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Fantasia:

I Am 'Not Responsible'

For Divorce

8/9/2010 5:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Fantasia Barrino says she is "not responsible" for breaking up a marriage ... despite allegations from a North Carolina woman named Paula Cook who claims Fantasia made sex tapes with her husband.

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Fantasia's manager, Brian Dickens, just released a statement saying the former "American Idol" champ is "certain that she is not responsible for the deterioration of the Cook's marriage."

The statement goes on to say, "Fantasia will weather this storm with the dignity and grace that she has exemplified throughout a life in which she has repeatedly overcome obstacles and challenges. Fantasia's faith in God, herself and family remain as strong as ever."

As we previously reported, Paula Cook just filed for divorce from her husband Antwaun. In the court docs, Paula accused the guy of having a "covert adulterous affair" with Barrino ... and believes they "recorded their illicit activity."

UPDATE: Fantasia's lawyer, Gena Morris, is officially on the attack -- telling TMZ, "Mrs. Cook gratuitously included claims about Fantasia to sensationalize that litigation and to insure that her tale would be picked up by tabloids."

Morris added, "The fact that she would seek such publicity in a case involving her children is particularly disgraceful.”

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awards    

Funny, she looks irresponsible!

1538 days ago
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KT fr CB    

"Certain"? lol. Odd reply.

1538 days ago
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Majestik    

Faith in God? And she's having an affair with a married man. I can't stand it when these people use GOD in times like this.

1538 days ago
4.

Brian    

But Fantasia is still a SLUT. For sleeping with a married man.

1538 days ago
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Ehécatl    

This is one of those times when Shakespeare come in handy: "methinks the lady doth protest too much".

1538 days ago
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Teddrick    

No publicity is bad publicity. Fantasia got everybody speaking her name. Fantasia's new album Back To Me in stores 08/24/2010

1538 days ago
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Pretty LL    

Or she could have just said she wasn't having an affair with him lol. Sounds like she's using the old "the marriage was over before I came along" tactic

1538 days ago
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Phreaky    

Sure Fantasia... meanwhile you've had a COOK tattoo on your chest for how long? And they are just now going through a divorce...

1538 days ago
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sheila    

LIKE LYFE JENNINGS SAID IF HE WILL CHEAT ON HER ITS MORE THAN LIKELY HE WILL CHEAT ON YOU..

1538 days ago
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TMZ@Froggy.biz    

Slutasia.

1538 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

She could have slept with a Married Man. She is daughter of a Minister. LOL... Not to mention having a baby outside of marriage as a young teenager. I guess we will have to wait to see her Sex Tape on the Net.

1538 days ago
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rexcars    

BLuwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

The dignity and grace of a person who slept with a married man!

What a crock

1538 days ago
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Ehécatl    

#7 Faith in God? And she's having an affair with a married man. I can't stand it when these people use GOD in times like this.

Posted at 2:03 PM on Aug 9, 2010 by Majestik


You’re the one putting God in where He doesn’t belong!!
She said it’s her faith in God getting her through this.
She, like all Christians are not infallible and not perfect, just forgiven; Get it right!!
If we were perfect we wouldn’t need a Savior!! Helloooooo!!!! Stop doing that!!!!

Posted at 2:11 PM on Aug 9, 2010 by WillOTheWisp

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I think Majestik is referring to her apparent hypocrisy. When Fantasia does something against Christian faith like sleeping with a married man and then proclaims that she has strong faith in God, she looks like a hypocrite. Imperfection among Christians isn't a problem; hypocrisy is.

1538 days ago
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Superman    

Notice she didn't say that she didn't have sex with the guy. If she had an intimate relationship with a married man, then she DID have something to do with the divorce!!!!!!!!!!!

1538 days ago
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Celebrities Suck    

she's not responsible huh? SHAME on you Fantasia..... what a home wrecker!!!!!

1538 days ago
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