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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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46.

dd    

@12 EXACTLY!

1480 days ago
47.

zima    

she can't sing anyway

1480 days ago
48.

Ms Cleveland    

***FIRST OF ALL***Some of the comments out here are from very stupid individuals. This woman who is filing for divorce and suing her husband has the RIGHT to do just that. She needs to get all the MONEY she can! FANTASIA should know he is only with her ugly azz for her money. She is a HOMEWRECKER! I will never buy any of her music again. FANTASIA , you destroyed a FAMILY. SHAME on you for that! To the Young Man involved, GROW UP, GO HOME and take care of your FAMILY. Leave that UGLY, GHETTO, BIG LIP COW ALONE!!!

1480 days ago
49.

Mary    

"She, like all Christians are not infallible and not perfect, just forgiven; Get it right!!
If we were perfect we wouldn’t need a Savior!! Helloooooo!!!! Stop doing that!!!!"

No, if we are right with God, we don't continue in our sinful ways. We are also to seek forgiveness from those against whom we've transgressed. Barrino's attorney attacking the wife is FAR from seeking forgiveness. In fact, the Bible states that God will not hear her prayers until she is right with those against whom she has sinned. Say what you will, this is God's word, not mine.

1480 days ago
50.

jxtr    

Why does she want to mention being a Christian? This statement is so very hypocritical. She now wants to inform everyone that she is a Christian. However, all Christians know that adultery is wrong. She should have thought about her religious commitment before getting involved with this married man. Does she think she can simply dismiss the issue or make it sound sweet just because she's a Christian. She should be asking God for forgiveness.

1480 days ago
51.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Can Fantasia even spell RESPONSIBLE... or DIVORCE?

1480 days ago
52.

Bob    

How an illiterate unwed mother ever made it to where she is today is beyond comprehension. This just shows that you can take the girl out of the trash but not the trash out of the girl. Has she even learned how to sign her name yet or does she still do it with an X?

1480 days ago
53.

Bair    

No. Fantasia is the disgrace. Ole' non-reading, ugly hoe!

1480 days ago
54.

sarah    

"The fact that she would seek such publicity in a case involving her children is particularly disgraceful" but its not disgraceful that fantasia was boning a guy who is already married right? thats sarcasm btw.

1480 days ago
55.

Rick    

The words 'Fantasia' and 'sex tape' do not belong in the same sentence. I am now going to have a raging soft-on for years. Yuck!

1480 days ago
56.

emerald    

Perhaps she isn't responsible entirely for this marital break up but her s******g the guy and filming it (allegedly) sure didn't do much to help his marriage now did it hm?! She KNEW he was married right, so she knew her enjoying herself with this woman's hubby was going to finish off their marriage if the wife found out right?! The only thing Fantasia is worried about is her image and whether this will make her look like a home wrecker and affect her singing career!! She could give a F*** for how this woman and her kids feel!! Now her lawyer is complaining about the salacious info the wife put in her divorce papers - perhaps she'd better get down and pray wifey doesn't have access to the alleged tapes and doesn't accidentally leak them out hm?! For the lawyer to blame the wife for seeking publicity that would harm her kids is ludicrous!! When you file a divorce and claim adultery as the reason for the divorce you're expected to supply the name, and enough info to make the court believe you have a legitimate claim!! In some states that is essential in the financial split because in some states if you can prove adultery it's a 90/10 split of assets lol!! I'm sure Paula Cook is very angry and let's be honest most women want the mistress's on a pole lol!!

1480 days ago
57.

JOEY5ONE4    

WillOTheWisp :

Take a break from the crank and get some sleep.

1480 days ago
58.

cj    

sleeping w/someone elses man,looks like she's ugly inside & out.

1480 days ago
59.

Leigh Ann    

Guilty as charged! Her attorney's comments confirm it. No denial, just attacking the wife of cheater. Fantasia has no morals. Illegitimate kid, married men, what else?

1480 days ago
60.

Mike    

ummm no Barinos lawyer its all in the tabloids cause shes right!! Fantasia is butttt ugly but she did ruin the marriage and she is going to pay big bucks cause in NC they will award the wife MONEY!!!
And Barinos an idiot to keep saying she didnt do anything

1480 days ago
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