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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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211.

james    

you are a ssssssssssssssssssllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuuut

1493 days ago
212.

Dominique    

I believe that the whole thing was a set up from the door. What man do you know will engage in a relationship, married remind you and make sex tapes of this. I think that this man and his wife had an agenda from the door. If they are divorced or getting divorce is fake. The wife is going to file this lawsuit and then after things die down some she is gonna be right back with her husband and they are gonna be sitting there laughing there asses off at Fantasia, cause they played her like a quick game of Spades.

1492 days ago
213.

shawwdy21    

I have been reading the comments and it is alot of very ignorant people on here.I am still a big fan of fantasia's and she may have made a mistake but she have not once said she was perfect, everyone, so do myself and you all makes mistakes.And many of you worrying about fantasia when yall better be worrying about yourself because as we speak your husband/wife may be out there cheating on you, so just be careful what you say.

1492 days ago
214.

shut haters down    

all u haters im speaking 4 tasia suck ass and die an incurable disease! o yea and... MIND UR ****ING BUISNESS and STOP HATING!

1492 days ago
215.

pistonian    

I guess she DID pick the right song on idol to break thru on.. "Summertime... and the livin ain't easy".... Maybe not... but SHE is!... also, the dude is a dawg too... let's not lose sight of that.

1490 days ago
216.

TAMIKA    

WILL YOU CANT BELIVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR DONT NO BODY KNOW WHAT HAPPEN BUT FANTAISA AND COOK SO PEOPLE CAN SAY WHAT THEY WANT.EVERYBODY GOSE THOUGH SOMETHING NOBODY IS PERFECT.AND WHO'S TO SAY SHE NOT DOING IT FOR THE MONEY.HE TOLD HER THEY BEEN SPLIT UP SINCE JUNE 2009 SO PEOPLE DONT KNOW WHAT HAPPEN BUT THEM.WHY IS EVERYTHING ON HER WHAT ABOUT HER HUSBAND I DONT HEAR HIS NAME THAT MUCH JUST FANTAISA CAUSE SHE GOT MONEY AND THEY WANT TO DRAG HER NAME IN THE MUD.PEOPLE KILL ME TRYING TO JUDGED THE NEXT PERSON JUDGED YOURSELF

1489 days ago
217.

Karen    

thing that is everyone is forgetting is it take two you and noone else knows what this man has told her you was not there and mens can tell you one thing and have you believe it, his wife should have been more of a woman and went to fantasia and told her look we are still married but no she want the world to know her business and get money from her to me the wife is just a golddigger looking to score to money because if she really love this man she would have went to the other woman and told her to back off or told her husband look i know about you and tasia but no she see all the other wife getting millions from there cheating husband and the other woman she better get her too, I'm not saying that sleeping with a married man is right but noone say when a married man sleep with other woman abd beside we have no clue what was going on in the cooks married so back the hell off until you get the hold story................

1488 days ago
218.

trina    

Don't none of yall have the right to judge anyone. Who are yall to judge another human? You people are not GOD and he has the last word. Look in the mirror and ask God for your own sins!!!!!!!!!!!

1465 days ago
219.

tory    

keep your head up everybody makes mistakes

1453 days ago
220.

BLONDIE    

Most of you racist pink pigs on here talking ALL this self-righteous B.S. as IF you are perfect. Fantasia is a beautiful multi-talented black woman who got SET-UP by this couple. Yes, she did drop out of H.S. because she suffered a RAPE there in the 9th grade. However, she did go on to receive a GED. Yes, her child was born out of wedlock but how many of you are donating yours to adoption agencies or abortion clinics. But than again MANY of you are BASTARDS its funny how Bristol Palin and Jaime Spears (both were teen moms)get a pass while you DRAG this woman through the MUD. Anjelina Jolie, Barbara Walters, LeAnn Rimes are on the cover of EVERY magazine known in the U.S. as role models. They slept with married men where's the outrage? Fantasia because of her dark skin can't even get ONE mag cover because of blatant racism. What she can be sure to get is unflattering photos,and articles laden with thick criticism and disdain for her very existence. They don't even care what her side of the story is (just go with it).You people are most unfair and BIASED as hell to say the least. You may not give a DAM about her but there are plenty of people that DO.

1450 days ago
221.

lipslikecheri    

yall shud get f**k away frm ere....if she is a slut then alicia keys is a slut and i dnt see any of yall callin her a slut and ****..sometimes u shud look at their point of view instead of critizin

1431 days ago
222.

TAMIKA    

STFU!!! OH WELL EVERYBY IS ALWAYS MAKIN A BIG DEAL WEN SOMEBY IS FAMOUS... WTF GET OVER IT, ALL MEN LIE ND SHE HAS MONEY SO IM PRETTY SURE WATEVA FANTASIA GAVE HIM HE GAVE HIS FN WIFE GET OVer THE FACT SHE SLEPT WIT HIM, THE TATTOO, ND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT OCCURED, NO ONE KNOWS THE TRUTH BUT FANTASIA ND THE HUSBAND

1426 days ago
223.

kristin     

awl i can say and 2pac says it best.' better keep ya head up'...

1426 days ago
224.

sarah     

why are yall puting all the blame on her what about him no telling what he was telling her fantasia hang in there dont let theses dumb bitches on here stress you out keep faith u know u didnt do wrong so let god deal with he knows

1426 days ago
225.

TiNii    

just about all of you are ignorant. klearly we already know the only reason evrybody is makin a big issues out of this is bkuz fantasia is a celeb. there are many many un famous women who are sleepin with married men divorced men separated men etc... nobdy wants too sue them or put it all out in to the world...EVRY bdy in the world makes mistakes wether they're christian or NOT...we all get lied to if you werent there with either of them from the beginning of the relation ship till thee end you really have nuthin too say on why she did it...so kill it wit all the childish name callin...how old are you guys???? LOVE YOU TASiA.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1416 days ago
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