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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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31.

Physical Graffiti    

Why are women always the "homewreckers"? He is 50% responsible for "wrecking" his home - why isn't anyone saying anything about him?! Why does the woman have to wear the scarlet letter?
What about him?!?!

1346 days ago
32.

kacey    

none is perfect

1346 days ago
33.

Tasha    

This is too funny, something that looks like a $2.00 street troll had an affair and some idiot really thinks anybody cares!! 

1346 days ago
34.

JOEY5ONE4    

WillOTheWisp .. you are getting old fast.

1346 days ago
35.

DivaPG    

I remember when she first hooked up with him. He worked at a T-mobile store. She walked in, said to herself, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I see what I want"!!! She cared less that he was married with children. She is the worst type of human being, a narcissist with no morals. What an example she is setting for her daughter. Shame on you Fantasia!!! Karma is a bitch!!!

1346 days ago
36.

the truth    

I'm so sick of hearing SEX TAPES! and i dont blame her at all its the mans fault. it always is!!!!!!! hes the married one who should have known better. why do men who like cheating get married ? men suck! no wonder why women are going gay !!!

1346 days ago
37.

puddy    

Before you jump on her do you think that it is all possible that the man and his wife were separated? Some people stay separated for years before they actually get divorced. If they were separated and Fantasia was having relationship with him then it is not cheating. After all if they were separated his estranged wife could have been in another relationship of her own and is just pissed because he found somebody also.

1346 days ago
38.

Veda McLean    

T-Mobile, Married, Why?

1346 days ago
39.

UdunGoofed    

She's nasty looking anyway. She looks dirty. I wouldn't let him put the tip in after he'd been with that. This woman plays the sympathy card all the time. "Oh, I had a disadvantaged childhood!" Yes, you and millions of other kids. "Oh, I had a child as a teenager!" Yes, you and a million other girls. Keep your knees together. "Oh, but I go to church!" Yes, Fantasia, we know you sang in the choir. You and a million other people. I'm so sick of this girl. She needs to shut up, quit sweating, go home, and take care of her kid. She also needs to use some of that money she's making to get some therapy for her gangsta wannabe little brother. What a hot ghetto mess!

1346 days ago
40.

SayWhat    

Morris added, "The fact that she would seek such publicity in a case involving her children is particularly disgraceful.”
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Isnt this the samething that Oksana is doing?

1346 days ago
41.

BrotherJohn OfDallas    

Let's just pray that Fantasia and Alicia Keys repent of their deeds and sin no more

1346 days ago
42.

Fiama    

Tramp. There goes your audience.

1346 days ago
43.

mary    

I never heard a denial of the affair in this article. Did she or didn't she.

1346 days ago
44.

RealityBites    

I feel bad for that guy...having to admit he "hit that"? ewwww!!! I can't stand to listen to her talk or look at that mouth...just too gross! Hope the wife takes her to the cleaners!

1346 days ago
45.

MO1007    

Unless you were their SHUT Up! Everyone acts like they live the "PERFECT LIFE"!!! It's call "LIFE" for a reason you make mistakes along the way but you learn and move on good or bad!I am still a FANTASIA fan always will be!!You can't break up a marriage if it's was already BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1346 days ago
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