A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of singer-songwriter Anita Baker in a lawsuit that alleges she failed to pay more than $15,000 for work done on her Grosse Pointe home, according to an attorney involved in the civil case.
The bench warrant stems from the Grammy Award-winning singer’s failure to appear at a creditor’s examination in Wayne County Circuit Court last September after she was subpoenaed, said attorney Dan Gerow, who is representing Ray A. Smith Painting & Decorating.
Gerow’s client alleges Baker did not pay for carpentry, plastering and painting work done at her home in 2009.
According to Wayne County Circuit Court records online, a bench warrant was signed and filed Wednesday.
No one seemed to be more shocked then Baker to find out an arrest warrant had been issued for her. She took to Twitter to announce her shoock. here is what she wrote:
WHATTT??!!... sittin' in the kitchen watching this on TV. BIG time crazy. Atty on his way to TV Station. Devil sho is busy.
— Anita Baker (@IAMANITABAKER) March 20, 2014