Sometimes talking just won’t do the trick.

American Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino, attempted to smooth things over through a mediation, but the event didn’t unfold as planned.

According to Radar Online, she met with her boyfriend’s wife, Paula Cook, in early November to discuss keeping her alleged affair with Antwaun Cook private.

The two women attempted to settle the dispute through private mediation, but because they were unable to settle, Fantasia must still go to court in North Carolina.

“Fantasia and Paula were in mediation for nearly 12 hours on November 1,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “They didn’t settle because Fantasia refuses to acknowledge that she was aware of Paula’s marriage to Antwaun when she started dating him, and Paula is adamant that she knew.”

Fantasia was prepared to pay Paula as much as $100,000 to settle the mediation, sources told Radar Online.

Over the summer, Fantasia became subject of a celebrity scandal when the public became aware of her affair with a married man, Antwaun Cook. Apparently, she had his last name tattoed on her collarbone. His estranged wife, Paula, is suing Fantasia for Alienation of Affection, a legal statue that is recognized in only seven states, including North Carolina. The law claims that an abandoned spouse can file lawsuit against the party responsible for the marriage failure, including the adulterous spouse’s mistress.

The two women plan to settle in court on November 22.

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