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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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166.

peace    

Please leave her alone,she has been through enough.I see some dislike in people about fantasia ,paula must be a broke bitch why go after her go after your husband now she wants a divorce you should have been got a divorce because she's not the only one he 's been with but since she's a celebrity you wants money .this is what this all about money and trying to bring her down to nothing But every dog got its turn come on Paula show your face and stop putting lies out for money.

1472 days ago
167.

Terrie    

She is so wrong for that,when he told her he was married she should have left him alone and found her someone that was not married,now she just came over her show helping her brother now she is in so deep with this married man and that tatoo she has on her,I say that is not the way to go. There one in my 29 years of living you never date a married man, his not going to stay with you, he can tell all the lies about his don't want his wife the fact is you are still married and nothing can change that,super star you are not smart you are so so so wrong for that girl, put yourself in his wife shoes do you think she would be wrong so what about yourself,sorry you tried to hurt yourself and i hope you get beter but the fact still remaine it falls on you that is your folt and you are wrong.

1472 days ago
168.

Tarria     

I Guess that is what's wrong? We on the outside looking in..People never seem to amaze me they always can criticize stars as if they are not human. They are not different from us..Quit being so negative.. People always looking for someone to talk about. If it was a local girl the wife would not be going through this. It is all about the money..We are in a recession, I believe that the wife knew about it..They probably planned the whole thing once; she knew he met Fantasia..Couples are good for scams..

1472 days ago
169.

CG    

OMG! I am so tired of these failed suicide attempts! GET A GUN! Everybody knows you were really not trying to kill yourself. Leave these married men alone!

1472 days ago
170.

tonya    

IT AINT THAT SERIOUS . OVERDOSE OVER A MAN COME ON FANTASIA.......

1472 days ago
171.

Rochelle    

none of us where there!

1472 days ago
172.

Chandra Larry    

Fantasia is a beautiful person and have such big dreams in life. The Devil is busy, he out to kill steal and destory your life. You know right from wrong. Everything that looks good is not always good for you. Remember the devil works through people that are weak. In this situations I feel that you have been played. People are out to steal your blessings and destroy your dreams. Do not let the devil get the victory!

1472 days ago
173.

Jazmane    

she fell in love with him. wat really could you say im pretty sure she did not know that man was in a "committed relationship" when she allowed her self to fall for him..his wife is maad of course who wouldnt be if you found out that ya man"s rebound is america's idol.she's gonna see just how far she can really take this instead of bein a woman about and movin with her life

1472 days ago
174.

sanmarie35    

People please, who made you guys the judge and the jury over something that half of you that are talking have done many of times, and to call someone an ape, you must get a good look at it everyday in the mirror looking at the mug you call a face.Tell me this, way aren't you holy than thou people aren't talking about Alicia Keys for the mess she pulled with Swizz Beats, isn't she also an home wrecker, she and he was messing around for a couple of years while he was married, Oh its OK when the women is a good looking women.You all make my butt sick way down in my inner cervix bone with all the nonsense you guys write, write like a 12 year old little girl. All of you throwing stones watch out your head will head the stone soon.

1472 days ago
175.

BARBARA     

HE WHO HAS NOT SINNED PLEASE CAST THE FIRST STONE. EVERYONE WHO HAS CAST A STONE MUST UNDERSTAND THAT THEY TOO WAS BORN INTO SIN. NO ONE IS PERFECT. AS THE WOMEN STOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOWN THEY DID NOT SPEAK NOTHING OF WHAT THE MAN HAS DONE. SHE IS NOT PERFECT AND NIETHER ARE YOU WHO ARE HURRLING STONES. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS. THERE IS SOMETHING IN YOUR HOUSE THAT NEED TO BE CLEANED.

1472 days ago
176.

20Th Letter    

I FEEL THE PARTY TO BLAME IS THE HUSBAND. HE IS THE ONE THAT MADE VOWS NOT FANTASIA BUT WHO AM I TO JUDGE THEM I HAVE NO SAY SO IN THEIR LIVES. I AM NOT GOD. BE CAREFUL HOW YOU JUDGE PEOPLE CAUSE THAT'S THE SAME WAY YOU WILL BE JUDGED.

1472 days ago
177.

dsw    

Fantasia, the God of the mountain is still th eGod of the valley...
LOOK TO HIM...His arms are outstretched STILL.

DDW

1472 days ago
178.

Roni    

Get off Fantasia, you guys are just mad it wasn't you sleeping with a married man. She just forgot the rules, You can never fall in love.
I bet your man has a chick on the side....LOL

1472 days ago
179.

shame on yall    

I am a married woman. You cant blame the other a woman if your husband is out their cheating. Becuz the husband is not going to directly tell the other woman he is married unless he is not interested in the woman. He has fault also everyone is bashing at her. I heard nothing about him. First of all all these negative comments and calling her name shows how immature you guys are. I believe the couple was already separated and the estrange wife is upset because her relationship with her new friend didnt work out. I am quite sure he was dating other worman and she knew about it.
But she see $$$ signs. There are people in this world that are still married but separate living with other individual. So no one can pass judgement. If you wasnt their all you doing is assuming. Make a Ass out of you and me! She is a beautiful BLACK Woman very successful and overcame many. Having children out of wedlock dont mean a damn thang. The world is full of people like this and many in yall families. Fantasia: Keep your faith with God. NO Weapon Forms Against you!!!

1471 days ago
180.

meniki    

I can exspect ingnorance from people , who are not trying to due anything with there lives. You sin when U lie to call off work, U sin when U go out on saturday night and stroll in to church with an hangover. you help with a sin of someone, when U knowingly lie for them (another person). All sins are they same. And stop cursing and take ur but to sleep , Don't you have school tomorrow. Someone should wash ur mouth out. Every body should be praying for her and this disasterous world we live.

1471 days ago
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