After pleading guilty in June 2012 to “intentionally and willingly” failing to file federal tax returns for the $1.8 million she earned between 2005 to 2007, LAURYN HILL claims she did not file taxes because of dangerous threats put on her life.
Later this month HILL sadly faces up to three years in jail for federal and state unpaid taxes, but has since filed documents asking the court to rethink her sentencing.
According to documents obtained by TMZ, HILL explains that she stopped paying taxes “when she withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family”.
The are no specifics on what type of threats she received, but it would appear….CLICK INSIDE TO READ MORE ON THE THREATS!!!
It appears as though MICHAEL JACKSON was not willing to share his success with anyone, not even his older brother, JERMAINE.
Record executive, CLIVE DAVIS, revealed MJ’s plan to limit the success of his older brother in DAVIS’ new memoir, Soundtrack Of My Life.
According to reports , MJ was unhappy with the success that JERMAINE’s singles, “Do What You Do,” and “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming,” garnered and went to extremes to prevent writers from working with his brother.
Throughout the memoir, DAVIS revealed that when KENNY “BABY FACE” EDMONDS was brought in to produce JERMAINE’s fourth album, MICHAEL kept him preoccupied so that he could not work on his brother’s project.
“Jermaine couldn’t believe that Michael, his close brother, would hijack his producers’ material this way. [Jermaine] was crying, indeed sobbing at times, so deeply hurt that his brother would do this to him,” DAVIS writes…
Last week, fans and friends of rapper, CHRISTOPHER “BIGGIE SMALLS” WALLACE, were shocked and disappointed to find that the rapper’s 1997 autopsy report was leaked to TMZ.
The detailed report describes exactly how each bullet entered and exited the rapper’s body and the effect each bullet had upon its entry.
According to the report, three of the four shots that entered WALLACE’s body were not life threatening but the one fatal shot entered his body through his right hip and ripped its way through several vital organs before resting in his left shoulder.
WALLACE, who was listed as morbidly obese on the report, was also found to have no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his 1997 death.
Although the rapper’s autopsy report was leaked 15 years after his murder, police officials have yet to charge a suspect in the murder and the case remains cold.
Several weeks ago WILLIAMS was accused of pulling a gun on actor FAIZON LOVE, then having bizarre meltdown while performing on stage earlier this month. Now WILLIAMS is said to have been involved in a high speed police chase.
According to TMZ, after police observed WILLIAMS driving a three-wheeled motorcycle on a Sacramento sidewalk and attempted to pull him over, WILLIAMS, sped off driving on the wrong side of the road.
Reports claim that WILLIAMS even took off his helmet and yelled “I’m not going to stop,” at the officers pursuing him.
WILLIAMS was finally stopped by police officials and has been charged with felony evasion.
Lets hope KATT WILLIAMS will use the consequences of his actions, as an opportunity to get his life together.Photo Source: PR Photos
PERRY began by stating,”I understand she was a superstar, but she didn’t deserve to be treated that way in the media toward the end.”
The movie exec went on to discuss the extreme measures HOUSTON’s family went to thwart photographers at her funeral.
“We tried to send a hearse as a decoy. They found out we had the body in a van and there were paparazzi 50 deep following the van. I had to move the plane into the hangar, close the door and bring the van in,” revealed PERRY.
“It was just beyond disrespectful for her family and everyone else,” PERRY concludePhoto Source: PR Photos
The honeymoon ended quickly for reality star, EVELYN LOZADA, and NFL baller, CHAD “OCHOCINCO” JOHNSON.
Only a month after the pair said, “I do,” an argument between occurred on Saturday, allegedly over condom receipts, that resulted in LOZADA being headbutted and JOHNSON’s arrest.
As if the drama with his wife wasn’t enough, JOHNSON was released from his new contract with NFL team, Miami Dolphins after he was released from police custody on Sunday.
While EVE claims OCHOCINO purposely headbutted her, he claims that she intentionally headbutted him.
This seems like a messy situation, stay tuned to see how the drama continues to unfold.
The 911 call is rumored to be released later today.
After stirring the pot by holding of replica of his ex-wife KELIS‘ wedding dress on his latest album cover, NAS now comes clean about cheating on KELIS during their short-lived marriage.
Wed in 2005, and divorced in 2009 while KELIS was pregnant with their son, Knight, NAS admits that he too wasn’t faithful to the marriage.
“The biggest lesson I learned is respect…trust…no infidelity. I at some point got pissed off during the relationship and strayed. And I wouldn’t do that again. I would be all good,” NAS told VH1.
While they haven’t had the best relationship since splitting four years ago, NAS says they are now cordial after he has come clean.
He said, “Yea. I told her. I told her that. I apologized. She apologized and we just moved on. We live and we move on.”
It is being reported that the Chicago native owes the government a whopping $4.8 million dollars, after not paying his taxes the last seven years.
Documents show the 45-year-old owes $1.47 million from 2005, $710,520 from 2006, $376.180 from 2007, $1.122 from 2008, $173,815 from 2009, $992,495 from 2010, bringing the final total to $4,848 million.
Despite the large number, R.KELLY’s camp says the situation is being worked out.
“R. Kelly is in the process of working everything out with the government and is confident that all his obligations will be satisfied,” a rep for KELLY told TMZ.
According to reports, although HILL took a hiatus from the music scene, she owns four different corporations and continued to make money from music and film royalties.
It is estimated that she earned over $1.8 million in income during the 3 years she didn’t pay the IRS, and if found guilty will face up to three years in prison and have to pay a $300,000 fine.
On her Tumblr blog, Ms. HILL attempts to set the record straight as to why, and shares her plans moving forward.
“When I was working, and when I was making substantial amounts of money, I always filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped, when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family,” she wrote.
She continued, “My intention has always been to get this situation rectified.”
The mother-of-six is due to appear on the charges on June 29.
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