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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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196.

VERA IN MILWAUKEE    

ALL I CAN SAY IS THE DEVIL IS BUSY BUSY LIKE A LITTLE BEE SWRILLING AROUD IT'S HONEY. REMEMBER IF YOU GIVE THE DEVIL AND INCH HE WILL CONTINUE AND TAKE A MILE EVERY TIME. THE DEVIL IS BUSY IN NC. FANTASIA I PRAY FOR YOU AND THE ONLY PERSON THAT CAN JUDGE YOU IS GOD.

1494 days ago
197.

VERA IN MILWAUKEE    

EVERYBODY BEATING UP ON FANTASHIA LIKE SHE THE ONE WHO STOOD IN FRONT OF GOD AND THEIR FAMILY AND FRIEND AND MADE VOW TO LOVE THIS PAULA WOMAN. THAT NOT THE CASE FANTASHIA IS GETTING SLAM WHY I WILL TELL YOU WHY IN 3 STEP.
1 FANTASIA FAMOUS
2 FANTASIA FAMOUS
3 PAULA JUST OUT FOR MONEY
WHO TO SAY THAT PAULA AND HER NO GOOD HUSBAND ARE NOT IN TOGETHER TO GET SOME CASH QUICK DON'T DOUBT IT BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE. WE DON'T KNOW MR & MRS COOK FROM A HOLD IN THE WALL BUT GUESS WHAT WE DO KNOW FANTASIA. THEY COULD BE PLAYING US ALL. AND PAULA COOK YOU WAS STRESS BEFORE YOU EVEN FOUND OUT ABOUT FANTASIA THERE MIGHT BE A LONG LIST OF STRESS AND PAIN OUT THERE FOR YOU. YOU KNOW THEY DO BACK GROUND CHECK AND THEY LOOK UNDER EVERY ROCK.

JUST VERA IN MILWAUKKE DOE

1494 days ago
198.

Take a Long Look In the Mirror    

You people kill me with the antics, talking about Fantasia and the situation you have no clue about but what is reported, Live an Let Live until facts present themselves. Only God can Judge. No one knows if Mr.Cook was seperated or not at the time Fantasia met him... She is a human like everyone else. Let the one without sin cast the first stone....... Read your word people

1494 days ago
199.

Whomeohno    

I think it was all a setup anyway. He probably planned the whole thing with his wife. Now he will lay low she will sue Fantasia and then he will reconcile with his wife. He married his wife and took vows not Fantasia all I see is people calling her a slut he used her so he is the media whore.

1493 days ago
200.

taya    

@ DENISE, EVERYTHING i SAID MAKES ALOT OF SENSE, I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY FLORIDA (COMMENT # 13) WOULD HAVE TO MAKE IT A POINT TO RE-ANNOUNCE SHE IS UNABLE TO read , I FEEL LIKE THAT WAS RUDE. BUT ENOUGH OF OUR DEBATE- CAUSE THERE IS NOT ONE THIS IS ABOUT FANTASIA..
THIS COMMENT I MADE WAS NOT EVEN FOR YOU SO CHECK WHO I SENT IT TO. PAY ATTENTION MORE NEXT TIME. READ CAREFULLY DENISE NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE TO ANYINE THIS IS WHAT PPL DO.SPEAK THIER PERSONAL OPION.. HAVE A BLESSED DAY, ILL PRAY FOR YOU AND OTHERS

1493 days ago
201.

Tomorrow     

He who is without sin Please cast the first stone. Who the hell are you people to judge Fantasia? You don't live her everyday life and you don't sleep in her bed so how can you talk about her that way. Yes true indeed Tasia went about it the wrong way but just because she is a superstar doesn't mean that she doesn't have feelings. Having fame and fortune doesn't make your heart unbreakable. She is a woman and she is human. Stay focused Fantasia and let this be an experience to your life. Live sweet Tasia don't let living in this life take you under. Always a fan and sister! Bitter Sweet Huh!

1492 days ago
202.

Unknown    

Well let's put this in the right perspective first, Bill Clinton was in the WHITE HOUSE, and MARRIED getting pleasured but all seemed to be said was,"He's just a man". Well Fantasia is just a women. Secondly, Fantasia isn't married to anyone. This man owed his own wife respect. If he didn't respect his marriage how can the world expect Fantasia to. A man can only go as far as a women allow him to, just as well as a lady can only go as far as a man allow her to. It seems that everyone is pointing the finger at Fantasia but why is it because she's a YOUNG BLACK FEMALE going somewhere in life. His name is the one that needs to be getting all the negative comments. I'm not saying this was all right what Fantasia did but she couldn't make it happen without his effort. He was a willing vessel too.This all could have been prevented if HE would have respected his marrige before this got started. No exchange of numbers or better yet no conversation beyond business and his marriage.
Freaking Money Scam.............. For The Love of Money.

1492 days ago
203.

BabyG    

There is so many ways to look at this, yes she slept with a married man, it doesn't justified her actions, who know what the married guy was telling her through their affair, he is just as wrong as she (fantasia), everyone makes mistakes. The best thing for Fantasia to do right now is to ask God for forgiveness, and hold her head up and move past this and learn from it. And hopefully not do it again.

1491 days ago
204.

sylvia    

you all here are making vicious comments on hearsay its possible that she honestly thought that he was separated from his wife my mom always said if you see your man out with another woman your fight is not with that woman because you don't know what he may have told her everybody's berating fantasia she had no obligation to this woman but her husband did

1491 days ago
205.

sylvia    

you all here are making vicious comments on hearsay its possible that she honestly thought that he was separated from his wife my mom always said if you see your man out with another woman your fight is not with that woman because you don't know what he may have told her everybody's berating fantasia she had no obligation to this woman but her husband did

1491 days ago
206.

Precious    

I love how women always want to blame the other woman instead of dealing without the ONE THEY ARE MARRIED too. And its Fantasia's fault her husband cheated? or maybe it's Fantasia's fault he doesnt want to be with you anymore? uhhhh NO no one can take YOUR MAN from you...YOUR MAN GOES ...and obviously didnt belong to you. So take your ANIMOSITY and HATE up with YOUR MAN...stupid ass woman!

1491 days ago
207.

rose b.    

John 8:10 "woman,where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemmed you?" verse 11.She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, Neither do I condemn you; Go and sin no more.

1490 days ago
208.

SIERRA     

ATTENTION FOR ALL THOSE WHO DONT KNOW WHAT SHES GOING THRU UR BEST BET IS TO SHUT UP AND STOP HATING ON HER SHE IS HUMAN JUST LIKE US AND SHE TOO MAKES MISTAKES NO ONE BUT GOD IS PERFECT AND HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN LET HIM CAST THE FIRST STONE U BETTER BELIEVE IT SHE COULD HAVE BEEN LIED TO AND IF SHE KNEW SO WAT UR MAD CAUSE UR LIFE SUCKS BUT JUST HATING ON HER CAUSE SHE IS VERY TALENTED AND BLESSED HOW PETTY OF U U WANT TO B WHERE SHE IS U WANT WHAT SHE HAS I DO TOO BUT DONT HATE ON HER CAUSE UR NOT HER LOVE PEACE AND BE BLESSED SIGNING OUT SERIOUS

1490 days ago
209.

niecy    

this is just a plot for cook and his wife to get money. they should't give her anything unless it comin from him.

1490 days ago
210.

james    

you are a ssssssssssssssssssllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuut

1490 days ago
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