Paula Abdul To Remain with 'American Idol,' Fox Says

August 15, 2005-- Posted at 3:30 PM CDT

LOS ANGELES (AP)_ Fox TV says there's no proof "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul had an affair with a contestant or helped him on the talent show, so she'll remain with the program.

Fox says a team of investigators, including a former federal prosecutor, found no proof that former contestant Corey Clark had a sexual relationship with Abdul. The probe took more than three months and included interviews with 43 people.

Still, the network says "an enhanced non-fraternization policy" is being crafted to prevent incidents that could appear to present a conflict of interest.

Abdul says she's looking forward to getting back to the job she loves.

Clark was an unsuccessful contestant on season two.

Paula Abdul headshot, singer, photo on black

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