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American Idol: Fantasia Barrino’s Potential Lawsuit For Adulterous Affair

August 14, 2010 08:00 AM by Nancy Floyd


In addition to being hospitalized for a drug overdose and attempted suicide, Fantasia Barrino is facing even more trouble this week. The American Idol season three champ is being threatened with a lawsuit by her on-again/off-again boyfriend’s wife for breaking up their marriage. Keep reading for more details on how Fantasia is recovering and what her lawyer says about the lawsuit…

It has definitely not been a great week for American Idol season three champ, Fantasia Barrino. On Monday night, Fantasia was rushed to a North Carolina hospital after reportedly overdosing on aspirin and a sleeping aid in an attempt to end her life. She has since been released from the hospital and is “doing remarkably well,” but her troubles don’t end there. The estranged wife of Fantasia’s on-again/off-again boyfriend, Antwaun Cook, is threatening to sue the singer for splitting up her marriage.

“[Paula Cook] has threatened via her lawyers to me to sue Fantasia,” Gena Morris, Fantasia’s lawyer, says. Paula Cook contends that Fantasia Barrino is responsible for breaking up her marriage to Antwaun Cook. According to Fantasia’s manager, the singer dated Antwaun off and on for about 11 months. She was under the impression though that Antwaun had separated from his wife in 2009. Paula Cook, Antwaun’s estranged wife, says the separation didn’t happen until June of this year.

“If there is a relationship with a married person after they are separated, there is no cause of action for alienation,” Fantasia Barrino’s lawyer, Gena Morris, explains. However, if Fantasia was seeing Antwaun while he was still with Paula, she could be in trouble.  There is a law in seven states that allows an individual to sue a “home wrecker” for alienation of affection and criminal conversation.

Gena Morris refuses to comment on whether or not Fantasia Barrino is currently dating Antwaun Cook. The lawyer did see the singer on Thursday, however, and said, “She wasn’t as effervescent and peppy as she normally is but she has a lot on her mind. She is still physically and emotionally drained but when she gets knocked down, she gets up pretty quick and she is on the same track to do that again.”

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One Response to “American Idol: Fantasia Barrino’s Potential Lawsuit For Adulterous Affair”

  1. Spike Says:
    August 14th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Hope Nancy Floyd, the writer of this article, gets sued for libel. No court action (suit) has been taken against Fantasia yet. What kind of journalist would state that there was to make a story scandalous. Oh, wait a lot of these pieces of crap that claim to be writers nowadays….


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