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Police investigating reported Abdul assault

‘American Idol’ judge says she was slammed against wall during party
/ Source: Reuters

Police are investigating a report by "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul that a man slammed her into a wall during an argument at a party, giving her a concussion and back injuries, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.

Spokeswoman April Harding said detectives were investigating the case as a battery but had no suspects.

Abdul, 43, reported the weekend incident to the Los Angles Police Department's Hollywood Station Tuesday, Harding said.

"She claimed she was at a private party on April 2nd and that at 1 a.m. an argument occurred between her and a man and that the man grabbed her by the arm and threw her against a wall," Harding said.

"She claimed to have suffered a concussion and spinal injuries," Harding said. "She saw her own doctor and at the time of the report said she would make herself available for photographs (of her injuries)."

Abdul appeared as scheduled and without obvious injuries on "American Idol" live shows this week.

Abdul's spokeswoman referred calls about the incident, which was first reported by Us Weekly magazine, to a lawyer for the Grammy-winning singer and dancer, who could not immediately be reached for comment.

Abdul, the lone female judge on "Idol" and bubbly counterpoint to brutally honest Simon Cowell, last week signed on for three more years on the wildly popular TV talent contest.