Abdul Remains ‘Idol’ Judge

A three-and-a-half month investigation claims there is no proof that “American Idol” judge Paula Abdul had an affair with a contestant, and Abdul will remain on the popular television show.

The probe, commissioned by Fox Television, was led by attorneys Marcell McRae, a former federal prosecutor, and Ivy Kagan Bierman. They interviewed 43 people and reviewed material provided by Abdul and the contestant alleging the affair, Corey Clark.

The investigators concluded Clark’s allegations “have not been substantiated by any corroborating evidence or witnesses, including those provided by Mr. Clark, and Ms. Abdul expressly denies that any such relationship ever existed.”

Fox TV has added an “enhanced non-fraternization policy” to the show.

“I’m grateful this ordeal is over, and I’m so looking forward to getting back to the job I love,” Abdul said in a statement.

Clark, who was a contestant in 2003, said Abdul had a sexual affair with him and took him under her guidance and helped him prepare for his performances on the show. Clark was disqualified for failing to disclose a prior arrest.