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Fantasia & Paula Cook meet…

12 Nov

According to RadarOnline.com, Fantasia and Paula Cook sat down in mediation for nearly 12 hours, to try to come to a resolution before going to court.  Unfortunately things didn’t go well for Fantasia as she probably thought. 

RadarOnline reports,

 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino met with her boyfriend’s scorned wife, Paula Cook, earlier this month in an attempt to keep the details of Barrino’s alleged affair with Antwaun Cook private and out of the Mecklenburg County courthouse, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

A source close to the situation says the two women attempted to settle their dispute through private mediation but the ladies were unable to reach a settlement, propelling Cook to move forward with a civil lawsuit against the singer.

“Fantasia and Paula were in mediation for nearly 12 hours on November 1,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.

“They didn’t settle because Fantasia refuses to acknowledge that she was aware of Paula’s marriage to Antwaun when she started dating him, and Paula is adamant that she knew.”

According to the source, Fantasia and Paula are set to meet in a North Carolina courthouse again on November 22.

“Fantasia was prepared to pay Paula as much as $100,000 to settle during their mediation, but it fell through,” another source told RadarOnline.com.

“Paula plans on going all the way and is going to sue Fantasia for Alienation of Affection.”

Alienation of Affection is a law still recognized by only seven states – one of which is North Carolina – where an abandoned spouse can file lawsuit against the party responsible for the failure of their marriage, typically the adulterous spouse’s lover.

Paula has filed for divorce from her philandering husband, who is still dating Fantasia.

Wow what an embarrassment!  It’s clear that Paula is a wife scorned but can you blame her.  If you were in her shoes would you sue the other woman if you can? What do you think about the alienation of affection law…is it fair to sue the “other woman”? 

$100,000 isn’t a bad settlement but I’m sure Mrs. Cook plans on getting more once this goes all the way.  Do you agree that the wife should sue the mistress? My guess is if this law was accepted in all states, more woman would think twice before meddling with a married man.  Then again this could be a set-up…I’m just saying!

Anyways…I’m up in the air with this…lemme know you thoughts?

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Fantasia admits suicide attempt on VH1 Behind the Music…

23 Aug

Fantasia Berrino

Only a few weeks after Fantasia was released from the hospital, she interviewed with VH1 for there Behind The Music special.  The show will air tomorrow night at 9pm and will touch on the speculation over her “suicide attempt”, which she admits wholeheartedly in her interview.    

She speaks about the moments before she popped all those pills, “I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.”

 She also touches on what she knew of Antwuan Cook, “When I met him, he was separated … wasn’t living in his home. He didn’t want to be back with his wife – that is what I was told,” Barrino says. “I remember waking up in the hospital [and thinking], ‘It didn’t work, I’m still here in this hell hole. Still here with all this drama going on.’ ”

Fantasia’s new album “Back To Me” is also scheduled to hit stores tomorrow.  Good luck Fantasia with your album sales.

Fantasia Hospitalized for Overdose…Suicide Attempt?!?!

11 Aug

Fantasia Berrino

 

Yesterday, police responded to a suicide attempt call for American Idol winner Fantasia Berrino.  She was hospitalized due to an overdose of Sleeping pills and Aspirin.  SMH…I hope she wasn’t trying to kill herself over the scandal with her on again off again married boyfriend Antwaun Cook.    

Recently news broke out that Cooks ex-wife has filed for divorce and named Fantasia in her lawsuit.  It is said that in a state like North Carolina Fantasia might have to pay out plenty money for her homewrecking actions.  Mrs. Cook claims that her soon to be ex-hubby had a “covert adulterous affair” and claims that the two “recorded their illicit activity.”  

 

On another note Fantasia management has released a statement about this horrible situation below:  

Fantasia has always been an open book. Honesty, self-respect, and personal responsibility are values she wears proudly.  

Fantasia believed Mr. Cook when he told her he was not happy in his marriage and his heart was not in it. She believed him when he told her he and Mrs. Cook separated in the late summer of 2009. She believed Mr. Cook when he told her he lived elsewhere.  

He even took her there. One of Mr. Cook’s most redeeming qualities was his complete devotion to his children. Fantasia fell in love with Mr. Cook and believed that he loved her.  

Fantasia and Mr. Cook dated on and off for about eleven months. The pressure of the constant media attention was hard on their relationship. Fantasia gave inconsistent interviews about the status of her relationship with Mr. Cook because sometimes they were on and sometimes they were off.  

When they were on, they spent most of their time together when she was not traveling with work.
Fantasia read Mrs. Cook’s Complaint against Mr. Cook for the first time yesterday. She knows some of the allegations in Mrs. Cook’s complaint are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is plenty she does not know.  

Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused.  

Yesterday, she was totally overwhelmed by the lawsuit and the media attention. Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized. She took an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid.  

Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time. Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon. Fantasia is a fighter and a survivor. This is not the hardest thing Fantasia has endured.  

Fantasia will be stronger, smarter, and better for it. Her work has always inspired her and served as a source of strength. Her new album, “Back To Me,” will be released on August 24th.  

The lyrics to “I’m Here” say it best:
“I Believe I Have Inside Of Me
Everything That I Need To Live A Bountiful Life
With All The Love Inside Of Me
I’ll Stand As Tall As The Tallest Tree
And I’m Thankful For Each Day That I’m Given
Both The Easy And The Hard Ones I’m Livin’
But Most Of All
Yes, I’m Thankful For Lovin’ Who I Really Am”  

Fantasia sends her praise to God and her eternal gratitude to her fans, friends, and family.  

God is good.  

I’m glad that she’s okay however Fantasia he was married nothing good could ever happen in situations such as these…