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Legendary singer Anita Baker made headlines yesterday when it was revealed a warrant was issued for her arrest recently after she was a no-show to court where she was supposed to pay for $15k worth of work on her home.

According to TMZ, the “Sweet Love” singer has responded to the case, saying that she feels like she could be the victim of a plot against her.

The site reports:

Anita tells TMZ … she hired Ray Smith Painting and Decorating in 2009 to repair the outside of her home which was damaged by a storm.  The cost of the job was $75,000 … she paid $60K up front.

Anita says the guy didn’t even finish the job and what he did do sucked so bad … she got up on a ladder and did the spackling herself.

The singer says the contractor had the nerve to file suit for the $15K balance … problem was, she says she was in the dark because she never got served with legal papers.

When Anita was a no-show in court, the judge entered a default judgment.  She says still had no idea a case had even been filed.

In July of 2013, the contractor claims to have put a notice on her front door, but she was on tour at the time and never saw it.

She was supposed to be in court, but because she had no idea of what was going on she didn’t show, which is why the bench warrant was issued Wednesday.

She told TMZ of the case:

“I’ve never been in trouble with the law.  I’m terrified… There’s no justice in the justice system.”

As of now, her lawyer is going to court next week to get the default judgement set aside, and her warrant lifted. Good luck Miss Baker!


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