Laine Hardy, the winner of “American Idol,” said on Thursday that the Louisiana State University Police Department is investigating him.

Hardy, 21, announced the news on Facebook late Thursday night, writing that the LSUPD had issued “a warrant due to claims made against me.”

The country singer did not say what he was accused of, but he did say he was “completely cooperative” with officers as over 12,000 of his fans expressed their support.

Who is Laine Hardy?

Laine Hardy is a singer from Livingston, Louisiana, and the winner of American Idol season 17.

Who are Laine Hardy’s parents?

Hardy grew up in Livingston, Louisiana, after being born in Baton Rouge. His father, Barry, works for a construction company as a general contractor, while his mother, Cindy Lou, is a real estate agent. Kyle Banta is his younger brother, while Brittany Banta is his older sister.

His maternal grandmother is a Seoul-born Korean immigrant. He graduated from French Settlement High School in 2018.

Cindy Lou Hardy, Barry Hardy - Meet Laine Hardy's parents
Laine Hardy and his mother.

He began playing the guitar at the age of eight, and by the age of fourteen, he was performing in local taverns and restaurants with his brother and cousins as the Band Hardy. Although he did not sing at first, his brother urged him to do so.

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