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Fantasia Barrino

SUED FOR MYSTERIOUS BANK-STIFFING

8/6/2011 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Let's hope Fantasia Barrino listed "cash" on her new baby registry, because she might need it -- TMZ has learned she's on the receiving end of a new $25,000 lawsuit. 

According to the lawsuit, filed last month, the former "American Idol" champ -- who announced earlier this week she is expecting baby #2 -- is being sued by a collection company on behalf of U.S. Bank for allegedly owing them money.

The lawsuit doesn't explain why, and neither side would go into details, but the suit is asking for $25,057.02 plus 10% interest per year dating back to May 2009.

Fantasia is no stranger to money troubles -- she nearly lost her home to foreclosure in January 2009, before making the payments at the last minute.


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1.

Jade    

WTF!? You idiots intentionally show the most horrible pics of people.

1173 days ago
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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Whether you win a contest or not, "real" life comes back to bite you in the ass!

1173 days ago
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3Storms    

She's a fool. She won AI and barely had any "hits" yet went out and bought the biggest mansion she could get, had every friend and family member she ever had move in, and bought luxury cars for everyone. She's destined to end up right back in the ghetto.

1173 days ago
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victory    

That is one big mouth. By the way, since when do humans jump for joy over a pregnancy w/ a man who is still married? Seems quite tacky to me and most likely to the father's wife.

1173 days ago
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chris brown    

IT WAS NOT "FORECLOSURE". REPEAT: NOT "FORECLOSURE". PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT. I am sick and tired of your half-truths and almost-right accusations.

1173 days ago
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Bruno    

Listing "cash" on a registry? Tacky, tacky, tacky.

1173 days ago
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Meanie    

@ 3Storms I wonder if any of the car recipients offered to sell their cars and give her back some cash when she needed it? I doubt it. Hoodrat ghetto hangers on found a stupid hoodrat ghetto idiot who can't do basic finance math.

1173 days ago
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stu    

she really could play the irresponsible life story of Aretha Franklin.

1173 days ago
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Sandra     

Not a fan of this dumb classless woman!!

1173 days ago
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Lewy    

Look at this woman. These people scare the life out of me.

1173 days ago
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cw    

why yall purposely find the most worst picture of someone to post? Like really? this **** is so damn old and boring. Majority of the staff that works for this site are bustas anyways.

1173 days ago
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Julie    

If the collection agency brought suit in its own name, it likely bought the debt from U.S. Bank for pennies on the dollar. Don't pay it! The pleadings are vague because it probably can't prove ownership of the account.

Never pay a collection agency a cent. If the agency is collecting on behalf of someone else, pay the original creditor. If the agency bought the debt, demand proof of ownership. Most can't prove ownership to the standard required by the courts, and the cases almost never survive, if challenged. Don't settle the case, and don't allow a default judgment to be taken.

1173 days ago
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Terry    

Ppl are haters **** THEM

1173 days ago
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moe    

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES! low class nasty trash! we care?? WHY??

1173 days ago
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Darlene    

Because she's black she's ghetto? So many celebrities are having financial problems and children without the benefit of marriage. Who is Angelina Jolie married to? Exactly!

1173 days ago
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