AMERICAN Idol’s Cecil Ray Baker has been accused of “assaulting” his ex Mariah Lopez after “forcing his way into her home and striking her in the face.”
TMZ revealed that according to police in Texas, the former contestant made the decision to break into his ex’s home after she refused to let him see the child he believes is his.
American Idol contestant Cecil Ray Baker was accused of ‘assaulting’ his exCredit: Getty Images – Getty
He was arrested a few days after the alleged incidentCredit: Milam County Sheriff
Cecil Ray appeared on the latest season the the popular singing competitionCredit: Getty
According to the affidavit obtained by the outlet, Mariah claimed she wouldn’t let her ex-boyfriend indoors, so he made his way to a locked back down and “ripped it open to gain entry.”
Mariah then alleged that Cecil Ray pushed her to the floor and “struck her in the face with a palm heel” before exiting.
Cecil Ray’s sister, who claimed she witnessed what went down, informed the police that her brother went to his ex’s home in order to see her daughter which he believes is his – however, she also corroborated most of Mariah’s version of events, according to TMZ.
Cecil Ray was arrested a few days later on April 17 after police learned he had moved to a nearby town.
The Cameron, Texas native was accused of ‘forcing his way’ into his ex Mariah Lopez’ home, and ‘striking her in the face’Credit: Instagram/Cecil Ray
He was allegedly there to see her daughter, which he claims is hisCredit: ABC
The ex TV star was booked for burglary of habitation, a second-degree felony in Texas, but was released on $15,000 bond.
Following the arrest, Mariah took to TikTok and revealed her daughter were “happy safe and healthy'” – she also included purported evidence of Cecil’s alleged abuse in photos and text exchanges.
“I’ve had enough. This is why victims never come forward bc y’all try so hard to tear them down. #dobetter #bebetter,” she wrote in one of the slides.
He was booked for burglary of habitation, a second-degree felony in Texas, but was released on $15,000 bondCredit: Getty
However, in another slide Mariah wrote to her ex: “In all honesty I just hope that you decide to do better. I hope one day that you change and hold yourself accountable for your own actions.
“I hope one day you can change and flourish into the person that you need to be.”
Avid American Idol fans may remember Cecil Ray from the show’s current season as he was able to make it to the top 24 after he performed Shake the Frost by Tyler Childers.
Before he began singing, Cecil Ray mentioned “his daughter” Amelia Jade who had just turn “2 months old four days go.”
CeCil Ray made it to the top 24 after singing Shake the Frost by Tyler ChildersCredit: ABC
However, he was eliminated last weekCredit: ABC
Katy Perry then mentioned her own daughter and said: “Well my Daisy Dove says ‘hello’ to your Amelia Jade.”
During his clip package, the Cameron, Texas native also said: “I wanna prove to my daughter that just cause you grow up in a small town doesn’t mean you can’t have the biggest dreams.”
While Cecil Ray may have made it to the top 24, he was eliminated from the singing competition last week.