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“I Have Never Committed Any Crime”: Phaedra Parks On Angela Stanton’s Claims That She’s A Criminal Mastermind
Stanton has been the only one to speak on that lawsuit, but Phaedra Parks is now speaking up. According to Radar Online, on March 31, Parks filed an affidavit in Georgia as part of the suit in response to Stanton’s request for a summary judgment (Parks wants that judgment denied), stating that everything Stanton has said about her has been false. Parks says that she never did any dirty deeds with Stanton, saying that she “has no knowledge of or connection with any ‘bank fraud scheme” and “was never involved in any criminal enterprise with [Stanton].” Parks says that as Stanton wrote her book and made the damning allegations about her, Stanton knew she was out here telling lies, saying: “the allegations made by the Defendant in her Book and referenced in the Plaintiff’s Complaint are false” and Stanton “knew the statements she made about the plaintiff were false when she made them.” And the most important statements came when Parks let it be known that she’s never been in trouble with the law and never has and never will be involved in any crimes:“Although tragic, the news of Apollo’s arrest has been vindicating for me. Since I published my book, Phaedra Parks has used her wealth and influence in an attempt to silence me. She filed lawsuits against my publisher, and threatened them with years of expensive litigation if they did not cease publication of my book. As a result, I lost nearly all the royalties I was owed. Ms. Parks used her influence in the media to discredit my story and smear my name, casting me as a delusional liar on the pages of popular blogs. After going to prison and losing everything, my story was all I had left, and she took that from me.”
“I have never been arrested for a crime or charged with any crime. I have never been questioned by any law enforcement agency about any possible involvement in a crime. I have never been involved in any criminal schemes with Defendant Stanton or anyone else. I have never committed any crime other than routine traffic violations.”But just a couple of months ago, Stanton talked to the Daily Mail and stood by her statements on Parks:
“I have admitted I did wrong. I served my time and even gave birth to a daughter while I was chained to a prison bed. I am not trying to make out I am something I am not. I just want the truth to get out there so people can see Parks for what she really is.”There you have it. Parks has defended herself in the court documents (which you can see via Radar) and says she’s clean. But who do you think is lying in this?
Well, it appears that there may be another major twist in the Phaedra Parks-Angela Stanton saga. In case you’ve been living under a rock and somehow missed it, Angela is a former acquiantance of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star who claims that she served major prison time after a fraud scam that allegedly involved Phaedra went awry. In 2012 Angela wrote a tell-all titled “Lies of a Real Housewife,” where she recounted the stories of her alleged dealings with Phaedra. Phaedra later sued her ex-friend in response to the allegations.
Fast forward to today, in a newly released sworn statement pertaining to the lawsuit, Angela’s ex-boyfriend, Justin Cody, suggests that the two women were more than just friends and alleged business partners.
“I actually thought that Angela and Phaedra had an … I thought they were together,” Justin said in the statement obtained by Radar Online.
Naturally, his statement prompted further questions.
“Like, as a girlfriend?” the attorney questioned.
“Girlfriend,” he responded.
According to Justin, Angela’s “closer than close” relationship with Phaedra is what contributed to their breakup.
“That was one of the reasons me and Angela broke up,” he continued. “Because they was like real close, like closer than close.”
When asked what led him to that conclusion, Justin responded:
“Phaedra’s birthday is in March or sometime early in the year,” said Justin. “And I remember one time Angela and Phaedra, they spent the night out during Phaedra’s birthday and Angela spent the night at her house and they went on all these parties and wild parties and she didn’t come home for like a couple of days.”
He adds that once he questioned Angela about the nature of her relationship with Phaedra, the two got into an argument, which was basically the beginning of the end of their relationship.
“I’m like, what y’all got going on? And so we got into an argument about that and about then it turned into an altercation and that was like one of our first breakups.”
“Her and Phaedra was so close that, you know, I actually thought they was together…” he explained. “They kiss each other and hug each other.”
The accusations seem pretty wild, especially since Angela has never made mention of carrying on a romantic relationship with Phaedra. But hey, you never know.
“In 2012, I released my personal memoir, ‘Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil,’” Angela said in a personal statement. “In the book, I detailed the struggles I faced as a young woman drawn to the temptations of crime and the false glamour it affords. I alone am responsible for the mistakes I made as a young woman. Yet, I have felt a certain sense of anger toward the people who used me during that period of my life. Certain individuals found me at a time when I was vulnerable and searching for friendship, and used those traits to lure me into doing their bidding.”Angela went on to say that she can relate to the woman being implicated as Apollo’s accomplice.
She also addressed the $30 million lawsuit that Phaedra filed against her in response to her tell-all.“I read with sadness the news that Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, was arrested for alleged schemes that are remarkably similar to those that lured me years ago. I was troubled to learn that the alleged crimes involved the use of a vulnerable woman to carry out the schemes. The story is all too familiar to me. I sincerely hope that Ms. Parks has not been part of his alleged crimes. I hope that she, like I, learned from her mistakes.”
