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'American Idol' Contestant

History of Violence,

Deception, Bullying

3/14/2012 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Soon-to-be-axed "American Idol" singer Jermaine Jones is a big, fat phony ... who repeatedly LIED to police ... has issues with violence ... and terrorized "Idol" staff ... according to police documents and information obtained by "A.I."

We broke the story ... Jones will be fired from the show tonight for lying to producers about his criminal history ... and now we've learned the troubling details from the multiple run-ins with the law Jones was trying to conceal.

One incident went down on March 5, 2011 ... when Jones was involved in a fight at a Howard Johnson Hotel in Jersey. We're told cops responded ... but Jermaine gave them a fake name -- Joel Jones.

Jermaine was charged with public nuisance and obstruction of justice. He was also arrested for having outstanding warrants.

The next incident went down November 27, 2011 ... when Jermaine was the passenger in a car that was pulled over in Gloucester Township, NJ. Jermaine was questioned by cops and ONCE AGAIN gave them a fake name -- Kareem Watkins.

Jermaine was charged for hindering apprehension and giving false information to avoid self-discovery. He was also arrested for having outstanding warrants ... again.

We've learned ... Jermaine had a total of 4 outstanding warrants ... 3 for driving on a suspended license and 1 for disorderly conduct with an open container.

There's more ... "Idol" sources tell us Jermaine was "very aggressive" behind the scenes ... once terrorizing a member of the staff by screaming at her because he didn't like his wardrobe.

"Idol" sources also tell us ... Jermaine had been questioned about his past by the "A.I." risk management team before he was selected into the top 24 ... and he SWORE, among other things, that he hadn't been in a fight since high school.

Pants on fire ... and now his lies have cost him the best opportunity of his life.

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Dee    

I AM SO VERY UPSET AT THIS POINT I NO LONGER SEE MY COMMENT ....SO IT HAD TO BE REMOVED.....BUT THE RACIST COMMENT STAYS.....I THINK I'LL GO TO THE NEXT LEVEL SINICE MY COMMENT SEEMS TO BE REMOVED BUT NOT ANY RACIST COMMENTS.........COULD IT BE TMZ IS #TEAMRACIST????? IM JUST SAYING AND WOULD LOVE IMPUT AND AM READY FOR IT ALL ANY TAKERS?

891 days ago
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NuBiXx    

oh boohoo, other celebs these days get away with a hell of a lot more than this guy did in his past, unless he murdered someone I think people deserve a another change.

891 days ago
18.

Jay W.     

Bad actions usually will come back around to bite you in the A$$.

891 days ago
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ET    

Bullcrap. AI just wants him gone. With so much at stake, you know AI checked his ass out or it would be a lawsuit waiting to happen.

891 days ago
20.

Unbelievable    

For heaven sake TMZ he didn't committ a murder. Let AI/Police deal with him. There is sure a price to pay being on TV. Sad.

891 days ago
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keda7890    

Why was this not discovered prior to the final rounds? Really they need to do better background checks. It is not that difficult now days. And in response to the person or persons who made comments about his race, this has nothing to do with race and frankly it's disturbing to see how racist people can be.

891 days ago
22.

Woot    

The best opportunity of his life? Oh come on. He didn't have a chance in hell for SO many reasons.

891 days ago
23.

Wanda Miller    

I am so sick of hearing about Kim Kardashian, and the Kardashian clan. Really, what is the fascination with that family anyway. They are obviously a bunch of idiots, making easy bucks off reality TV because they're too stupid to do anything more productive in society. The only "productive" person in that clan is Bruce Jenner, and even he has turned into an idiot.

891 days ago
24.

PRO US    

Why should it make any difference if he was arrested for some things? Chris Brown was arrested for some thing with Rihanna and he still sells millions of his recordings. Snoop Dogg and Ricky Nelson and Glen Campbell and Amy Winehouse and Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger and Jim Morrison and a million other singers were arrested and convicted for stuff and they still sold millions of dollars of recordings. Is American Idol a business or a church? What a bunch of self-righteous absolute moralist lowlifes at American Idol to kick this poor, dumb, uneducated, unemployed Black man off their show! He never killed anyone! Let those who have no sins throw the first stones.

891 days ago
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ME    

Wanda Miller: 9 minutes ago

So wanda...you are so sick of the Kardashians you felt the need to talk about them on an article for american idol???? LMFAO

891 days ago
26.

Womanizer    

A history of violence, deception and bullying? Are you serious? A warrant for driving with a suspended license, and disorderly conduct? Sounds like typical jersey shore behavior. Screaming at a staff member abou wardrobe problems does not equate to a history of bullying. TMZ should be sued for defamation!

891 days ago
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ME    

PRO US: 12 minutes ago


Hey dummie....rhianna,chris brown,snoop dog ect.... have nothing to do with american idol...He lied about his criminal past, and the CONTRACT he signed with AI clearly states you must disclose your criminal past. He lied and now he is gone...what part dont you understand???

891 days ago
28.

Sam Karr    

should make for a great duet with Chris Brown. Other than that, your 15 minutes are over, Jermaine.

891 days ago
29.

Mikey    

Now Chris Rock just went nuts and grabbed someone camera and threw it. Lots of people are starting to loose it. Chris Brown threw someones camera the other day too.

891 days ago
30.

Mikey    

Chris Rock just wrestled a camera away from a camerawoman, threw it 50 feet, and then challenged the guy she was with to a fight. People are losing it!

891 days ago
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