Lauryn Hill sued for eviction by New Jersey landlord

lauryn-hill-eviction-jemblog-dot-comReady or not, former Fugees singer Lauryn Hill may have to get out of her New Jersey Home. The Grammy Award-winning singer, who will be sentenced next week in her tax-fraud case, is now also being sued for eviction by her landlord, TMZ reported.

Hill, 37, stopped paying rent on the mansion last month and the landlord is demanding an immediate settling of her debts, according to the lawsuit. She may not need the Orange, N.J., mansion anyway since she’s facing up to three years in prison for failing to file three years worth of tax returns between 2005 through 2007 on $1.8 million in income.

The “Doo Wop (That Thing)” singer claimed on a lengthy post on her Tumblr page last year that she didn’t file taxes as part of an effort to go “underground” from perceived dangers.

“I did whatever needed to be done in order to insulate my family from the climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism that I was surrounded by,” Hill wrote. “This was absolutely critical while trying to find and establish a new and very necessary community of healthy people, and also heal and detoxify myself and my family while raising my young children….

“Obviously, the danger I faced was not accepted as reasonable grounds for deferring my tax payments, as authorities, who despite being told all of this, still chose to pursue action against me, as opposed to finding an alternative solution.”

Apparently that argument didn’t count as much of a legal brief: Hill pled guilty to the charges in June 2012.


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