Monday, April 15, 2013

Lauryn Hill Claims Threats Kept Her From Paying Taxes


Last year Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges after failing to file taxes for several years in a row [click here if you missed that].

Lauryn Hill is seeking leniency during her sentencing claiming threats against her family kept her from filing...

According to TMZ Lauryn Hill filed legal documents claiming "she withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family."

Lauryn has requested no there be no jail time, pointing out she would be able to pay off her debt quicker if she is allowed to remain free.

Lauryn Hill owes taxes and penalties on the $1.8 million she earned over 2005, 2006, and 2007.

A judge is set to rule on April 22.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

She looks like a Haitian character off Sesame Street. No I don't feel sorry for her because I pay my taxes!!!

Anonymous said...

she looks so different now!! but she's still a queen. good example of what happens when you get involved with the wrong person

Anonymous said...

She look like E.T..#phonehome

Anonymous said...

R IN NYC SAYS:

DAMN! That picture of ole girl is some kind of scarey.

****Note to Self**** Don't ever let no dumb a** man bring me down to his level where I lose my mind, my money and my self-esteem.

Anonymous said...

I like the picture. It has a vintage 1970's feel to it.

Anyways, I'm not paying my taxes this year. 2013 has been WILD for me and I still wanna live on the edge. I wish the UN would send their goon squad on me...

#FucktheIRS

Anonymous said...

... And on the Next, "Iyavlya Fix my life"

Anonymous said...

in her song i get out she sang about the illuminati and the danger of leaving the industry, she said if I have to die then so be it.Even jayz talked about how the industry has done her. Los of people attested to the harrasment she endured after she made the.song I get out.Futhermore what about the 14th ammendment that says no persons labor or wages shall be taxed? what about the countless Irs workers who swore in oath that there is no law requiring any one to file a tax return? watch the documentary from freedom to facism, by aaron russo. you will see the Irs agents admit there is no tax law

Anonymous said...

She really needs to go back to the dreadlocks and do something about those out of control brows.

Anonymous said...

I blame Rohan. She does look like E.T.

Anonymous said...

Nobody destroyed Lauryn but herself and that stink Rasta. Before that it was ugly Wyclef. She has poor judgment in men and that has taken a toll on her mental state.

Honey Bun said...

she should just claim insanity , save everyone a whole bunch of time

Bee Gee said...

Please don't "Wesley" the sista, your honor.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:01 Inception is a powerful thing, if you have a weak mind any man can influence you in many bad way , so many negative ppl running around .

You gotta be careful who you lay down with , not for physical reason but for mental , don't let trash into your life

Anonymous said...

She use to be so fine. I always thought she was fine too. But this right here, and the pic of her with that clown makeup, now I'm thinking DAMN! She looks like an alcoholic or something. She doesn't give a f*** anymore.

Anonymous said...

i think she's pretty. i hope people are writing letters for her - they help.

Anonymous said...

Fight it Lauryn. I know the truth about Taxes too. wouldn't pay shit either. Let these white muthafuckas in higher places know what's up. SMH

Anonymous said...

The IRS is Obama, so pay the man's salary.

Anonymous said...

This will never happen to Beyonce

Anonymous said...

I have been following Lauryn closingly. Don't laugh her off. I think the threats she faced were very real. If you noticed her troubles started around the time she was forced back into working with the Fugees in 2005. She stated as much in a Essence magazine article. When she decided to walk away from that deal she changed drastically after that. Here is were it gets interesting. When she decided to do a few concerts on her own Wyclef and Pras did a media coordinated effort to call her crazy in the media. They were obsessed.

Also, it became known that Wyclef and Pras were facing financial problems dated back to this the same time period. I think they were banking on her. Wyclef had a house foreclosed on along with tax problems, and Pras was confronted by a news reporter about studio debt he owed all documented.

