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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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106.

Georgia    

"HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN, CAST THE 1st STONE"!!!! No stones will be thrown because we all (somehow/someway) fall short. I do not condone the behavior of anyone who commits any kind of sin but Fantasia will be judged by her creator: GOD.

QUESTION: Can anyone explain to me, why there seems to be hardly
any negative comments/or blame regarding the husband's role in
this?

1474 days ago
107.

chazzie    

What a great role model.

1474 days ago
108.

Bigboss    

How is it she's getting thrown under the bus for being a homewrecker but Alicia Keys affair with Swiss Beatz (Swiss was married when he got Alicia got pregnant) was protected by the media

1474 days ago
109.

Ohio    

It's a shame to put the blame on her. Why isn't the husband being blamed he's the one that's cheating on his wife and I am quite sure that this isn't the first time that he has cheated. Now its a big thing because the wife beleives that she can get compensated with money from Fantasia for something that HER HUSBAND has done.

1474 days ago
110.

JADA SALINAS    

HOW DARE YOU GUYS JUGDE PEOPLE YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON YOU GUYS ARE ALL DUMB****S

1474 days ago
111.

carolyn mcphee    

Why would Mrs. Cook have to make up a lie and say Fantasia made sex tapes with her husband only to make sure it was "tabloid material"???? Fantasia is not all that!!! She is not worth even reading about in the tabloids!!!!! She never should have even won American Idol!!!!!!

1474 days ago
112.

Celebrity    

My prayers are with both families in this dilemna. Men lie all the time about their marital status. However, stand the test and endure the error. Please don't kill yourself Tasia, you have a lot of fans and you just went wrong.

1474 days ago
113.

thelight    

and she claims to be a Christian. Not by a long shot

1474 days ago
114.

Tam    

90% percent of these comments are ignorant. What proof do any of you have to judge...smh.

1474 days ago
115.

Sis    

Think of all the" mean and nasty", comments U people make, the first time U get a whiff of a scandal! How n the H$#% do U think Fantasia,got where she is. Fantasia ,has a gift. She beat out 70,000 in a Talent Contest. Dirty Birds make stupid remarks . U see U have to say Ugly,n hurtful stuff cause U R nowhere in life. Imaging that.....Fantasia, is a Beautiful spirit. She did not make her own looks"PERIOD". Just like U R Self!!!!!!!!!

1474 days ago
116.

Gsharon 710    

Come on Fan, "Take a deep breath, Hold your head up, Put your shoulders back, and look this straight in the eye."

There is a lesson to be learned from all this. Perhaps it will save someone else from going down the same path, but more importantly, there were some bad mistakes made by yourself that you now realize was a mistake.

You are loved.

1474 days ago
117.

Mama Meza    

Wow. Gena. I haven`t seen Ms. Cook seeking publicity. We`ve seen no interviews or public comments. All she did was file a legal do***ent last week at the courthouse as was necessary to start proceedings. And then the media found it and publicized it. As a journalist, I can assure you (but you already know) that most local news orgs have at least ONE person at the courthouses digging around at all times for news. So Gena, your client got caught being immoral, but you are not fighting fair. You are vile and gross to add (slanderous) insult to injury, and vilify the victim!

1474 days ago
118.

A J W    

Well now, I guess it's true your sins will find you out, what's done in the dark always comes to the light. Faith should have kept her away from any man that's not her husband, but hey she's young, you live and you learn...

1474 days ago
119.

felicia    

EVRYBODY ALWAYS HAVE SOME STUPID **** TO SAY AND THAT'S SAD!!! NOBODY WILL EVER KNOW THE REAL SITUATION BETWEEN THE COOKS' I SAY U LIVE AND U LEARN WHEN U KNOW BETTER U DO BETTER AND EVERYBODY MAKES MISTAKES AND HAVE BEEN LIED TO BEFORE. FANTASIA LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKE SWEETIE!!! @ KEITH YOU ARE SO STUPID,SHE WON IDOL CAUSE SHE GOT TALENT JACKASS!!!!!!

1474 days ago
120.

A J W    

Well now, I guess it's true your sins will find you out, what's done in the dark always comes to the light. Faith should have kept her away from any man that's not her husband, but hey she's young, you live and you learn...

1474 days ago
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