'American Idol' alum Haley Reinhart found guilty of battery during bar brawl

Haley Reinhart, who took home third place on "American Idol" season 10, has been found guilty of battery during a July 2017 bar brawl.

According to testimony, the 27-year-old and her friends were told to leave because they were being aggressive and unruly. As a bouncer tried to guide her out, she first struck his gut and then punched him in the left eye.

Reinhart, who testified in her own defense during the Illinois hearing, maintained that she didn't intentionally hit the bar bouncer during an altercation. However, the judge cited surveillance video to indicate otherwise and said Reinhart's explanations were "evasive, argumentative and sometimes implausible," the Chicago Tribune reported.

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PALATINE, IL - JULY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Best quality available) In this handout from the Palatine Police Department, former 'American Idol' contestant Haley Reinhart is seen in a police booking photo after her arrest of assault charges July 8, 2017 in Palatine, Illinois. Reinhart allegedly hit a bouncer at a bar during an altercation. (Photo by Palatine Police Department via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 16: Singer Haley Reinhart attends the American Idol 2013 finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA- MAY 16: Singer Haley Reinhart arrives at FOX's 'American Idol' Grand Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Haley Reinhart arrives at Fox's 'American Idol' XIII Finale held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - AUGUST 10: Singer Haley Reinhart Perform At UniversalCity Walk's Summer 'Music Spotlight Series' at Universal CityWalk on August 10, 2013 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Joe Kohen/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, CA - AUGUST 23: Singer Haley Reinhart performs onstage at The Americana at Brand on August 23, 2012 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic)
GLENDALE, CA - AUGUST 23: Singer Haley Reinhart performs onstage at The Americana at Brand on August 23, 2012 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Singer Haley Reinhart leaves the field after singing The National Anthem at Dodger Stadium on August 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Haley Reinhart attends 'American Idol' Season 11 Grand Finale Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 23: Haley Reinhart attends 'American Idol' Season 11 Grand Finale Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on August 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/WireImage)
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 12: American Idol finalist Haley Reinhart performs during the American Idols Live! Tour at ORACLE Arena on July 12, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
(EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) 'American Idol' Season 10 Winner Scotty McCreery, 'American Idol' Pianist/Arranger/Vocal coach Michael Orland, 'American Idol' Season 10 Runner Up Lauren Alaina and 'American Idol' Season 10 2nd Runner Up Haley Reinhart visit Broadway's 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark' at the Foxwoods Theatre on June 1, 2011 in New York City. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: American Idol season 10 contestant Haley Reinhart visit Broadway's 'Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark' at the Foxwoods Theatre on June 1, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 25: (NO BOOK PUBLISHING) Singers Haley Reinhart (L) and Tony Bennett perform onstage during Fox's 'American Idol 2011' finale results show held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/American Idol 2011/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 25: (NO BOOK PUBLISHING) (L-R) Singers Karen Rodriguez, Ashton Jones, Haley Reinhart, and Pia Toscano perform onstage during Fox's 'American Idol 2011' finale results show held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on May 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/American Idol 2011/Getty Images)
WHEELING, IL - MAY 14: Haley Reinhart attends the homecoming for 'American Idol' Season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart on May 14, 2011 at Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
WHEELING, IL - MAY 14: Haley Reinhart attends the homecoming for 'American Idol' Season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart on May 14, 2011 in Wheeling, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Singer Haley Reinhart attends the 'American Idol' event at PaleyFest 2011 at Saban Theatre on March 14, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 26: American Idol singers James Durbin, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, Lauren Alaina, Scotty McCreery, Casey Abrams arrive at BritWeek's VIP launch reception of the 5th annual BritWeek at the British Consul General's residence on April 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: 'American Idol' 2011 contestant Haley Reinhart arrives at Idol Prom: The 'American Idol' Season Ten Top 24 Debut event at the Roosevelt Hotel on February 24, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: (Clockwise, from left) 'American Idol' 2011 contestants Rachel Zevita, Karen Rodriguez, Tatynisa Wilson, Naima Adedapo, Kendra Campbell, Lauren Alaina, Thia Megia, Pia Toscano, Ashthon Jones, Haley Reinhart, Lauren Turner and Juliana Zorilla arrive at Idol Prom: The 'American Idol' Season Ten Top 24 Debut event at the Roosevelt Hotel on February 24, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
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The ensuing brawl ended in bloodshed and a lawsuit.

"I didn't see it going this way," Reinhart told TMZ. "The judge was wrong in his interpretation and had a cold and unfortunate perspective on the case."

Reinhart will be required to pay a $500 fine.

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