After pleading guilty to not paying federal taxes on more than $1.5 million over three years, Lauryn Hill has reportedly filed court documents in response to her charges.

According to TMZ, the documents claim that Hill 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."

While the documents didn’t reveal exactly what the threats were, the eight-time Grammy award winner alluded to the incident in a post on her Tumblr page last year, explaining that she chose to put the safety of her family first.