Last week, we learned that an arrest warrant had been issued for Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker stemming from a lawsuit claiming the singer owes over $15,000 for decorative work done to her house. Well, it appears that the law is on Anita’s side: The arrest warrant has been dismissed!
According Time, while the warrant has been dismissed, there is one caveat — the singer must appear in court this April in order to hash out the details of the lawsuit against her.
Back in 2011, Anita was sued by Ray A. Smith Painting and Decorating for the sum of $15,351.41 for work done to her Michigan home in 2009. According to the plaintiffs, Anita failed to show up for court, which led to a default judgement in their favor. Because of this and Anita’s failure to show up to a second hearing, a warrant was issued for her arrest.
Anita spoke out about how grateful she was for the dismissal of the warrant on a local TV show, and later alerted fans of the good news on Twitter.
“As of 11am this morning. The Fraudulently Obtained Warrant??? ... is Gone. Dismissed. sO Many. Held me sO Close..."SO Grateful :)" ab,” Anita tweeted, followed by another tweet saying, “Grateful to Judiciary & Law Enforcement, who waited for "The Facts" before proceeding.”
Anita’s lawyer claims that Anita didn’t even know she was being sued, but they both intend to show up in court next month to overturn the default judgement.
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Source: Time / Twitter