Mary J. Blige hit by $900k tax lien

Rachael Power
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Singer Mary J. Blige is the latest celebrity to land themselves in tax trouble, after failing to pay over $900,000 (around £590,000) in back taxes to New Jersey state. 

The $900,000 lien is reportedly against her New Jersey home.

Earlier this month, the artist sued earlier this month for allegedly defaulting on a $500,000 bank loan she took out in 2005. 

The story doesn't end there however, with the star being the subject of another lawsuit last November, when she and her husband Martin Isaacs were accused of defaulting on a $2.2m loan from Manhattan's Signature Bank.

The loan was due to be paid back by 2012, with $58,000 interest and the bank is seeking the full loan amount.

The 42-year-old's tax lien was 'uncovered' by celebrity website 

Blige's charity, The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc was also accused of mishandling funds and failed to repay a loan last year. 

According to the Daily Mail, speaking about the allegations, Mary previously said: 'The lives of young women are at stake. I feel what they feel. I don't want them to suffer. I promised them something and I'm gonna deliver. Period.

'The problem is that I didn't have the right people in the right places doing the right things. This should have never been allowed to happen, but it did and now we are fixing it.'


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