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Anita Baker

I'm No Longer a Wanted Woman

And I'm SO Happy!

3/24/2014 12:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Anita Baker
has dodged arrest in Detroit, after a judge withdrew a warrant to haul her into custody.

TMZ broke the story ... Anita was a no show at a court hearing over a lawsuit filed by a house painter who she hired to repair water damage to her home.  Anita says she didn't pay him the balance owed because he screwed up the job.  He sued, she was a no show in court and he got a default judgment.

There was a follow-up hearing last week, and she didn't show for that either, and that's when the judge issued the arrest warrant.

The warrant was withdrawn today ... after her lawyer went to court and insisted Anita was never served with legal docs.

The lawyer will go to court next month in an attempt to set aside the default judgment ... on grounds she was never served with the lawsuit in the first place.

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1.

6one9    

Bet she's gonna have a great week ahead!!
PPL `` with $$$ ! :)

178 days ago
2.

verlinda    

She should have taken the Contractors to Court, if she received a sh!ty job

178 days ago
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Anonymous    

I don't believe her, and she is still a deadbeat in my book.

178 days ago
4.

Sincerity    

I'm very happy to hear Ms. Baker won't be incarcerated!!! Personally, I hope she doesn't quickly "settle up" with the contractor!!! If he actually produced "SUBSTANDARD" workmanship, he doesn't deserve to be paid, immediately!!! Let him "SWEAT" a little while longer!!!

178 days ago
5.

Shoozie    

She knows she has been served now. She still will have to pay up.

178 days ago
6.

my2cents    

Just let me know that I am special to yoouu...you're my aaaaangel-

178 days ago
7.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Leave Anita alone

178 days ago
8.

Sherron    

Why don't these celebrities just pay their bills like everyone else? Seems like their always thinking I'm a celebrity so rules don't apply to me!!

178 days ago
9.

think101    

Good for her, now leave her alone and go find some real criminals.

178 days ago
10.

Truth    

EWWW, BITCH GET A NEW DENTIST. THEM'S LOWER TEETH FILLINS LOOK UNFINISHED TOO. MEANTIME LOSE 50 LBS AS WELL. #TRUTH!!

178 days ago
11.

Kelly    

I saw Anita Baker in concert about 25 years ago or so. She stopped in mid song to SCREAM at the musicians. It was something like, "That's not how we did it in rehearsal, Sal!" She went on to hurl abuse at them. My friends and I and a bunch of other people walked out.

178 days ago
12.

Kelly    

PS Pay your bills, scrub.

178 days ago
13.

Davis    

Who the hell would render a judgement against anita baker? Never happen

178 days ago
14.

Davis    

And thats why you dont pay a contractor up front the guys probably a drug addict who went on a binge with the money the came to work hungover

178 days ago
15.

Ray8    

I wonder if Anita can recoup lost concert income due to this BS? She is still very popular and in high demand.

177 days ago
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