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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Charlotte: Home of the homewrecker?

Posted By on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Rielle Hunter and Fantasia from American Idol both call Charlotte home and, until recently, they couldn't have been more different.

Now, these women allegedly have something in common: sex tapes.

Hunter's alleged sex tape involves John Edwards, former senator from our great state and the man who wanted to be president while cheating on his cancer-stricken wife. News of that tape made headlines around the time when Andrew Young, a former Edwards aide, released his book The Politician, which was about the sex scandal with Hunter and Edwards.

Now, Charlotte resident Fantasia Barrino allegedly has a sex tape with a married man. Though he's not famous and Fanny is only borderline famous — because having a reality show on VH1 after going broke after winning American Idol isn't much to brag about — he was still married. Word on the street (or the gossip blogs) is that Fantasia has a tattoo of this married man's name on her shoulder.

Paula Cook, who separated from her husband, Antwaun Cook, in June, filed the documents -- seeking child custody, alimony and other monetary support -- Wednesday in Mecklenburg County District Court.

The documents allege Antwaun Cook began the affair with Barrino, 26, in August 2009 after the pair met at a Charlotte-area T-Mobile store where Cook is employed.

Barrino -- the 2004 winner of the popular Fox show and an eight-time Grammy nominee -- treated Cook to a lavish lifestyle over the course of their affair, flying him to Atlanta, Georgia; Miami, Florida; New York; Los Angeles, California; and Barbados, the documents allege.

The pair "have at times recorded their illicit sexual activity," according to the documents.

A month after Paula Cook separated from her husband, Barrino is alleged to have interrupted a phone conversation between the estranged couple, telling Cook, "He don't want you. Maybe the next time you get a husband you'll know how to keep him. That's why he is here with me," according to the documents.

So, when the Visit Charlotte folks start looking for a new slogan for the city, I'm wondering if "Charlotte: We Love These Homewreckers" will be considered?

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