Two months after pleading guilty to tax evasion … not paying taxes for the years 2005-2007 … singer Lauryn Hill’s very interesting mug shot has been released.
It could go down as one of the more intense celebrity mugshots ever.
She is free on $150,000 bond, but faces up to 3 years in prison and could be hit with $75,000 in fines when she is sentenced on November 27.
Hill responded to the charges in a post on her Tumblr page, saying she hadn’t paid taxes since she withdrew from society in an effort to guarantee the safety of herself and her family.
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The Grammy award winning singer went on to describe how she rejected pop culture’s “climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism.”
Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual.
I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities, but I did however put my safety, health and freedom and the freedom, safety and health of my family first over all other material concerns!
I also embraced my right to resist a system intentionally opposing my right to whole and integral survival.
You also took a very, very … er … interesting mugshot, too. Best of luck, Lauryn.