Singer Lauryn Hill admitted in court today that she failed to file three years of taxes on income of $1.8 million. The star now faces a 3 year prison term and $75,000 in fines and will be sentenced in late November.

However Hill’s attorney Nathan Hockman claims that the federal government is making an example of his client because of her celebrity status. According to Hockman,

“There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only face civil liability. They chose Ms. Hill in particular because of who she was.”

Earlier this month Hill explained on her website why she failed to pay her taxes. She wrote,

“Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual.

“I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns! I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.”

Oh Lauryn…. 😦

6 replies »

  1. She makes a very valid point, this Babylon system wants to suck everything out of the individual. Even though the consequences may be dire, she has a right to refuse to pay. There is also the fact that there is no law requiring you to pay tax on your income in the States, the 16th Amendment was never ratified. So the IRS(as the law unto themselves that they are) simply do what they want, bully people into paying taxes not owed and threaten people with prison time if they refuse. In some cases, they actually send folks to prison to make an example and keep the masses intimidated and afraid, Snipes is another example of this. They love to show up famous people who the masses look up to.

    Offshore subsidiary companies and offshore accounts in tax haven countries are the way forward to escape the clutches of the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth.

  2. Good, stupid fool. Tired of her bollocks. Let all that spiritual talk save you now Lauryn. If she ends up in the slammer what will happen to her 6 children? Is she going to be concerned more about their safety then with a potential 3 years away from them? From when you work Mr IRS in the US is coming for that green whether you’re black, white, or yellow.

    I have ZERO sympathy for woman, and I wonder how many black people would if this was a story on say, Keira Knightly. Sorry Lauryn sista or not I don’t abide by foolishness. Anyone with sense knows the repercussions if they don’t pay their taxes.

  3. She has something stashed away for her children somewhere. Women can be like that. 🙂

  4. Forget the stashing away of things for her kids. Should she get locked up for three years 6 children will need and want their mother. it’s them I feel for.

  5. LondonDiva :
    Forget the stashing away of things for her kids. Should she get locked up for three years 6 children will need and want their mother. it’s them I feel for.

    yep agree as I do not see the confirmed dad of 5 of the 6 actually stepping in to care for them in her absence.

  6. The Marley family will lok after them when she is away. They could bail her out finacially to pay off her debt untill she gets back on her feet, if they can. That sprirtual talk must be what keeps her sane at this minute. 🙂

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