Kara DioGuardi's side of the story

What happened after "American Idol's" Season 9? Kara DioGuardi left the show, but was she fired? Did she quit? Finally we've got answers. The former judge explains everything in her new memoir, "A Helluva High Note," saying her contract was on shaky ground so she asked to leave. That little tidbit is nothing compared to the bombshells she drops about the music biz, including being the victim of date rape and sexual harassment during her days as an up-and-coming songwriter.
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