Also, right before Jimmy Henchman was indicted Wyclef, Jimmy Henchman and Pras had put out press release stating that Lauryn would be performing in Haiti with the Fugees. Lauryn was pregnant and on tour and had not spoken to Wyclef and Pras in years. Lauryn's spokeperson finally released a statement saying this was not the case. It was very odd like they were trying to intimidate her. Also, during Wyclef's performance in Haiti in the dark of night the same night he claimed to have been shot, he called Lauryn out for not coming to Haiti (video on youtube). The next week Jimmy Henchman was indicted and Wyclef was named.

As the case of James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond continues to heat up, yesterday (May 23) in Brooklyn Federal Court a new piece of evidence was introduced to his file.
According to a Proffer Agreement from October of last year, Jimmy revealed to prosecutors he loaned Wyclef Jean 60,000 dollars in drug money.
While the Haitian-American artist did not have any knowledge of the origin of the funds, Rosemond supported Jean’s 2010 bid as Haitian president as well as helped organize a concert for President Michel Martelly last year. The Haitian government began keeping a close watch on the pair after several checks totaling to $80 thousand were sent to Rosemond from business properties of Jean’s.

So, do not blow Lauryn off as crazy. I very much believe she has faced some very real threats over the years. You only need to look at Wyclef for the answers. He is a dirty dog that started abusing this women when she was still a teen and has continued up until this day with his book.


Anonymous said...

@10:01 Double co-sign. At some point in relationships you have to place blame on you & how you are allow yourself to be treated

Anonymous said...

pay your taxes bitch! no excuses.....and yes mitt romney paid his taxes so save that shit!

Anonymous said...

Lauryn is full of shit. Ain't no threat big enough to keep me from paying my taxes when they are due. I am not up for going to prison over some dumb shit.

Dumb asses think the country can run itself without revenue. Her bird brained ass will be sitting in prison with OUR tax dollars housing and feeding her lunatic ass while her tribe of kids will be in foster care, again, being paid for by OUR tax dollars.

Lauryn can miss me with the conspiracy bullshit. This is just another greedy celebrity who didn't want to pay her fair share.

Anonymous said...

@12:00

If Starkisha in the projects can pay her taxes with her deadbeat babydaddies not paying child support, her brother's drug dealer extorting money from her, the check cashing place gouging her in fees, and the liquor store down the way charging her exhorbitant prices for a can of peas, then Lauryn Hill can pay her fucking taxes too!

Anonymous said...

If anything if u think the powers that be are after you, PAY YOUR TAXES. This is like saying they are trying to take me down so I'm going to help them... I'm gonna beat them to the punch and incriminate myself... No excuses Lauren knew what she was getting into web she won those Grammys and hit those stages and collected that blood money. Now it's time to pay the piper!

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I will say it again - Women who like to have relationships with married men always end up on this path. Its a type of greed. So why should I be surprised that she didnt pay taxes. What a bs excuse.

Anonymous said...

@12:00pm those are some interesting dots that you connected. I do think she is a little "touched".Not crazy but a marble or two is missing. I still don't give her a pass. If you lay down with dogs you get fleas.I remember way back when maybe 15 or so years ago the Fugees did a benefit concert in Haiti. Well long story short millions of that charity money went missing. Flash forward to the Haiti earthquake and everyone is talking about "hey you gonna donate to YELE?" I said HELL NO and they gave me the stink eye. Flash forward a few months later and Wyclef gets investigated for giving his assistant thousands of dollars and for him dipping his hand in the cookie jar.

MsPink Kitty said...

9:52 AM

Speak the truth and shame the devil. Lauryn has been an targted individual for many years. She did not by into the agenda that she was ordered to follow and has been lambasted and ostracized for it.

When rightous/positive women become corrupted.... Alicia Keys, India Irie, Jill Scott, Angie Stone, Eryka BAdu, Lauryn Hill, dare I say Mary J. Blige.

All of the aforementioned women were brought on the scene as positive role models, pro-woman, pro-black. In time they were all brought down by black men or made foolish decisions based on relationships with black men.

Jill Scott, married and divorced quickly, then had a child out of wedlock, and dumped her sperm donor soon thereafter.

Angie Stone, great voice, alleged bad attitude and is rumored to be a sugar momma to up and coming black males in the industry.

