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Fantasia Denies Homewrecking Charge

Former "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino wants to clear the record: She is "not responsible" for breaking up a marriage.

Fantasia Barrino

A North Carolina woman, Paula Cook, has claimed Barrino had a "covert adulterous affair" with her husband, Antwaun, and that the two made sex tapes.

But Fantasia's manager, Brian Dickens, released a statement saying the singer is "certain that she is not responsible for the deterioration of the Cook's marriage."

Now Fantasia's lawyer, Gena Morris, is falling into step, telling TMZ, "Mrs. Cook gratuitously included claims about Fantasia to sensationalize that litigation and to insure (sic) that her tale would be picked up by tabloids."

Morris added, "The fact that she would seek such publicity in a case involving her children is particularly disgraceful."