Former American Idol star Constantine Maroulis was arrested and charged with domestic violence earlier today, Aug. 12, after allegedly kicking Angel Reed — his partner and the mother of his four-year-old daughter — in the groin.
Authorities tell TMZ Angel called 911 from their New Jersey home, claiming the 39-year-old singer threw her to the ground and kicked her in the groin, at which point law enforcement responded and arrested him.
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He was then jailed and promptly bailed out.
A rep for Constantine tells TMZ he was acting in self-defense because she attacked him first, following an argument prompted by Angel telling Constantine she was leaving him.
The rep also insists he didn’t kick her, adding there are prior incidents that demonstrate she’s been violent in the past.
The former AI alum says he also sustained an injury on his thigh after his estranged girlfriend threw something at him.