‘This Story Is All Too Familiar To Me:’ Angela Stanton Responds To Apollo Nida Arrest
Well, it looks like Kenya Moore wasn’t the only one hollering, “I told you so,” when news broke that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Apollo Nida has been arrested yet again. Angela Stanton, who wrote a 2012 tell-all about Phaedra Parks and her alleged criminal dealings, has also responded to news of Apollo’s arrest.
“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.
“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.”
She also addressed the $30 million lawsuit that Phaedra filed against her in response to her tell-all.
“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.”