Email Fantasia Barrino's troubles could just be starting. The "American Idol" winner was released from the hospital Wednesday, two days after an accidental overdose of aspirin and sleep medication. Paula, who has filed for divorce from Antwaun, named Barrino in a complaint filed last week seeking custody of the boys, along with alimony, child support, the family home and a Lexus.
According to Barrino's attorney, Gena Morris, the singer has already been named as a witness in the Cooks' custody case. Cook does make the headline-seeking decision to sue Fantasia In a statement, her manager Brian Dickens said the singer is "certain that she is not responsible for the deterioration of the Cooks' marriage.
Though he later stressed that Barrino's overdose was accidental, Dickens noted that the singer's mental and emotional state had become frayed because of the stress of the affair. Cook's complaint are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is plenty she does not know. She is also sorry for the pain she has caused. Despite tattooing "Cook" just below her left shoulder, Barrino had always maintained until recently that they were just friends. Fantasia Barrino tattooed her lover's name above her heart.
Fantasia Barrino Faces Potential 'Alientation of Affection' Lawsuit Even though Barrino is not involved in the child custody case, Paula Cook could sue the Grammy-nominated singer for breaking up the Cooks' five-year marriage. That's because North Carolina is one of only seven states that allows a spouse to sue a third party who interferes with a marriage for "alienation of affection. The other woman or man has to know that the person they are having an affair with is married.
And the aggrieved spouse has to show only that the marriage was diminished, not destroyed, by the affair. Paula Cook has the potential to win millions from Barrino. In her current case, Paula Cook appears to be setting the stage for a potential claim against Barrino, whom she alleges met her husband in August , when the singer visited the T-Mobile store where he works.
Shortly after, Cook claims Antwaun began frequenting "bars, restaurants, nightclubs and the like," with Barrino. In the complaint obtained by a Charlotte television station, Cook accused her husband of enjoying "the lavish benefits associated with the high-profile relationship. Cook when he told her he was in a bad 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 Cook when he told her he lived elsewhere. He even took her there. In the complaint, Cook said Barrino responded that she "loved" Antwaun and "he was a grown man" who could "make his own decisions.
In her complaint, Paula Cook described a phone conversation with her husband in July, which Cook says Barrino interrupted, and allegedly told Cook, "He don't want you. Maybe the next time that you get a husband, you'll know how to keep him. That's why he is here with me.