R&B singer Fantasia Barrino has been slammed for her "brazen behavior" by the woman whose husband she is accused of stealing. The "American Idol" star was hospitalized for a drug overdose on Monday, August 9 after she became entangled in divorce proceedings between North Carolina couple Antwuan Cook and his estranged wife Paula.
Barrino was released from Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville in North Carolina on Wednesday, August 11, and on Friday she was photographed in a park in Charlotte, North Carolina with Cook. And Paula - who has threatened Barrino with legal action under a state law which allows a party to sue a "home wrecker" for alienation of affection and criminal conversation - is fuming over the snaps.
Her attorney Tamela Wallace tells People.com, "She is saddened and disheartened by the end of her marriage. She's embarrassed, and humiliated and distressed by the lack of respect that was shown for her marriage by Ms. Barrino. (The meeting is) that kind of brazen behaviour that Mrs. Cook has had to endure for the last 11 months, until June of this year. This is something that has caused her emotional distress, pain, anguish."
"She wanted nothing more than to have a happy family with her husband and her children. And she's not been able to do that. The only mistake she made was marrying a man who Ms. Barrino felt like she was entitled to have. She is having to defend her marriage, when she didn't ask for this."