Wanted: 7 Celebrities Who Haven’t Paid Up

Anita Baker

FFN_IMAGE_50973547|FFN_SET_60058264The Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker is being sued by Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating, a company that claims Baker owes $15,000 for work done at the singer's Grosse Point home.

On March 21, 2014 a Wayne County Circuit judge signed off on an arrest warrant for the singer, though Baker's lawyer says that she wasn't served with papers, nor did she even know she was being sued.

According to her attorney, Baker is out of town and doesn't plan on returning until the matter is settled.

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Nene Leakes

Nene Leakes Arrives At Her NYC HotelAmerican television personality and actress Nene Leakes is being sued by a Tiffany Cook, a wedding planner who claims Leakes was supposed to pay her 15 percent of her entire $1.8 million wedding budget in addition to fees, design and execution of the wedding, plus travel expenses to the event.

Leaks' lawyer has stated that Cook was not the wedding planner, as Leaks decided to work with Tony Conway, and that the lawsuit is "a baseless attempt to grab fifteen minutes of fame."


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Annie Leibovitz

FFN_IMAGE_7871806|FFN_SET_7871345In 2005, Annie Leibovitz borrowed $24 million, pledging her entire photographic library as collateral to repay the loan.

Unfortunately, Leibovitz's partner, Susan Sontag, died in 2005 as well as both of Leibovitz's parents, and in that same year, Leibovitz had twins via a surrogate. It's said that her personal hardships combined with business mismanagement and poor economic decisions are what caused financial difficulties.

The massive property renovation she partly took the loan out for, came with high costs, and Leibovitz, unable to pay sum back, has listed her $33 million NYC property for sale. Leibovitz, has settled with her creditors however, and her photo collection is no longer at risk.

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Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson Pre-Retirement PartyUnfortunately, the legacy of Allen Iverson, ranked by ESPN as the fifth greatest NBA shooting guard of all time, has experienced financial difficulties in the recent years.

One of the former basketball player's largest tabs was to a Georgia jewelry store, to which he owed approximately $859,000 to in 2012. To repay the debt, a judge commandeered Allen's bank account to pay the debt, as well as damages including court costs, interest, and attorney fees.

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Nicki Minaj

Celebrities Spotted During New York Fashion WeekWig designer and hair stylist Terrence Davidson is suing Nicki Minaj, after the rapper allegedly backed out of plans to collaborate on a wig line and reality show. Having worked for Minaj since January 2010, Davidson says he recently discovered that Minaj was marketing and selling wigs on her own sites based on the designs Davidson came up with.

According to Davidson's lawyer, "We applaud the fact that she's making millions, but she's also got to pay bounty to those whose creative designs she's making millions off of."


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Winona Ryder

69th Venice Film Festival - "The Iceman" PremiereWho could forget Winona Ryder's infamous 2001 stealing escapade?
Ryder was arrested in 2001 at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she attempted to steal approximately $5,000 of clothing and accessories, after having ripped the security tags off.

Ryder was also charged with illegal possession of prescription pills. Though she now owns up to the embarrassing fiasco, at the time her attorney said that the pills were prescribed painkillers, and that "Ms. Ryder had no intent of depriving anybody of property."

Ryder now says that glaringly public episode gave her the push she needed to give consideration to her life and the choices she was making, and ultimately after a hiatus, returned to acting.


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Gary Busey

Gary Busy Has His Birthday Vegas StyleActor Gary Busey has had a string of unfortunate financial issues, and despite listing his assets at approximately $26,000 following his bankruptcy in December 2012, the actor still owes over $451,000 in tax debt as well as other bills.

Though Busey has appeared in over 70 movies in his career, his personal finances have yet to have stabilized. His representative told TMZ, "Gary's [bankruptcy] filing is the final chapter in a process that began a few years ago of jettisoning the litter of past unfortunate choices, associations, circumstances and events."

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