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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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76.

DD    

I'm a devout Christian, but I know that when people get on their high horse no doubt they're dealing with their own sins. If you love the Lord so much pray for people who say their Christians. Don't make excuses for them. Fantasia knows better than anyone she's going to suffer. Her own father was a major dog according to the news reports. She knows the pain of divorce from her mother.

1504 days ago
77.

April    

If this happened in NC I'd sue Fantasia for alienation of affection which is a wonderful law that still exist in NC. Why not take her money if she took your man?

1504 days ago
78.

DELORIS    

when we say we are a child of GOD we should live our lifes based on the teachings of CHRIST.IF MAN OR WOMAN IS MARRIED AND SEPARATED,THEY ARE STILL HUSBAND AND WIFE UNTIL THEY ARE DIVORCED.BEING A TRUE CHILD OF GOD we know that we will be committing adultery.(read yr bible}when GOD get fed up with our mess he will pull the cover off so we can clean up what we have done.now it is time to repent and let GOD RESTORE US.WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THE TRUE BASIC OF BEING A CHRISTIAN.STOP USING GOD AND SHAMING HIM WHEN WE MESS UP....GOD SAYS REPENT NOW IN THE NAME OF JESUS ..REPENT REPENT REPENT .ITS STILL HER MAN RATHER SHE PLEASE HIM OR NOT.......................

1504 days ago
79.

Tres    

"Just goes to show that you can take the hoe out of the ghetto, but can't take the ghetto out of the hoe. "

WHAT DOES HER BEING FROM THE GHETTO HAVE TO DO WITH IT? JULIA ROBERTS,TORI SPELLING AND ANGELA JOLIE ALL GREW UP IN EITHER A MIDDLE CLASS OR UPPER CLASS HOMES. WHAT IS THEIR EXCUSE? I COULD LUMP THEM TOGETHER AND STEREOPTYPE THEM AS YOU DID FANTASIA. THEY ARE ALL WHITE SLUTS. AND....

1504 days ago
80.

batwoman    

I'm not a Fantasia fan but I'm sick and tired of people blaming the single person in these situations. HE is the married one. HE's the slimeball.

1504 days ago
81.

Jess    

she is trash she is one
of those type of people
who will do what ever she
can to try and strech out
her 15 mins of fame that
she did not even earn

1504 days ago
82.

bigman    

I can't believe you stupid ass people in here. Most of your lil asses should be in bed some where. Stay out of grown folks business! Go and find your favorite artist getting naked and continue to give her high ratings. I for one don't believe none of this ****. That ***** lied is ass off. Trying to show his ****ed up wife that he could do better than her rotten mouth ass. This bitch gone put that **** out there like that. I hope Fans lawyer sue the **** out of her.

1504 days ago
83.

Tres    

"Please let this fat pig fade away PLEASE"


REALLY? YOU'D BE SPEAKING ABOUT THE MAJORITY OF THE AMERICAN POPULATION. YOU GUYS ARE ALL FAT AND SLOPPY AS HELL. FANTASIA IS FAR FROM FAT.

1504 days ago
84.

Sardina    

They're just trying to protect Fannie's (little) money. Anyway what mistress is going to say publicly "Yeah I wanted him, didn't give a f about his wife and family, I goes for mine."?

1504 days ago
85.

LaPorcha     

Uh...no. Fantasia knowingly messing with a married man is the disgraceful part.

1504 days ago
86.

Echo    

Fugly
Annoying
Nasally
Tramp
Atrocious
Shameful
Immoral
Asinine

1504 days ago
87.

Rachel Rothechild    

Is that the same gentleman who she portrayed on her show. Who had/has several children and was married at the time. If this woman can prove that she was charged with knowledge of his marriage she is libelable. I say it is worth at least $800,000. Now can Fantasia pay? She is an excellent singer (that should concentrate on independent films and Braqoway) and her personality congruent to her reality shows she is a seemingly nice person who makes bad decisions when it comes to men.
Being involved with a married person has so many facets. That piece of paper means nothing when emotions are alive being it lus tor otherwise

1504 days ago
88.

Jasmine    

I'm sitting here reading these comments and I'm like blown away for the simple fact that everyone is blaming Fantasia for sleeping with a married man and no one has said anything about Mr. Cook who obviously is the main reason for his divorce. We always want to blame the woman when it takes two to cheat. It was Mr. Cook who stood before God, family and friends and took those vows, so why are we not blaming him? Then we always want to throw the fact that she's suppose to be a christian in the equation. One thing you fail to realize is we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. God view sin as sin, there's no big sin or little sin. So those of you on here posting negative comments check yourself, are you sleeping with your boyfriend? Ok well that's a sin, are you drinking and smoking? that's a sin, Do you tell lies? well that's a sin. My point is this why throw stones when you live in a glass house.

1504 days ago
89.

Miss C    

Not Fannys fault they were already having problems he was the married one no telling what he told her. Mrs Cook should have been handling her business blame him

1504 days ago
90.

Shawn    

Tasia!! All Divas have haters, it simply comes with the territory!! Make sure you send a copy of this FIERCE new CD to his wife to listen to on those cold, lonely nights!!! Until then non of you "commenters" can out sing her so keep your mouth closed there are 3 sides to every story!! Don't always believe what is the juciest gossip just because!!

1504 days ago
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