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Audio Of Fantasia's Court Testimony Surfaces

(RADAR ONLINE) RadarOnline.com has obtained an exclusive audio recording of Fantasia Barrino testifying in court that she aborted the child of her married lover Antwaun Cook around the time of her failed suicide attempt this past August.

We broke the world exclusive story that Fantasia made the sensational confession in a North Carolina court on Monday during Cook's divorce proceeding with his ex-wife Paula.

Now you can listen to Fantasia's testimony exclusively here on RadarOnline.com. There were no reporters in the Mecklenburg County courtroom and witnesses were asked to leave as Fantasia took the stand.

For the full story and audio, visit RadarOnline. See parts of the transcript below:

Lawyer: "See if you recognize this as being a letter you wrote to Mr. Cook on May 10th 2010" (inaudible)

(inaudible) Fantasia reads the letter to the court. "I want you. I pray every night that I can be in your life forever, be your friend, lover, prayer partner, wife and MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN. As long as I can have you I will be the happiest girl in the world."  (inaudible)

Lawyer: "Ms Barrino, when you wrote this letter, you said you wanted to be the mother of his children, is this right?"
Fantasia: "Uh huh."

Lawyer: "Were you pregnant with his child when you wrote this letter?"
Fantasia: "No, no."

Lawyer: "Is it true at one point you told him you had an abortion?"
Fantasia's Lawyer: Objection!

(ARGUMENTS BETWEEN LAWYERS)

Lawyer: "Ms Barrino, isn't it true that you told Mr. Cook that you had aborted his child?"
Fantasia: "When I wrote this letter I was speaking in future references. Like, one day, I would love to be all of these things that I wrote. I was not pregnant with his child."

Lawyer: "But did you tell Mr. Cook you aborted his child?"
Fantasia: "I did, yeah."

Lawyer: "When did you tell Mr. Cook you had aborted his child?
Fantasia: "I'm not sure."

Lawyer: "When did you abort his child?"
Fantasia: "It hasn't been too long ago."

Lawyer: "What's not too long ago?
Fantasia: "I'm not sure."

Lawyer: "I'm sorry?"
Fantasia: "I'm not sure. Probably when all this other stuff was happening."

Lawyer: "Is it your testimony that this summer?"
Fantasia: "I'm not really sure."

Lawyer: "How close in proximity was it to Mr. Cook leaving? In June 2010."
Fantasia: "It was right after he left his home."

Lawyer: "Mrs. Cook contends that she separated from Mr. Cook in June 16th 2010. How close in proximity to her date of separation did youcontend that you aborted his child?"
Fantasia: "I'm not sure. Probably August when the other stuff happened."

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