Grammy Award winning singer, Anita Baker, is facing an arrest warrant after failing to appear in a Detroit court. Baker is facing legal charges after a painting and decorating company filed a suit alleging the singer failed to pay them after they made repairs to her home in 2009.
Anita Baker, the Grammy Award winning singer, is facing an arrest warrant after she allegedly failed to appear in court. The 56-year-old R&B singer was popular throughout the 1980s and early nineties for such songs as 'Sweet Love' and 'Giving You the Best That I Got'. Unfortunately, more recently she's made headlines after a painting and decorating company filed suit against her claiming she failed to pay them in 2009.
Apparently a warrant was issued on Thursday (20th March) when Baker, according to reports in TMZ, failed to appear in court. Baker was required to appear in the Detroit court over a dispute with a painting and decorating company. The company in question, Ray Smith Painting and Decorating, filed suit after Baker allegedly failed to pay $15 000 of the $75 000 bill. Baker had employed the company in 2009 after her Grosse Pointe house sustained storm damage. The plaintiff claims the 'Sweet Love' singer paid $60 000 up front for the work but has since failed to pay the additional sum.
56-year-old Baker claims the contractors in question failed to complete the work and this work was of such poor quality, she was forced to make her own repairs. She further claims to have never received any legal papers concerning this suit and is deeply unsettled by her arrest warrant. Speaking on the subject of the warrant to TMZ, Baker said "I've never been in trouble with the law. I'm terrified". She claimed "there's no justice in the justice system," a statement which she supports with anecdotes concerning how, in previous suits, the plaintiff never served her with legal documentation.
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The Grammy award-winning singer had a warrant issued for her arrest for failing to show up to court on Wednesday for an ongoing legal battle with a painting and decorating company.
Grammy-winning singer Anita Baker found out there was a warrant for her arrest in a very unusual way.
It seems the 56 year-old had no clue about her impending arrest, but many other people did, and she only found out by watching a TV report.
Baker is currently involved in a legal battle with a painting and decorating company, who claim the singer owes them $15,000 for work done to her Grosse Pointe, Michigan, home in 2011.
Jazz keyboardist, George Duke, died in L.A. on Monday 5th August. The 67-year-old was best known was his collaborations with other musicians such as Miles Davis and Frank Zappa.
George Duke, the American jazz musician, died in L.A. on Monday (August 5th). His cause of death has been confirmed by his family, as reported by the Washington Post, as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. He was 67 years old.
George Duke at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition and Tribute Concert to Herbie Hancock, held at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
His death was confirmed by Scherrie Payne, former Supremes singer, in a statement made on Wednesday (August 7th). Payne said: "I just received the devastating and sad news that the great musician, George Duke, passed away this evening."
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