Eryka Badu, baby momma to man, enough said.

Alicia Keys, married whilst heavy with child from a man who was cheating on his wife and had bastards behind his wife's back.

India Irie, changed color, enough said.

Mary J. Blige, voice of the ghetto girl/woman. Never met a black man who treated her right. A long time drunk and drug addict.

Lauryn Hill, phenominal voice and spoke to the masses. Refused to play the game and was labeled crazy. Partnered with a black man who kept her barefoot and pregnant, whilst having children with other women too.

This the agenda being fed to black women.... You have no value unless you have light skinned, long hair and a big behind. There are no good balck men, they will all betray or destroy you in the end. If you don't play the game you will be delt with anyway. You are damned.

Anonymous said...

Her argument makes no sense. No threats can make you not sign and send in a piece of paper and write a check. She doesn't appear to be disputing the income. If she goes to a low security federal facility maybe she can get some medication and get her life back on track. I think she's clearly bipolar, brought on by stress, betrayal and childbirth. She needs help.

Anonymous said...

Queen of the Turd people.

sniggle giggle

MsPink Kitty said...

12:00 PM

I beleive that Wyclef was originally Lauryn's handler. He pimped out her talents, since the Fugees were nothing without Lauryn as their lead.

It pissed Wyclef off to no end when he (married with children!) was replaced by different handler, Marley, who was raised into a family of philandering men and spineless women. Wyclef lost a damn good one, Lauryn and NEVER recovered. He continues to throw dirt on her name to this day, and he is STILL married with children.

Anonymous said...

THIS bitch is crazy and deserves with Wesley Snipes got, JAIL!

Anonymous said...

@12:56

Ain't no damn conspiracy against these black female artists... especially the ones you named.

Alicia Keys is an undercover lesbian who is too greedy for profits and too afraid to come out of the closet. That was a decision SHE made. No one forced her to get knocked up and marry Swizz Beatz.

India.Arie signed off on those ridiculously airbrushed and photoshopped pics that make her look like she's Beyonce's color.

Jill Scott laid up and got knocked up by a no-good mooch. Her own decision.

Angie Stone put her career aside to groom D'Angelo herself, and look at where he is now. Her decision.

Erykah Badu decided to have 3 kids by 5 different men. Her decision.

Mary J. Blige allows herself to remain ignorant about finances and lets people steal from her. She has been in the business too long to be falling for the okie doke.

And as for Lauryn, she needs mental health services. She is probably bipolar and refuses to take medication for it. No one is conspiring against her. If you really pay attention to her rants, she rambles on just like someone in a mental institution. The classic signs are there.

Anonymous said...

Wow she looks like Brooke (from basketball wives l.a.) sister

she looks like a mermaid! LOL

Anonymous said...

This goes beyond taxes. I feel sad when women can't recognize an abused women. I am not talking about the fictional powers that be. I am talking about real life people that can be easily identified. You have a women that has been abused by a man since she was a teen. You have a young women in love with her abuser that was forced to work with him due to contractual obligations. It was no n*gga get out of my life. She finally got away from and entered prematurely into a relationship with another fool. Determine to honor her mistake and make the best of them stayed to long in that relationship. But, she continued to have a shadow over her life by the name of Wyclef. He threatened other musician, and told them not to work with her. He went on a campaign to ruin her name. He wrote a book bragging about his relationship with a young girl unafraid of any backlash. It is no coincidence that her troubles followed her forced reunion with the Fugees in 2005. It is also no coincidence that Wyclef's public actions toward her also coordinate with his own financial troubles. The contract on the foreclosed house in Miami, trouble with the Yele first appears in 2005. He was banking on Lauryn making a fortune. When she walked out his dream was shattered again. He was in debt to Jimmy Henchman all documented. Based on his public statements, I very much believe that this mans obsession with Ms Hill did not stop at his public claims of her insanity.

I telz it likes it iz said...

