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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.

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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"Mrs. Cook gratuitously included claims about Fantasia to sensationalize that litigation and to insure that her tale would be picked up by tabloids."

Not "insure" as in insure a car but "ensure" as in ensure something takes place.

1472 days ago


I know another mistress, homewrecker who supplied the goods to my husband. He's 36 and she's 19 AND she's just as unattractive. Maybe that's what's in these days, younger and not pretty??? Just sayin

1472 days ago


If this guy will cheat on his wife (as beautiful as she is) Fantasia does not stand a chance of sustaining a monogamous relationship with this cheater.

1472 days ago


For those saying it's not her fault...
If someone has an inappropriate relationship with someone who they know is married they deserve to be blamed too. She has no respect for herself or others.

1472 days ago


Hallelujah! I'm glad her sqeaky, high pitched voice might be gone. It's like nails on a chalkboard!

1472 days ago

Squeaky Shoes    

and yet another woman tries to sue for a lost marriage...

INSTEAD of blaming her husband for the divorce, she takes the rich woman to court

good going you money hungry bitch!

1472 days ago


It's amazing how so many people can make a judgement off of a media article. Just because something is reported in the media doesn't make it true. At this point, nobody knows for sure if Ms. Barrino had an adulterous affair with the man. If she did, those are her sins to bear and not for us to crucify and/or past judgement. Sweep around your own front door before trying to sweep around someone else.

1471 days ago


special deal on her sex tape, have to pay by the pound.

1471 days ago


Get on Fantasia wen YAL ONLY knows wat the media says!!!!! He was the married man supposedly, so y doesnt he get the blame?? He took vows, not her. And if she did sleep with him, have an affair with him or whatever......whos 2 say she KNEW he was married wen they 1st met??? uggg She not a slut n sum of yal are haters....she wont b the 1st or the last accused of havin an affair!

1471 days ago


SHE IS TRASH.. plain and simple.. TRASH.

1471 days ago


It's amazing how we are so quick to judge.......

"Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone"
"For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged”
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye”
This applies to everyone. So before I cast judgment on you for your comments I will continue to Pray for you.

1471 days ago


Why is everyone blaming Tasia, he walked on his marriage and I am beginning to understand why. His wife is a pathetic, needy chick. He didn't want her and if it had not been Tasia, it would have been someone else. Whatever the problem , blame him, not Tasia. Tasia owed his wife nothing. The bottom line is if he wasn't happy with her, he was right to leave. No one should stay in a marriage if they don't want to be there. That would just make everyone miserable, including the children.

1471 days ago


n monty ur a HATER!! plain and simple....a HATER!!

1471 days ago


First off I will have to agree with WillOTheWisp, we are all Christians and we are not perfect, just forgiven. Second, point fingers where they need to be pointed. Paula Cook is looking to point the finger at Fantasia because her marriage fell apart. I look at it this way, she need to blame her husband!!! Fantasia could not have committed adultery if he was not willing. He was a WILLING participant in all of this so he is TRULY the blame for all of this!!! If the MAN stepped out, then if it wasn't Fantasia it would have been someone else. Can't keep a man where he do not want to be. Apparently he was not happy and he sought out to make himself happy. I fault him for bringing Fantasia in the middle of his "mess". He was unhappy and wanted to step out then he should have been a man and handled his business appropriately concerning his wife and made her the "Ex" and stepped!!!

People have to realize, there is nothing perfect about being a Christian, and there is sure enough nothing perfect about being a Celebrity...WE ALL AS HUMANS are prone to mistakes!!!

1471 days ago


He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. John 8:7

1471 days ago
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