The former Fugees member Lauryn Hill, 37, is the latest celebrity to be accused of tax evasion after failing to file her tax returns for the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
The singer, who took her thoughts online about the recent charges placed against her this week by Internal Revenue Service for willfully failing to file income tax returns, agreed in a post that she hasn’t paid her taxes after she withdrew and put her health and the safety of her family in the forefront ahead of material things.
All while talking about the things that has transpired in her life, Lauryn Hill made sure to let her fans know that she hasn’t abandoned them, but she abandoned greed and corruption.
“To those supporters who were told that I abandoned them, that is untrue. I abandoned greed, corruption, and compromise, never you, and never the artistic gifts and abilities that sustained me,” the singer wrote.
Lauryn Hill’s post is in-depth and speaks on how she has remained what many consider underground in order to be with like-minded people whose goals are not to be manipulated and controlled by a ‘media protected military industrial complex’ which have a totally different agenda.
During Lauryn Hill’s time away in the shadows of her own image, the singer stated that a lot was said about her which was both slanted and inaccurate by the very ones who were dependent on her creative force and it was done in an effort to tarnish her public image to prevent her from earning independently from ‘this system.’
Furthermore, Lauryn Hill goes on to explain what took place and why she did not file her taxes stating, “I conveyed all of this when questioned as to why I did not file taxes during this time period. 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. My intention has always been to get this situation rectified. When I was working consistently without being affected by the interferences mentioned above, I filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.”
The singer/rapper who is due in court on June 29th is being charged with three counts of misdemeanor failure to file taxes and faces up to 1 year in prison for each count and up to $300,000 in fines.
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