Paula Abdul will return as a judge on the hit Fox show American Idol after an inquiry found no proof that she had an affair with a contestant or helped him on the talent show.
Corey Clark, 24, an Idol contestant in 2003, claimed he had sexual relationship with Abdul and that she helped him prepare for his performances on the show.
Abdul, 42, has maintained that his allegations were false.
Lawyers hired by Fox spent over three months reviewing materials provided by Clark and Abdul and interviewing 43 people, but could not find any evidence to validate Clark’s claims.
“Paula Abdul, therefore, can continue as a judge on American Idol,” the network and series producers said in a statement.
They also said they will add an enhanced non-fraternization policy to prevent any other incidents which could occur between judges, contestants or any others connected to American Idol.
“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. “Once again, I thank my fans from throughout the world for their undying love and support.”
Clark has yet to comment.