Clay Aiken isn’t an “American Idol” to a New York neighbor of his — not after allegedly clogging a toilet and flooding her next-door apartment.The New York Daily News reports that Elizabeth Rothstein says in a Manhattan lawsuit that Aiken or a guest “misused the toilet” on Jan. 21, jamming it with “improper foreign materials and/or improper amounts of materials.”
Rothstein says Aiken owes her $60,000 for flooding damages because he “negligently operated and maintained” the toilet.
Aiken was a close second to Ruben Studdard in Season 2 of “American Idol.” He lost a public vote in May 2003 by 134,000 votes out of more than 24 million cast, according to Wikipedia.
“The result was controversial, as some hypothesized that Idol’s voting system was incapable of handling the number of attempted calls,” the site said. “In an interview prior to the start of the fifth season of American Idol, Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe revealed for the first time that Aiken had led the fan voting every week from the Wild Card week to the finale, when the possibly-random voting result gave Studdard the win.”
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