's ex-wife, Robin Givens
, is the latest Hollywood star to be in financial distress with the IRS. According to Forbes.com her debt goes back to 1996:
According to the government lawsuit, Givens failed to pay $222,000 in federal taxes. The other $70,000 the government is demanding consists of interest and assorted penalties, including for failure to pay, underpayment of estimated tax and late filing. The pleading does not state what her total income or tax was for the years in question, nor the extent of any partial tax payments.
Givens is no stranger to trouble involving taxes. Public records show numerous state and federal tax liens against her over the years in New York, Florida and California. Many of the federal liens may be part of the new lawsuit against her. In some cases, the liens, which are claims to proceeds from real estate and other assets in the event of a sale, have been released, suggesting payments were made.
I guess this officially debunks the myth that Givens cashed-in when she divorced Mike Tyson.
Recently, Givens appeared on Oprah
to discuss domestic violence after the Chris Brown
situation. We wish her the best of luck.