Ew, she looks like a younger, darker, nelson mandela


Her explanation doesn't even make any sense! She was being stalked? Okay did she file some kind of report to notate it...? I mean otherwise, I didn't file my taxes b/c April is allergy season. Why didn't she just say she has 13 kids or how ever many it is
If this works then Wesley Snipes will be kicking himself and wishing he'd had her lawyer

Anonymous said...

^^^^ no I think ur missing the point. Ms.Uneducated "Lost Ones" Lauryn Hill has won the Grammys, performed under the big lights, cashed the huge checks and now it's time to pay up! Lauryn's biggest mistake was thinking she was smart enough to play the game by her own rules. It's happened to the best of them and NONE have escaped! MJ, Whitney, Tupac and countless others! They were getting ready to smoke Brittney until she got back in the pocket. Lauryn u played the game of fame and u lost. You can't just walk away now. Taxes are the least of your worries now...

Anonymous said...

My 1:53 comment was meant for 1:25..

Anonymous said...

Lauryn will go to jail...It's been the plan since she failed to do what she was told by the Illuminati. They found a loophole aka TAXES, now she will do time..3 years jut like Ronald Isley and Wesley Snipes... smfh

Anonymous said...

you people are all so fucking stupid. talking about how she used to be "fine" and "what happened?" and this an that. do you know how many smoke and mirors are involved with entertainment. she would clean up fine with a little make up, form fitting clothes, and a smile. she's nearly 40, and looks like any modestly-dressed woman you might see at church. this is what she is, what we all are. this is how people should look, not the other way around. THIS is natural, NOT the blonde lace front, fake nose, bleached skin and hooker make up.

this is from last summer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqFeylcyKFw

she looks like a beautiful, natural black woman. so go fuck yourself with that ET shit.

I Talk Reckless On the Internet said...

All the sparkle has gone from that face. Hang in there L. Boogie and pay your damn taxes.

Anonymous said...

@1:14pm
cosign. Somehow no black woman in the history of the universe has ever had enough brain power to make her own decisions. 12:56 makes it sound like the smartest black woman can get pregnant from the dumbest black male. There is accountability. It is always a black man's fault. Jill Scott spent most of her time singing about dick and chicken. She's ended up fat and baby momma. No mystery there.

Erykah Badu is proud to have men raw dog her. Erykah and her whore sister bathed in semen and blamed those white guys in the Flaming Lips for how slutty they looked.

As for Ms. Lauryn, the government will let you get away with murder before you can skip paying taxes. She's full of shit. Pay something to at least show the IRS you are trying. One of my cousins tried that bull of not paying and not filing and got her ass handed to her.

Anonymous said...

12:56 SPEAK ON IT!
Dont forget Whitney Houston's demise at the hidden hands of black men. Ppl can talk about ”choices” all day when it comes to black women because in their minds its a valid excuse not to feel sympathy for her. Its almost as if black men are completely oblivious to the effects, influence, physical and psychological dominance he has over his black female counterpart. They see and they conquer, many times deliberately feeling out weaknesses of his prey before making his move. Im tired of the rehashed Sampson and Delilah story, let's talk about the COUNTLESS black women who been brought down by black men.
No matter what, they will always find a way to pin it on her and make it HER FAULT. The skeptics usually include the following: Black men, Nonblack women and sadly, other black women who believe black men can do no wrong.

Anonymous said...

a man can only treat u badly if u let him....

Anonymous said...

Wyclef been inside Lauyrn's head from since she was a teen. Look at that pic of her--her eyes are devoid of life and she looks zombie-ish just like one of those hatians from The Serpent and The Rainbow. Makes sense if you believe Wyclef's voodoo connections and ties. No comment on the Marley bastard.
12:56 is on to something because all those women Erykah, Jill, Angie, etc were pro-black and all about black power and black men, yet lost their careers and popularity behind black men. Ironic.
Now you got these same pro-black niggas turning gay or openly worshipping white skin and straight hair, dissing dark women.
Smh

zeeedeee said...

If lauren were to redread her hair put on a little makeup maybe sum of those fake eyelashes she would look more like herself again....looks like she dont care what she lookin like...i guess when u have ten kids no money and the irs on ur ass hair and shit aint a priority.....hang n there Lboogie

Anonymous said...

