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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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181.

meniki    

You can say, what you want, but the guy and his wife is to blame. You can't stroll to someone else unless you were pushed out. Women tends to get mad , for months and hold out on there man, because they are cheating too. They just haven't been caught yet. Look how long they were out in the public , having a good time. The women was thru with him until she saw dollar signs from Fantasia. Ive been married for 22 years , you have to keep him happy , as well he has to do the same. This man persued her and told her, he was getting an divorce. Fantasia is still a child of God , everyone make mistake but she has Jesus on her side. She's not a faker, she has an relationship with God, all the time and not because she's in public eye.

1448 days ago
182.

Jessica    

I side with the wife, sue both of them. Lesson learned....don't sleep with someone elses man. Experience is indeed the best teacher. I wonder if "Tasia" will be the future Mrs. Cook, lol! I hope she doesn't reap what she's sowing.

1448 days ago
183.

cindia    

iam a married women myself and there is no excuse to mess wirh a married man befoe i was married i have had lots of married guys that didnt value there marriage try to talk to me and of course they will say things like iam not happy i want out but really they just want to play around you cant believe there word she should have told him to call her when his divorce was final before she step into this mess she have to much going for herself to let there mess take it away from her keep your head up girl and keep your faith iam still a great fan of yours just be more careful next time around.

1448 days ago
184.

ed    

she's kinda like tiger woods you cant take the black out of them

1448 days ago
185.

E Parks    

u people can be so cold and uncarring what ever happen to loving one another I can't hear u stop being a hater and if u can't say something good don't say anything no and she is not Oparh stop hating ok

1447 days ago
186.

Anna    

Fantasia go ahead and free yourself I had to take it there kause im tired of all these hate ,hate,hateers.p.s. hope if this is true you all used a condom.

1447 days ago
187.

L Lewis    

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone!!! just because she believes in God, does not mean she is God!! we all are sinners, NO ONE but God is perfect!!! ppl are so quick to judge,I call you all haters!! you wish you had her money and if she wasnt famous,..you wouldnt know her, jst like no one knows you!!!!!! Laugh now, cry later!!!!!!!! I feel sorry for ppl who take joy in kicking ppl when they are down and my God have mercy on you!!!!

1447 days ago
188.

brerlou    

"Woman, where are thine accusers?"
"They are gone, my lord."
"Then neither do I accuse you. Go, and sin no more."

1447 days ago
189.

Divine Diva    

You know Fantasia you are my girl but dam girl how do they get u caught up in all kinds of drama So what I still love you and your music KEEP YOUR HEAD UP GOD BLESS

1446 days ago
190.

kaye    

Everyone is assuming that she knew he was married when they first started to date. No one knows when he finally told her that he was married and was she in love with him at that time or what. Its hard enough to find your soulmate. I am not by no means trying to say that what she did was right but whenever stuff like this happens it is always the women who gets called everyname under the sun but he was the one that was married and he and he alone should have done the right thing and he should be getting all the trash talk.

1446 days ago
191.

mz keya     

leave fantasia alone!!! we are all humans who make mistakes... if MRS COOK was takin care of home she would not of had to worry bout HER HUSBAND cheating he is just as much to blame as fantasia is

1446 days ago
192.

taya    

@ Erica what does having a child as a teenager and not being married have anything to do with it, I was a teen mom and not married at the time, so what, im sure you domt have a clean track record your self. Im now married with two beautiful kids. My HUSBAND FATHERED BOTH OF OUR KIDS so now what.

1446 days ago
193.

taya    

@ comment 197 (jessica) people like you is who we should feel sorry for, your man must have did the same to you, he just dont have nothing for you to go after. The wife shoule be ashamed of herself for sueing, she needs prayer and so do you. stop hating on fantasia, ppl do this everyday. women and men. what gived someone the right to take hard earned money from another.

1446 days ago
194.

Jewlz    

I think everybody should leave Fantasia alone. Nobody knows the real story behind her, and the other two. All we know is that he is married. So everybody is so quick to call her a slut. And for the simple fact she is famous we tend to judge harder. However, we do not know how long Fantasia and this man go back, how their relationship is, and we certainly dont know the relationship between the married, or former married couple. We dont know every detail of their personal lives, so what gives anybody the right to judge this situation? Much less call her something like a slut! She is doing the right thing by KEEPING HER FAITH to God right now. I'm sure she is aware she is wrong, to some extent, but your faith should remain in all situations. Agreeing with WillOTheWisp! Further more, all of us know only what his wife put on her divorce statement! Of course, I'm sure anyone in situation would put it in words like that! Like I said, we have no clue what went on in their relationship, it could have been over way before she decided to file for divorce and made it seem like it was all to be blamed on the affair! Any situation like that has a lot more than what we see! Who is to say they are wrong if he was unhappy in his basically all-ready-over marriage, and he finds what he needs in Fantasia! It wasn't just a scandal or one-night stand that got revealed, they spend time together and obviously enjoy one another's company! Point being all of us need to give her a break! Because we do not know the full story!

1446 days ago
195.

lulu    

Why is everybody so judgmental of her? Take time to examine your own lives. She fell like any other person falls. she's a woman, a mother, a sister, a aunt. you you treat your sister like this. All this name calling is not right. Please reconsider your ways. Pray for her and for everyone involved. the media is so quick to find easy targets and tear them with the public's help. If anything you should know that you also are been taken, by this same media, to be a part of this unfortunate situation. Just think! The media was so quick to publicize this story the way they wanted so they could paint her as an evil person but the next day they were photographing her with him, now this is not the paparazzi. Please!

1446 days ago
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