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Second bank accuses singer Mary J. Blige of defaulting on loan

Published on Feb 8, 2013 7:39 AM
Mary J. Blige performs during the Jamaica Jazz and Blues 2013 festival in Trelawny, early on January 26, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - R&B star Mary J. Blige was hit with a lawsuit on Thursday alleging the Grammy-winning singer had defaulted on a US$500,000 (S$620,000) loan - the second such legal action against her in three months.

According to the lawsuit filed by Bank of America in New York State Supreme Court, Blige took out the loan in 2005 and stopped making re-payments in June 2012.

Bank of America said Blige, who has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, now owes US$511,324 in principal and interest on the loan, which it is seeking to recoup.

Blige's publicist did not respond to request for comment on the latest lawsuit, which was follows legal action in November 2012 by Signature Bank over an alleged default on a US$2.2 million bank loan by the singer and her husband.

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