Oh my, I thought that was an old colored man.

Anonymous said...

@4:00 pretty much. That's a universal truth.
@3:52 lol keep cosigning yourself. although you did teach me that black women have no mental capacity for making any smart decisions. Lauryn Hill can't pay her taxes because Wyclef fucked her. That excuse will definitely keep her out of jail for tax evasion. It worked for Capone.

Anonymous said...

@1:14 Good breakdown. How you gon' blame a whole race of people for bringing somebody down? lol All thse women mentioned are HUMAN first. As human beings we make mistakes on this journey called life. Add to the fact that those women are all in the "industry" and you can't really feel sorry for them. They ALL signed on the dotted line at one point.

Anonymous said...

@12:56 But I do believe that Wyclef was Lauryn's handler. She was way too dependent on him. Same way she was with Rohan.

Anonymous said...

5:18 you are missing the entire point, Moron.
Oh the willfully ignorant.......

TRACY SAID...PRAISE THE LORD! said...

Lauryn, Take responsibility, don’t make excuses and don’t blame others

! When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us. Sooner or later, We Reap What We Sow.

Anonymous said...

Bitch pay your damn taxes - threats my ass - you could pay taxes online for the past 20 years so don't give me that shit - if I have to pay taxes on my paltry 80,000 a year you can pay on your 6 figure plus.. I hate tax evaders... don't they know the IRS got Capone when nobody else could - pay ya damn taxes.... where's Wesley Snipes... oh yeah IN JAIL CAUSE HE AINT PAY HIS DAMN TAXES...

Anonymous said...

I know she ain't talking about making money doing concerts - gurl please nobody is going to your concerts - you can't sing anymore and you on black people time - go to jail do not pass go do not collect $200..

Anonymous said...

I see thru this like water. Ever since this woman refused to bow down to the industry, her problems increased and her name became a bit tarnished. I do believe she was threatened and never thought she was crazy, even thou what goes on behind the scenes is enough to drive anyone crazy.

There has been many celebs who got tired of bowing down or refused to do so, ending up with these problems and labeled as crazy.

Anonymous said...

Some people will do anything to blame everyone else for their own problems.

Lauryn Hill is just another greedy rich person who doesn't want to pay her fair share. Point.blank.period.

There are on smoke and mirrors, there is no conspiracy or grand plot, there is no one pulling her strings.

At the end of the day, she signs on the dotted line and she decides what to use her money for.

Like I said before, she is full of shit, and it's a slap in the face to her fans and the rest of us working folks that she is blaming the man in the moon for the fact that she is too greedy to pay her taxes.

Anonymous said...

@6:45 Yes!
@7:02
all of these tricks know exactly what they are doing. the entertainment industry has been turning out hoes since forever. David Chappelle passed on $50 million to preserve his butthole from Hollywood. Plain and simple Lauryn thought she could hide large cash transaction from the IRS. That's how they got Ron Isley and Willie Nelson. She needs to pay up and then go on a retreat for years.

Anonymous said...

This Afro style doesn't look good on Lauryn. It's way too boyish looking. It would look better if it was combed out more with a blow dryer and shaped with her wearing earrings. I've always thought she was pretty, but this is just not a good look for her. I hope the judge is lenient and not let her do jail time.

Anonymous said...

yall are making the most sorry excuses ive ever seen... wyclef,rohan,pras,bobby,ricky,johnny, and mike having nothing to do with lauryn not paying her taxes. NOTHING. the blame falls 100% on her whether u like it or not.

Anonymous said...

@11:06 no, the fall with her will be even greater. she acts like her uhn dont stink. she is human just like everyone else.

why are there NO pics of her and her "father" when she was a baby? because he is NOT the father. that whole family is a sham.

when the truth comes out...uhn, uhn, uhn! smh!

Anonymous said...

To all the people complaining about Lauryn's looks:

Maybe she can get a makeover after she serves her prison sentence. We all know she can afford it, since she ain't paying no taxes.

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