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IRS hits Vanessa Williams with a big tax lien

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 4:54 PM EDT, Wed August 27, 2014
Comedic actor Chris Tucker has been able to reach a deal with the IRS after the government filed a $2.5 million tax lien against him. According to a rep for Tucker, the "Silver Linings Playbook" star worked out the resolution on Friday, August 29, leading to a settlement. Comedic actor Chris Tucker has been able to reach a deal with the IRS after the government filed a $2.5 million tax lien against him. According to a rep for Tucker, the "Silver Linings Playbook" star worked out the resolution on Friday, August 29, leading to a settlement.
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Tax lien was filed at the New York County register office on August 13, 2014
  • Williams' publicist did not immediately respond to requests for comment
  • Mother of four lives in New York

(CNN) -- The IRS filed a tax lien against Vanessa Williams, saying the singer-actress owes the federal government $369,249 for her 2011 earnings.

The lien was filed at the New York City register office on August 13, 2014, according to a document on that website.

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The publicist for Williams did not immediately respond Wednesday to requests for comment.

Williams, 51, was the first black Miss America, but her reign soon erupted into scandal when nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.

Her career soared in the aftermath, with music, television and Broadway performances that earned her Grammy, Emmy and Tony nominations.

A mother of four children, Williams lives in New York.

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