Lauryn Hill Says 'Threats' Kept Her From Paying Her Taxes

(Bauer Griffin)Lauryn Hill has already pleaded guilty to charges of failing to file tax returns for 2005, 2006, and 2007, during which time she earned a reported $1.8 million. The singer faces up to a year in prison and a $100,000 fine, but this month she's reportedly begging a judge to let her off with probation.

Hill claims that she stopped paying taxes "when she withdrew from society at large due to what she perceived as manipulation and very real threats to herself and her family," according to court documents obtained by TMZ. Last year, Hill explained in a lengthy Tumblr post that she purposefully withdrew from the public eye "to insulate my family from the climate of hostility, false entitlement, manipulation, racial prejudice, sexism and ageism that I was surrounded by."

Happy tax day!

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