Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Lauryn Hill Gets Three Months In Jail

Yesterday, Lauryn Hill went into court thinking she would not have to serve any jail time because she had scraped up enough money to pay most of the nearly $1M in back taxes she owed. She had faced one year in jail for each of the three years she had not paid her taxes. Two months ago, the judge hearing her case told Lauryn she was going to face the max in jail unless she paid. At that time she still had paid no money. Yesterday, Lauryn was sentenced to three months in jail.

19 comments:

Christopher Cruz said...

Daaaaaaay-um!!!

rejectedcarebear said...

Free L Boogie

SusanB said...

I heard part of her manifesto yesterday on the news. Just pay your taxes woman, you're just like everyone else.

MontanaMarriott said...

And yet LiLo gets a free pass everytime, just another day in the good ole USA

Rafi said...

She basically said, in effect, that she didn't know how to pay her taxes because she is the child of "former slaves". Really Lauryn? You weren't the child of former slaves when you were living the high life and getting impregnated every other year right? Love when people change shit to fit their situations (and this comes from one of her biggest fans).

Ms.Happenstance said...

there are people out there that have done worse shit and get no jail time. but whatevs and hey look at our good ole justice system hard at work.

just curious said...

Before she was sentenced Lauryn Hill explained,

"I was put into a system I didn't know the nature of. I'm a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me. I sold 50 million units. Now I'm up here paying a tax debt. If that's not likened to slavery, I don't know what is."

You damn right!!!!!

auntliddy said...

When it comes to taxes, the govt DEMANDS Its piece of flesh. And when it comes to taxes, the higher profile offender the more they like it, because then the rest of us shitting ourselves as we rush to write the irs a check.

just curious said...

They need to investigate those tax exempt organizations like Armstrong's Livestrong and Susan G. Komen. I know those mofos are cheating.

megan00m said...

Speaking of livestrong saw a guy wearing the bracelet yesterday.. he was in a business meeting. It actually changed my mind about working with him..

Erin B said...

The IRS doesn't mess around. The only way Lilo will ever go to jail is if she stiffs them.

Sherry said...

I was about to say the same thing Montana. Lauren Hill hasn't hurt a soul with a car and yet she gets jail. But that crack Ho Lohag gets away with everything. She must have some serious dirt on people in the courts.

skimpymist said...

@meganoom what's wrong with wearing livestrong wrist bands. Is it because they used to be affiliated with lance Armstrong?

Gayeld said...

@Erin B. Right now, the Church of $cientology is scoffing loudly.

Tina Mallette said...

Interesting you'd think the IRS would have caught wind of Lindsay's current cash business endeavors, hmmmmmmmm

nudibelle said...

pay ya fucking taxes just like everybody else lady, i dont care WHO you are

Weezy said...

Its because one is about the government not getting its stolen money. The other is simply about some eone is a complete and utter threat to the publics safety. Government only cares about one.

Weezy said...

Its because one is about the government not getting its stolen money. The other is simply about some eone is a complete and utter threat to the publics safety. Government only cares about one.

lazyday603 said...

If you don't like paying taxes move to Monaco like all the other rich people who don't want to pay taxes.