Mary J. Blige has been hit with a $900,000 tax lien in New Jersey, TMZ reports.
The R&B star is in the hole to the tune of $901,769.65 in back taxes owed to the state, according to court documents obtained by the entertainment news site. As NewsOne previously reported, Blige is facing a slew of other financial challenges as well.
She was just hit with a lawsuit from Bank of American which claims that the singer defaulted on a $500,000 loan. She took out the loan in 2005 and allegedly stopped making payments on it after June of last year.
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If that wasn’t enough, she was sued for defaulting on a $2.2 million bank loan from Signature Bank and her charity, the Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, was also sued by TD Bank for not paying back a $250,000 loan. Though foundation shot back at the bank, claiming that had the financial institution checked their books, it would have realized that the charity was in no position to accept a loan to begin with.
(We don’t have any editors with law degrees over here at NewsOne, but we doubt that argument will stand up in court)
TMZ says back in May that Blige blamed the charity’s financial issues on the staff. “The problem is that I didn’t have the right people in the right places doing the right things,” she said.
Well, in the case of this $900,000 tax lien, we wonder who’s to blame for that?