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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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id expect such idiots like yall on TMZ. TLC was never rich. Their contracts screwed them out of money they thought they had. Now the lawyer fees and taxes are due. you jackasses cant even do research enough to know that so you probably wouldnt fare much better if you were in her place. you poor dumb pieces of ****.

984 days ago


She can't be a "scrub". "A scrub is a guy who thinks he is fly..".

984 days ago


I can see where she went into debt especially after watching TLC's Behind the Music. But also the fact that she had a brain tumor the size of a large strawberry. Plus with the sickle cell I can see the medical bills rising up.

984 days ago


I dont feel sorry for her at all. It seems to me that she is abusing the system. Didn't she successfully file for bankrupcy before? When get awarded bankrupcy, you don't turn around and overextend yourself, again. You are supposed to learn from your mistakes and learn a little something about budgeting money and saying no to yourself a little more when you want things. If a person repeatedly filed for bankrupcy (especally celebrities) it may be a sign that they are abusing the system.

984 days ago


Holy crap, what IS it with people not paying taxes, filing bankruptcy????? Us regular working joe and jane lunchbuckets have to pay our taxes and pay our bills on what we make. When they get famous do they tell themselves that they don't have to pay the tax man or their bills because they are a ' big frigging STAR!!!"
I'm poor as Job's turkey yet I have NEVER filed for bankruptcy, not even THOUGHT about it. And I pay my taxes every single year. WHY CAN'T THEY???

984 days ago


I love tlc. Sorry to hear of t boz troubles. How can you mock another person suffering.It's her today, you tomorrow. See how many feel sorry for you. Idiots!

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