Angela Stanton Responds to Apollo Nida’s Arrest

Angel Stanton's Book is Not SellingI went looking for the entire statement that Angela Stanton released about Apollo’s arrest and was completely unsuccessful in find the entire statement all in one place. I also cannot find the original source. Where did she release this statement? Of all the sites where I found bits and pieces of the statement, not one place mentioned where this statement originally turned up.  I have decided to go ahead and publish it and let you all decide if it is legit or not.

In 2012, I released my personal memoir, Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil. 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.

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.

At the advice of my attorney, I have remained silent for some time, choosing to fight our battle in a court of law, and not in the media. I remain confident that I will prevail in court and recover for the damage that was done to me. However, in light of the recent news, I have decided to speak out once more. I want to share my story with young people who find themselves drawn to crime and false glamour. I want to caution young people that the wealthy, glamorous lifestyle they see on their television screens is not all it appears to be. It is often built on a lie, and it is often built on the backs of victims and exploited people.

I am ready to share my story. Over the coming days, I will be seeking out the appropriate forum to do so.

So there you have it. It seems a little victimy to me. My understanding is that her case against Phaedra goes to court next Wednesday. Do y’all think that Angela’s book was a truthful account of Phaedra’s involvement? Will the judge rule against Phaedra?


Filed under Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks, Real Housewives of Atlanta, RHOA

25 responses to “Angela Stanton Responds to Apollo Nida’s Arrest

  1. Shellbelle

    In her statement she said she ” reads with sadness”… Everybody knows she was Laughing her ass off calling everyone she knew to tell them I told you so.

    On a side note,TT hope you are warm and haven’t had to travel out in the snowpocalypse. Another day of no school for us, thank goodness we were canceled Tuesday and no children were stranded on buses or at school.

  2. Yamoah Asiedu

    Yes Tamara, I think her story was the truth. There are too many details and too much that sounds accurate for it to be total fabrication. I watched her You Tube video and she looked and sounded very convincing to me, apart from sounding like a scorned lover at times.
    I question her current motive. Revenge? Exoneration? It can’t just be financial. If she is lying she has so much more to lose THIS TIME ROUND than before. Yep, I believe Angela Stanton and I’m sure she will be vindicated/exonerated and free at last! Thank God almighty, free at last!

    This is juicier than the show!

  3. Victimy and a very blatant attempt to start a bidding war for her “story”. I was pretty sympathetic until that last bit. Seeking out the appropriate forum indeed.

    You should offer TT as her forum. I’m sure she would be happy to talk with you for free in her quest to shar the truth. ::giggle::

  4. Beverly

    Oh my gosh, Tamara. I never paid attention to this Angela Stanton before because I believed Phaedra that Angela was just doing this for the publicity. But have watched Utube videos just now and I’m an Angela believer now. What she says they were involved in is just like what Apollo is accused of this time. And I think Phaedra knew what was going on this time if not involved in it. They are in deep deep trouble and I’m so glad they’ve been caught.

    • ITA about Phaedra knowing. She is so fiercely protective of her children that I believe she would be watching Apollo like a hawk (if she were innocent’. Apollo is not very bright, he couldn’t be vague about the ins and outs of his work to anyone smarter than him.

  5. Cammie

    Tamara do you know if it’s true that Phaedra’s attorneys on this case dropped her when Apollo was charged? Is she representing herself now? That’ll go over well, heh.

    I completely think Stanton was telling the truth, and I completely think her current motive is money. As this progresses, and especially if the Feds can link in Phaedra, Stanton will be giving paid interviews left and right. I would be too, after all the crap she’s gotten for coming out in the first place with her truth (kinda her own fault for sounding a little crazed) she deserves it.

    • ZenJen53

      Yes, Lin Wood resigned from Phaedra’s case. Id bet it gets delayed so she can retain new legal council. In another twist, Phaedras witness Justin Cody AKA Decatur Slim was arrested for Identity Thief and filing false tax returns. This is serious when ur identity is stolen ur life gets turn upside down trying to clear ur name. People depend on their retirement checks. Not only has Phaedra n Apollo duped us, Bravo should fire her. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The company you keep. “Queen” Phaedra i hope u get ur comeuppance.