“Although tragic, the news of Apollo’s arrest has been vindicating for me. Since I published my book, Phaedra Parks has used her wealth and influence in an attempt to silence me. She filed lawsuits against my publisher, and threatened them with years of expensive litigation if they did not cease publication of my book. As a result, I lost nearly all the royalties I was owed. Ms. Parks used her influence in the media to discredit my story and smear my name, casting me as a delusional liar on the pages of popular blogs. After going to prison and losing everything, my story was all I had left, and she took that from me.”Speaking of Apollo’s recent arrest, Radar Online recently published extensive details regarding the terms of the reality star’s bail release and boy, are they strict. For starters, he is being required to regularly report to his probation officer, turn over his passport, refrain from drinking alcohol and surrender all firearms. As if all of that isn’t enough, Apollo is only allowed to leave the Atlanta area if officials approve of his travels in advance. He must also appoint a supervisor to accompany him on those trips. Oh yeah, he has been ordered to actively seek employment—appearing on RHOA doesn’t count. Court documents also warn that violation of any of these terms “may result in the immediate issuance of a warrant for your arrest … and could result in a term of imprisonment, a fine, or both.” Sheesh!
Phaedra Parks Defamation Case Brought to Screeching Halt After Key Witness Is Arrested For Identity Theft Tax Fraud
Although Angela may have gotten a good chuckle out of her opponents misfortune, she has also reached a rather large bump in the road because according to Access Atlanta, her attorney Eddie Beal just up and quit on her. Court documents state that Eddie was “representing Stanton on a pro bono basis, always with the understanding that she would secure other counsel.” They go on to say that her financial situation has made it difficult to secure another attorney.“WELP!!! There goes her star witness 2 weeks before trial. oh’ the irony of it all…#Favor,” she tweeted. “Maybe Phaedra can help” she added. “Fortunately 4 me My sons father wasn’t dealing with me or my son every since Phaedra contacted him last year in September! Lol! Thank God!” “If the Feds want you they got you it wont be a mystery. I wonder what Phaedra & my sons father really had going on…”
“Due largely to her depressed financial situation, Stanton has been unable to secure another attorney” but that she “believes she can secure the services of another attorney within the next two months and that the case could be ready for trial within the next five months.”Mmm mmm mmm… Thoughts? Follow Jazmine on Twitter @jazminedenise.
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Then later Angela seems to take a more “comical” approach to the whole situation, tweeting:
@UrsulaESQ True, but Ursula you cannot compare the mind of an 18 yr old girl, to a 50 yr old on any level @UrsulaESQ That man was married all he wanted 2 do was to leave her w/ a wet tw*t, lying & deceiving 2 get what u want is never fair @UrsulaESQ but @deionsanders flew my baby to NY under the presumption that he was going to invest in her lipstick line, he had no intention @UrsulaESQ then when she got there w/o my consent or knowledge he was on something totally different! She was wrong but he DEAD WRONG
Come on up to my hotel room baby so we can talk about your lipstick line *wink* put something Hot on! (In myUmm, I’m sorry is she talking about her daughter or a random woman on the street? I obviously can’t confirm how much truth there is to her story but if it’s true, why is Angela putting her daughter’s life on blast so cavalierly for the sake of attention, especially a daughter she claims is now a third-year law student with a 4.0 GPA? I need Angela to find a new hobby other than messiness ASAP. More on Madame Noire!
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Parks claims the defendant published a defamatory article about her on www.vibe.com, on March 14, under the headline, “‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star Phaedra Parks Exposed!” She says a similar article an interview were published at uptownmagazine.com, both of which were still online when she filed the complaint Tuesday. She claims the articles “convey a grossly inaccurate and false impression of Stanton’s relationship with plaintiff,” and “falsely accuse plaintiff of being a crooked attorney who knows how to commit crimes, has committed crimes, and knows how to cover up her criminal activity.”Welp, it’s not looking like such a good day for Vibe. Interesting that Phaedra was investigated for the crimes Angela claimed she committed, sounds like somebody might have gotten off…but I didn’t say that. Do you think Phaedra will win her suit? Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.Parks claims Vibe published all of Stanton’s allegations in the book “Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.”… the complaint states: “The gist of the book is that plaintiff is a crooked attorney who engages in professional misconduct and a multitude of criminal acts, is false and defamatory. “The book in its entirety constitutes libel per se in that it imputes criminal activity to plaintiff. … “Prior to the publication, and evidencing a reckless disregard of truth or falsity, defendant failed and refused to provide plaintiff with an opportunity to respond to the allegations made against her in the articles, interviews, and the book. “Defendant knowingly and purposely avoided and ignored evidence establishing the falsity of the articles, interviews, and the book prior to publishing them. … “Prior to the publication of the false and defamatory statements, defendant had actual knowledge that the criminal activity alleged by Stanton had occurred many years ago and had been thoroughly investigated by law enforcement authorities with no criminal charges being brought against plaintiff, but with criminal charges being brought against Stanton, which resulted in her incarceration in prison. “Evidencing a reckless disregard for truth or falsity, defendant published accusations against Plaintiff without conducting even a cursory investigation, which failure constitutes gross negligence.”
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Phaedra now. If Phaedra was just a regular Atlanta resident rather than a reality TV star, these allegations would’ve never seen the light of day—which is what makes Angela’s detailed account a tad suspect. But now, there’s no telling how many people will pick up this memoir when it’s released in a few days. Sounds like Marlo might not be the only “housewife” with a busted past. Check out this clip of Angela talking about her criminal past with Phaedra? Do you think there’s any truth to this story or does this woman just want to make a quick buck? Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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