Constantine Maroulis, who competed on the fourth season of American Idol, was arrested Wednesday on domestic violence charges after he allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend Angel Reed in the groin.

Constantine Maroulis Arrested

Reed called police and told them that Maroulis threw her on the ground and proceeded to kick her at their home in Wyckoff, N.J., according to TMZ. When cops responded to the call, they arrested Maroulis and brought him to jail. Maroulis was released on bail shortly thereafter.

Maroulis has denied any wrong doing, and is claiming through a rep that he became the victim of domestic violence after he tried to break up with Reed.

“Late last night Mr. Maroulis told Angelina Reed, his live-in girlfriend and mother of their 4-year-old child, that he was leaving her because of her continued instability. She became angry and began attacking him. During the course of the attack she hit him with her fists and threw numerous objects at him. He sustained a bruise and cut on his right thigh,” Maroulis’ rep Howard Bragman told Us Weekly. “He did not throw her to the ground or kick her in the groin during this incident. He consequently left their home to protect himself and to diffuse the situation. Some time later the local police came and arrested him for domestic abuse. He paid a small bail and was released.”

Bragman’s statement continued: “When all the facts come out it will become clear that Mr. Maroulis was the victim here and Ms. Reed was the aggressor. Ms. Reed has a history of attacks on Mr. Maroulis and his property and these have previously been reported to law enforcement. Mr. Maroulis intends to defend himself vigorously, as well as protect his child, both in the court of law and, as necessary, in the court of public opinion and is confident that he will be completely vindicated when the truth is known. He thanks his family, friends, fans and supporters for their continued faith and trust in him during this challenging time and assures them that their belief in him is warranted.”

Following his run on American Idol, Maroulis released a pair of studio albums and starred on Broadway in Rock of Ages and Jekyll and Hyde.

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