      • Cammie

        Thanks ZenJen53, I finally found the original source about her attorney dumping her and OMG you said it “the company you keep”, I’d put money on the other housewives/husbands repeating that phrase to themselves as they get linked into this mess by the Feds one by one. I’m thinking any cast member who “bought” a new luxury vehicle this season is sweating bullets right about now. I’m with you though, I hope Phaedrea gets what’s coming and doesn’t find some slinky, slithery way to slide out unscathed.

  6. Buck Henry

    I believed her when she had the videos out telling the story. She was very convincing, and for Apollo to do the same thing again along with other fraud tells me she was telling the truth. He went back into the stuff he was comfortable at doing.

    • Gingersnap

      Angela Stanton also said Phaedra was the ringleader of the racketeering ring and insurance fraud scam that brought herself and Apollo down. I think everyone pretty much agrees Apollo is a criminal, but what about Phaedra? Maybe Phaedra went back to what she was comfortable at doing before Apollo went “away” as well. That Phaedra is one dirty bird.

      • Earthy girlie

        Can’t wait to see how Phaedra’s Preacher parents take all this in when she lied about her due date of her child as a grown ass woman.

  7. This is kind of ridiculous. Apollo’s self- proclaimed “right- hand bitch” does not sound exploited to me. I thought the YouTube videos were much better than the writing. I read in the Forbes article that Phaedra and Apollo’s net worth was around 3 million. If she is not a practicing lawyer, it makes sense to me that perhaps she is in on it, too.

    The way she talks about her children, “Prince Ayden” and “The President of the United States” and her lavish parties or “experiences” she plans with Dwight (LOVE him!) leads me to believe she lives quite the privileged life. How would a full time mortuary student substantiate that kind of lifestyle? Something is not adding up…..

    I hope you are ok, TT. I live in Michigan, and there is no way you should have to experience such harsh “Michigan” weather in Georgia. I hope you are safe and well!

    • Please understand that FORBES is not saying that Phaedra and Apollo have a net worth of 3 million. Not even close. In fact as I recall the $ that Pope reports is $300K for Phaedra a season and some range for Apollo that I believe started at 50K. Apollo, nor any other husband is not employed by Bravo. Bravo pays the wife and occaisionally an adult offspring of a housewife such as Lauren Manzo. Husbands and minors are not paid but benefit from the housewife herself

      She does not live a privileged life and in fact prior to last spring, shared the same zip code as me, albeit in a slightly nicer part of the zip code. She was in a condo in a neighborhood most teachers could afford were they so inclined.

      Her put on persona on Bravo is a far cry from her real life. And the cockamamie parties are not paid for by her, as the price tags on your TV might suggest, but are Bravo expenses that are usually covered in exchange for promotional fees.

      Thanks for the concern. Since I love an excuse to be a hermit. I am doing very well. What the descendants of the bitter acts of Northern Oppression do not understand about the circumstances here is we have very little need for salt trucks and ice plows, so when a winter event occurs our road all turn into ice rinks, and even Yankees cannot navigate on sheets of ice. :)

      • Jarlath

        Despite the South’s inability to cope with a bit of cold, it’s still fecking cold up here

      • terry macon

        TT I believe her, nene mentioned her name on the last renunion and kenya did also.

      • Yamoah Asiedu

        Cockamamie parties!!? What is a cockamamie party? I have never heard this term before. I’m guessing that it’s not a compliment! Please enlighten me.

        I’ve always felt that Phaedra was quite affected (yep ‘put on persona’) and pretentious but she also has warmth and charm. Passing the Bar is not an easy task either! I failed twice.

        Somehow I want to believe the best about her even though the evidence is staring us in the face.

  8. Nancy

    I believed this woman when it first came out,truly I did.Not so much that I believed her but I just knew Phaedra wasnt on the level,as my Daddy would say “there’s a fly in the soup” or “a dead cat on the line” lol (old timers).She just wasn’t/isn’t that southern belle she is portraying to be.

  9. Monihew

    If even part of what she is saying is true, Phaedra’s character is suspect, right?

  10. free kroy

    I believe her. Would love to know why the two attorneys dropped the case if it happened before the arrest.

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