One of Fantasia Barrino’s homes is going up for auction Monday, and according to the NY Post, she’s been ignoring attempts by the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, sheriff’s deputy’s to contact her.
Mecklenburg County sheriff’s deputies, who are responsible for enforcing civil court orders, have tried at least a dozen times to reach Barrino at the home and by phone, said Sgt. J.W. England, a supervisor of civil judgments.
A deputy spoke a couple of times to Barrino’s mother, but never reached the star, who appears to be ignoring attempts to save her house, officials said.
“We try very hard and give the defendant every opportunity to pay, ” England said yesterday.
Fantasia owes $65, 000 of a $75, 000 loan she got from Broward Energy Management, a Florida credit company. She borrowed the money in 2006 to pay back taxes she owed the IRS. Due to the outstanding debt, the company won the right to auction off her 1.3m home in Charlotte.
Over the course of about a year, Fantasia has been unresponsive–ignoring court documents and not sending a lawyer to appear in court to represent her. Says the attorney for Broward Energy Management, “I certainly don’t want anyone to lose their house, but as far as I’m concerned, we have a judgment.”
According to the Post, Fantasia has had prior financial problems:
In 2005, Barrino nearly lost another home she owns in Charlotte as well as her red $240, 000 Mercedes Benz.
She apparently ignored a lien on that home, valued at $740, 000, brought by the neighborhood association after she failed to pay fees and other costs. The case was eventually dismissed, according to court documents.
Last year, Barrino failed to pay a promissory note on $187, 809 she borrowed to buy her Mercedes. The dealership that sold her the car sued, but the matter was resolved.
Sounds like Fanty is out of control…