Other lawyers have lawsuits against the popular singer after allegedly failing to pay them as well.
DETROIT (WXYZ) – Grammy Award winning singer Anita Baker is being accused once again of not paying her bills.
It was just a few months ago that Baker’s attorney was telling the 7 Investigators that his client was wrongly accused of stiffing a local painter with a bill of more than $15,000. Now that same attorney says the singer owes him thousands of dollars, and he’s not alone.
“She just does not want to pay,” said Rochester attorney Jamal Hamood. Hamood recently represented Baker. But now he’s suing her for $150,000, alleging she owes him for more than a year of work.
“I was at her beck and call 24/7, she would call me when I was on vacation and she would call me on the weekends, or text me or email me. If I didn’t respond immediately she would become furious,” Hamood told 7 Investigator Heather Catallo.
Hamood helped Baker narrowly avoid a stint in jail back in March when he worked to get a bench warrant that had been issued against her dismissed. The reason for the warrant: a local painter got a default judgment against the singer, accusing her of failing to pay more than $15,000 for work done at her Grosse Pointe mansion.
At the time, Hamood told us Baker didn’t pay the bill because she felt the work was shoddy. Now Hamood says he’s learned this star singer has a lengthy history of leaving her lawyers and her contractors in the lurch.
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