“American Idol” star Laine Hardy has been arrested amid reports he left a listening device in his ex-girlfriend’s student accommodation.

Hardy, 21, who won “Idol” in 2019, is being investigated by the Louisiana State University Police Department, insisting he was being “fully co-operative” in a social media post.

His message included, “I understand that my career has thrust me into the public spotlight, and I embrace that wholeheartedly as my entire world belongs to my music and my fans.”

Hardy then asked for privacy due to “the sensitive nature of this allegation.”

READ MORE: Laine Hardy Says He’s Feeling ‘So Many Different Emotions’ After Winning ‘American Idol’ (Exclusive)

He wrote, “I have the utmost respect for the law and will assist in their investigation as needed moving forward.”

LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard then released the following statement to the New York Post on Friday: “Laine Reed Hardy (Non-LSU student) was arrested by LSU Police today and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison for violation of 15:1303 — Interception and Disclosure of Wire, Electronic, or Oral Communication. His arrest warrant has been filed with clerk of court.”

The musician has reportedly been accused of leaving a listening device at his ex-girlfriend’s campus accommodation “to monitor her conversations” after they split, according to the Post.

The pair were said to have dated from November 2021 until February 2022.

According to prison booking documents, “The victim advised that last night, while watching a movie with her roommate, [they] located a device, appearing to be a phone charger under the victim’s futon.”

However, after googling what it was, “she learned it to be a VR-500 Voice Activated Recorder.”

Click to View Gallery
Star Spotting