Singer Anita Baker is being sued by her house painters, Ray A. Smith Painting and Decorating, alleging that Baker owes the company $15, 239.60 for work they did last year at her home in Gross Pointe, Michigan. The lawsuit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court states, âThe plaintiff has frequently and repeatedly demanded payment, but Defendant Baker has neglected, failed and/or refused to pay said amount to Plaintiff, despite her numerous promises to pay the Plaintiff for said labor and materials.â This lawsuit is one of Bakerâs many financial problems, which also include liens for $465, 733 in unpaid federal taxes, $15, 952 in unpaid state taxes and $3, 470 owed to Pella Window & Door, according to county records. The R&B singer was facing jail time for her divorce case, and ex-husband Walter Bridgeforth, Jr. has been trying to get access to her royalties.
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