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Mary J. Blige's Charity

Fires Back at $250k Suit ...

We Were Broke, Duh!

6/17/2012 6:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mary J. Blige
's charity says the bank that is suing them was STUPID to loan their broke asses any money ... so it's their own fault they can't get it back -- this according to legal docs.

As TMZ previously reported, the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now was sued by TD Bank ... after taking out a $250,000 loan in June 2011 and only managing to cough up $400 by the agreed upon December deadline to pay back the money.

Now the foundation is firing back at the suit ... claiming if the bank had done their job correctly, they would have realized the group was knee deep in debt already and never should have been loaned the money in the first place.

Furthermore, the foundation claims the woman who actually signed for the loan had no authority to do so ... which is just one more reason they never should have been granted the loan.

The case is still ongoing.

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harleyharlett    

wow - just speechless......

774 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

This is truly pathetic: they claim that since they successfully scammed the bank out of $250,000. it is the bank's fault for being so stupid. Talk about "balls"!

774 days ago
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Hammer    

Same crap that put this country in the hole for the past 4 years. Don't loan money to people who can't pay it back. Quite simple

774 days ago
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Jordan    

It sounds like Mary J, Blidge Took the money for her personal gain from her charity and basically said to the woman she claims to he FU it is my money go find another way to go to college.

774 days ago
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marylou    

THIS B!TCH

774 days ago
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Jordan    

Mary J is a nothing person who makes money off of scaming people. She stole money from her charity or she made her charity a tax shelter to hide her income,

774 days ago
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Jordan    

I Hope the woman who mary's charity promised to pay tuition and did not sue her charity for being the FRAUD THAT MARY J BLIDGE IS.

774 days ago
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Jennyy    

I am so disappointed in this response. I have lost all respect for her and removed her songs from my iPhone. Now other account holders will be hit with added fees to cover this blatant theft. The bank should see the SA and file credit fraud charges on her. Mary J knew what was up and took the money anyway.

Another case of the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

774 days ago
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Jordan    

Mary J. Blidge is nothing more than a dead beat.

774 days ago
10.

rodney    

Good news people!!!! the web site is still up and you can throw away your money and get scammed too. PATHETIC

http://ffawn.startlogic.com/ffawn_asbsite/?page_id=39

774 days ago
11.

CaMeO    

Lending out money to those who can't afford to pay it back? That's so un-American

774 days ago
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Jordan    

Even Mary's Rich celebrity friends new she was a dead beat that is why they did not give money to her charity. Or they new it was a scam I hope she gets prosecuted for the Fraud she conducted for her charity or should i say tax shelter for her personal wealth.

774 days ago
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Greygoose125    

Unbelievable!!! Blame the bank for loaning the charity money - you just can't expect much from the lowlifes associated with this charity. The poor girls who were awarded "scholarships" are the people who have lost out - Steve Stoute and Mary J Blige are both millionaires and should have been more involved with the charity. Seems they were both only concerned with their public image - how's that working for you now??!!

774 days ago
14.

stu    

PAY IT MARY!!!
& TMZ=fix the TM'S" above.

774 days ago
15.

Pondscum    

Maybe her, Drake, and Chris Brown can do a charity concert. Then they can keep all the proceeds, and throw bottles at the people that complain! Scam artist and a couple of P*SSIES!!!

774 days ago
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