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Accused of Being a Scrub

in Bankruptcy Case

2/11/2012 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The judge in T-Boz' bankruptcy case has turned his back on the ex-TLC singer -- refusing to provide ANY protection against her army of creditors ... but according to court docs, it's the singer's own fault.

TMZ broke the story ... T-Boz filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in October -- claiming she owed $768,642.99 to multiple creditors -- but last week, the judge kicked her out of bankruptcy court.

According to the court docs, the case was dismissed because T-Boz -- real name Tionne Watkins -- completely dropped the ball dealing with her affairs, failing to make any attempts to pay off her debts, appear at a creditors' meeting, or ... not be a scrub in general.

As a result, the judge ended the bankruptcy case – giving T-Boz’ creditors free reign to go after her whatever assets she has.

The creditors are free to pursue T-Boz until the singer files for bankruptcy again -- but she can't re-file til the end of July ... 180 days after the original case was dismissed.

Calls to T-Boz' reps were not returned.


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How and why do they end up doing this to themselves? They earn millions when they're in the limelight and they end up broke all the time and file for stupid bankruptcy. I earn way less than so many of them yet I have more savings than a lot of them. I guess the more money you make the stupider you become with finances/spending. Crazy bunch!

984 days ago

Jim in Cali    

What an idiot.

984 days ago

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

What a shame this poor woman T-Bonz did not spend her money on an education. She's such a stupid idiot, she's gonna be livin' in a refrigerator box on the sidewalk ha ha ha.

984 days ago


...I fail to see how any woman can be broke when it is obvious nature gave them all a built-in ATM money withdrawal port between their collective legs....Artofwar

984 days ago


Well that sucks... I'm pretty sure that by the time she files for bankruptcy again in July her creditors are going to have already taken everything she owns.

984 days ago

James R. - Los Angeles    

Sounds like she was chasing waterfalls instead of sticking to the rivers and the lakes that she's used to . . .

984 days ago


I was talking to an attorney customer of mine recently while working. He said bankruptcys aren't as easy to get as they were once upon a time. Reason he brought it up is because it's mostly what he handles. He said the same people were constantly doing it years ago, and now the judges really look at things first. Not easy like yesteryear.

984 days ago

Celebrities Suck    

Hello TMZer's whenever you see spam report it/flag it since TMZ admins aren't doing their jobs...

984 days ago

Celebrities Suck    

Scrubs/moochers are such a turn off....

984 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

Another has-been trying to game the system. She might not have any money, but he has lots of assets: jewelry, cars, houses, investments. What she is trying to do is just ignore the people who she owes cash to - to try to wear them down until they will accept two cents on the dollar. Glad to see the Judge saw through her scam. Next comes court cases where she won't bother to show - meaning she will default to the plaintiff.
I have no compassion to dead beats like this bimbo.

983 days ago


Nice mullet.

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983 days ago


Lmfao,,,,Izz b rich,,Izz b broke,,,I love reading these stories!! Would you like that super sized,, thank you,, please pull around to the first window!!! lmfao!!!

983 days ago


One minute livin in Palos Verdes over lookin Catalina now a card board box in Compton

983 days ago

Pittsburgh's Finest    

TBOz is a single divorced mother of a daughter. She shouldve made wiser decisions. This not only impacts her but the quality of life for her daughter as well. I am sure her thug *ss father is not going to step up and do the honorable thing for the little girl. Heck he probably cannot take care of his d*mn self!I understand that Tboz has sickle cells and had a brain tumor and that her health is not in its best state ,but when it is something this serious you have to find the strength to handle your affairs or atleast hire representation for you. I really feel for the girl. Although TLC sold a lot of albums, her record company raped her of the profits.

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