ORMAND BEACH, FL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A Florida promoter has accused former "American Idol" contestant Bucky Covington of stealing $1,500 dollars.
According to Daytona Beach News-Journal newspaper, Covington, a former "Idol" contestant who placed 8th on the show in 2006, was booked to play at the Iron Horse Saloon near Ormond Beach, Florida on June 30th as part of a July 4 NASCAR race week celebration.
The promoter, William Fuller of Pit Row Music alleges that when he was forced to go to the hospital for a medical issue, Covington's brother Rocky used the opportunity to take money from the door that amounted to $1,500.
Now, the Covington brothers and Rocky's wife Terra are facing charges of grand theft and the matter has been referred to the state attorney's office.
Bucky Covington counters that the allegations are false, telling the News-Journal "It's absolutely and completely false; the promoter (Fuller) didn't have his fingers together. He did not pay people. I didn't get paid."
Covington also suggested that other vendors went unpaid by Fuller and that he is considering legal action of his own. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers