Lauryn Hill is in trouble for not filing and in turn, paying three years worth of income taxes. First reported in June of last year, the Newark, New Jersey singer/emcee faces six-figures in fines, and possibly felony prison time for her tax negligence. TMZ now reports that the former founding member of The Fugees is citing onetime threats on her family for failing to miss 2005, 2006 and 2007’s tax payments, but also to withdraw from society.
The site claims that in Miss Hill’s legal documents, she “withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family.”
The documents are not specific about who was threatening the Sister Act 2 actress-turned-star. Hill has not released an album since 2002’s MTV Unplugged 2.0 release. She appeared on John Legend’s Get Lifted and Method Man’s 4:21…The Day After during the years in question.
Hill will be in court on April 22 before a ruling judge. She is reportedly seeking probation.