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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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136.

msangieo    

HE'S THE ONE WHO IS MARRIED!YES SHE'S GUILTY TOO BUT DAMN GIVE THE GIRL A BREAK!

1430 days ago
137.

SEXXY SHELLY    

SO FANTASIA HAS DESTROYED A PREFECT MARRIAGE, A WONDERFUL HOME, AN OUTSTANDING FAMILY.........UUGG. I WONDERED IF FANTASIA HAS HELD A GUN TO THIS GUYS HEAD AND TOLD HIM TO DESTROY HIS HAPPY HOME...I THINK NOT. THIS WOMAN PAULA MAYBE JUST USING THIS PUBLICITY STUNT AS A MEAN TO SOME MUCH NEEDED ATTENTION. I DO HOPE THIS IS WORTH THE EMBRASSMENT SHE PUT HER AND HER CHILDREN THROUGH.

1430 days ago
138.

Yvonne    

All of you who are speaking ill against Fantasia should hold your comments until you all get the facts. In between time, "Do you know what your partner/other half is doing and perhaps with whom? "He that is without sin should cast the first stone", otherwise just shut the HELLLL up and mind your all BUSINESS.

1430 days ago
139.

The Realist    

ok everybody who is speaking negative about Fantasia SHUT THE HELL UP. It's pretty dam clear she didnt do this on her own. He is involved just as musch as she is. It's not her fault he didnt tell her he was married. They dated for eleven months and he didnt even breath it!! Atleast she acting like a mature woman then the Other lady watever her name is who is making up lies just for publicity. I mean what kind of mother would put her personal business out for the world to see and talk bout when her and her ex husband has two kids involved??? Obviously she wants to damage Fantasia's carrer and get publicity. It's so terrible that people will do anything for 15 mins of fame. Put yourself in Fantasia's shoes,What if u didnt know ur bf was married?? What if your whole life changed in a couple of moments?? What if everybody was taking about you and getting the wrong ideas/stories about your situation?? What if you were constantly nagged by poparazzi and everywhere you turn the same lies appear?? What would you do??

1430 days ago
140.

GET IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!    

YOU LAY WITH DOGS YOU GET BIT BY FLEAS.........HE AND SHE ARE BOTH FLEA BAGS....ALL THOSE SINGLE MEN OUT THERE LINED UP TO GET WITH HER...HHMMMM AND SHE COULDNT GET ONE OF THEM? WELL I GUESS THAT $5.00 DOLLAR FOOT LONG WAS WELL WORTH PAYING FOR HUH....LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

1430 days ago
141.

ME    

**** LIKE THIS PISS ME OFF ALL YOU ****IN HATERS OUT THERE ! FANTASIA IS NOT WRONG AT ALL ! IF HE TOLD HER HE WASNT MARRIED WHAT WAS SHE SUPPOSED TO DO GO GET THE ****IN DIVORCE CERTIFICATE ?? IT AINT HER FAULT ..THAT MAN CAME TO HER IT AINT HER FAULT THAT MAN WASNT HAPPY AT HOME..A MAN GONE BE A MAN REGARDLESS !!! AND HIS BROKE ASS WIFE THINK SHE FINNA GET A QUICK COME UP "STOP IT" AND IF YOU THINK FANTASIA OVERDOSED OVER A MAN ....LAUGHING MY ASS OFF..FANTASIA FROM THE HOOD SHE AINT GONE KILL HERSELF OVER NO MAN ON TO THE NEXT ! THESE BROKE ASS PEOPLE HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT TRY TO MAKE A QUICK COME UP OFF SOMEBODY ELSE....MS COOK WITH YO STUPID ASS IF YOU WAS MAKING MOVIES WITH YO MAN HE WOULDNT HAVE TO BEG FANTASIA TO DO 1 ...LOL AT MS.COOK

1430 days ago
142.

ruth henderson    

It is bad when young people goes out and seek love in the wrong places. Because they want love so bad, that they will over look reality. If a man or women is still at home, and saying that they are unhappy, they would have left before one comes into the picture. Were there could have been a chances for the marriage to mend now the changes is very low, Because now they are connected. People dont realize that spirit transfer. The only one to help that marriage now is Jesus. I know because I am going through the same thing with my marriage now. THe same thing she said that the guy said to her, the same thing the other female said my husband said about my marriage. Young females it is just a line that some men tale. You want true love seek JESUS first.

1430 days ago
143.

GYPSY    

@hello....LMAO!!!

1430 days ago
144.

chiquita    

its not her flaut that he slept wit her she singal and he the one married

1430 days ago
145.

NICOLE    

Well this doesn't suprise me at all! First it was bankrupt and now this...what next Fantasia!! REALLY

1430 days ago
146.

Will    

Fantaisa I just want to say pray dear god will forgive you . don"t never for get that and get well soon good still loves you.

1430 days ago
147.

RHONDA    

I THINK IF SHE DIDNT KNOW THE GUY WAS MARRIED I WOULD SUPPORT HER ON THIS ONE BUT SHE WAS FULLY AWARE THAT HOME BOI WAS MARRIED AND SHE STILL CARRIED ON WITH THE RELATIONSHIP SO I THINK SHE SHOULD BE FULLY LIABLE FOR HER ACTIONS... SHE IS A GROWN WOMAN N KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRG N BEING A CHRISTIAN ADDS TO THE FACT..BUT SHE NEEDS BE BE CAREFUL WHO SHE CHOOSES TO WRAP UP WITH.. FOR ALL YOU KNOW THIS COULD HAVE BEEN SOME KINDA PLAN BTW THE HUSBAND AND WIFE TO DO THIS U NEVA KNOW... BUT SHE NEEDS TO SORT HERSELF OUT....RHONDA..

1430 days ago
148.

james    

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1430 days ago
149.

ihavefavor    

Wow, so many people are ragging on unwed mothers! Well Im one of them who knows that being one doesnt mean that you are a person of bad character! And The fact that Fantasia had a child out of wedlock has nothing to do with her part in this affair, furthermore, with such high infidelity rates who wants to be marry!

Also my prayers go out to both Fantasia and Mrs. Cook

Lastly, with so many people calling Fantasia ugly, I sure would like to see what yall look like! Despite of her part in this Fantasia is a Beautiful Black women! Keep ya head up girl!

1430 days ago
150.

brenda    

shame on you fantasia for allowing yourself to think you could take a man for yourself from another woman (with a family...shame on you), and the nerve to give the wife advices...do you not think after he takes your $$$$ (if you have any), he will move on...how stupid are you..

1430 days ago
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