a food fight, throwing dishes. The injuries were relatively minor. I think it was mutual, a back-and-forth kind of thing.”

Update: Corey has apologized, and in doing so, has provided new details. This wasn’t just a food fight between two people–it actually involved his entire entourage. And he has dancers! In a statement, Corey said,

“My dancers, crew, management and I were all involved in a food fight that lasted only a few minutes. With that said, I would like to apologize to any hotel guests and/or staff that may have been inconvenienced as a result of this situation. I trust that the authorities have a clear understanding of what really occurred and after reviewing the facts will rule accordingly.”

Corey Clark cited for battery and Corey Clark apologizes for ‘food fight’ [AP]
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