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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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151.

john    

**** this stupid ugly ****!

1481 days ago
152.

Dr. J    

For all of you who are pointing fingers at Fantasia, remember you have three pointing back at you. They both are the blame, but it is not our position to judge neither one of them. Get a life and move on and check your marriage and hope you are never in a position like that. You know you could easily be in a position like that, so watch what you say about others.

1481 days ago
153.

JINA P    

I wish everyone would mind their own business. If this is what Fantasia want let her be, she isn't the only one doing what she do..sounds like to me this cook girl just want an excuse to get some money which she isn't entitled to. so with that if your love life was hitting the rocks find another person to blame cause he wanted something more out of an relationship which you couldn't give him so he found it somewhere else which happened to be with Fantasia. All the rest of you "GET A LIFE' and leave this young lady alone. Whatever you call her, she is not asking aany of you for a dime or brown penny .She has what she want and you guys sound lilke you are jealous to me. Peace to you Fantasia.

1481 days ago
154.

Nana    

People, please. Like none of you women have never been fed that tired line "me and my wife are getting a divorce. My marriage is over." Antwaun is a male version of a gold digging *HO**! I believe he saw $$$ and figured Fantasia was lonely and desperate enough to believe his lies. And now his wife wants to blame her for the divorce. Seems like you didn't know your husband very well or why did it take 11 months for you to file for divorce??? And you men that are blaming Fantasia need to get a grip because I KNOW some of you have lied to a woman while you had a girlfriend or a wifey at home. And that's real!!!

1481 days ago
155.

FREEDOM    

Im amazed at how cruel and judgemental america has become!!!! I hope none of these name calling comments are coming from adults, because this is an act mostly children do...Whatever part Fantasia played in the demise of this marriage, God is her judge and only Him! Please refrain from such negativity, Im sure there are things all of us have done that we dont want people to find out! Do remember to be kind!

1481 days ago
156.

DeeDee    

Fantasia is just like anyone else that has messed with a married man it is just hot on her because of her fame. she is not different. But why a T-Mobile salesman she has access to many and she chose Mr Broke..OMG but back to the point I want to let her know that it is not that bad to try to take your own life over you have a child and she needs you. Let that drama go and move on. You need to learn from your mistakes and have trust. This man has nothing to offer you but what you got hard, and bull. But if you like then I guess what you get is what you ask for, I will have her in my prayers. One thing though Fantasia don't let the fame go to your head and use your talent wisely.

1481 days ago
157.

mrsrich01    

Here we go again judging. Which one of you idiots live in a glass house. duh >all of you why would any of you make negative statement about anyone. stop being the judge and the jury and let people live their life. he is the one that was married and he could have told her that the marriage was over. We all know that is a fact men lie and so do women. I hope she gets past this and I wish both parties the best of luck.

1481 days ago
158.

yall the hatassssa    

well that does not make tasia a slut cause she slept with someones husband???maybe hes her future husband???? get the fact..so what she had a baby out of wedlock its her bizz stop the hate sisters..because u probaly` done slept with somebody hubby 2!!!!!!!!

1481 days ago
159.

Jennifer    

Her kid is 8 years old? That is old enough to have this effect her life @ school. Shame,shame on Mama,get a grip. You aren't an IDOL,you are a loser, think about your kid,FIRST!!!

1481 days ago
160.

Jennifer    

So many single,lonely guys but too many HO's only want what another woman has, even if he is a loser or even ugly. I chalk it up to insecurity that they are jealous of the woman that has him and feel like they have something to prove.

1481 days ago
161.

natasha aka joi    

people are soo foolish ..it takes two to tangle and u never know what he was saying to her in private to make her love him the way she did ...men are very funny but i will say this that in the mist of it all fantasia God loves you and he will never leave you he forgives you baby and im praying for you stay strong....

1481 days ago
162.

Keisha    

I think they setting Fantasia up Maybe cook and his wife doing it together.

1480 days ago
163.

cheese    

i am so mad at her for that. god will see you through any situations. think about your daughter that you love so much.

1480 days ago
164.

Mac    

Let god be your judge no one is in blame alone most important keep the faith this too shall past if Pam Anderson got past it so shall you. We live through your music not your life put your focus on your son and let him heal you. We all forget god is a forgiving god and your fans will never leave but will forgive you. Next song title touch my soul.

1480 days ago
165.

naya    

Wow...
Who here as not made mistakes? But so quick to judge. How sad a society we have that people are amused by others sadness. What if someone you know and love make this mistake would you condemn them? How sad a society of people who get a kick out of other grief. Please be ashamed of yourselves:)

1480 days ago
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