‘American Idol’ contestant, often known as ‘singing garbageman’ Doug Kiker, arrested for home violence

'American Idol' contestant, known as 'singing garbageman' Doug Kiker, arrested for domestic violence

2021-05-15 23:24:39

A former “American Idol” contestant recognized to viewers because the “singing garbageman” has been arrested in Alabama on home violence costs.

Doug Kiker, 28, was arrested Thursday for home violence in Cell, a spokesperson on the Cell Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed to Fox Information. 

Particulars of the incident are unclear and the Cell Police Division, the arresting company within the case, didn’t instantly return Fox Information’ request for extra data Saturday. TMZ, which was first to report Kiker’s arrest, mentioned an grownup lady was concerned and referred to as 911.

Kiker was a fan-favorite on Season 18 of the ABC competitors sequence. Throughout his time on tv, the singing hopeful was reportedly described as a married father of two who labored full time as a trash collector.

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Highlights throughout Kiker’s season embody the second he introduced “Idol” decide Katy Perry to tears with a rendition of “Bless the Damaged Street” by Rascal Flatts.

Doug Kiker was arrested on Thursday in Alabama for home violence.
(Cell County Sheriff’s Workplace)

He was finally despatched dwelling the primary day throughout Hollywood Week, Deadline stories. 

This is not the one headline-making “American Idol” contestant this week. Days in the past, present Season 19 finalist Caleb Kennedy exited the present after an alleged Ku Klux Klan-themed video surfaced, exhibiting the teenager showing to face subsequent to somebody with a Ku Klux Klan hood.

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“Hey y’all, that is gonna be a little bit of a shock, however I’m not gonna be on American Idol. There was a video that surfaced on the web and it displayed actions that weren’t meant to be taken in that means. I used to be youthful and didn’t take into consideration the actions, however that is not an excuse,” Kennedy, 16, wrote in an announcement.

The teenager continued: “I wanna ask for forgiveness to all my followers and everybody who I’ve let down. I will be taking a bit of day without work social media to higher myself, however saying that, I do know this has harm and disillusioned lots of people and made individuals lose respect for me. I am so sorry!”

Kennedy’s sudden exit leaves 4 finalists: Grace Kinstler, Chayce Beckham, Casey Bishop and Willie Spence.

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Kennedy’s mom has spoken out in protection of her son, claiming he “would not have a racist bone in his physique.”

The video was filmed after Kennedy and others “watched the film ‘The Strangers: Prey at Evening’ and so they had been imitating these characters. It had nothing to do with the Ku Klux Klan,” she mentioned.


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