*Anita Baker is being sued by her own house painters. Ray A. Smith Painting and Decorating alleges that the singer owes $15,239.60 for work at her Grosse Point, Michigan home last year.
“The plaintiff has frequently and repeatedly demanded payment, but Defendant Baker has neglected, failed and/or refused to pay said amount to Plaintiff, despite her numerous promises to pay the Plaintiff for said labor and materials,” according to the lawsuit in Wayne County Circuit Court.
The lawsuit is just one of a laundry list of financial problems for Baker, which includes liens for $465,733 in unpaid federal taxes, $15,952 in unpaid state taxes and $3,470 owed to Pella Window & Door, according to county records.
Baker has been in a heap of financial trouble, including facing jail time for her divorce case. Also, her ex-husband, Walter Bridgeforth Jr., is fighting to get his hands on some of her royalties.