Parks v. Stanton Update


NEW UPDATE: JUNE 24th.  The judge ruled on June 19th that Phaedra MUST sit for a deposition within 45 days. That’s pretty up all I know about it. Please excuse me whilel I continue to cling to life. #CheapChampagneHangover

MINOR UPDATE: Phaedra Parks has now listed herself as Pro Se. Her last remaining attorney is still listed, but it is unclear if he is dropping the case as well or if Phaedra just added herself as an attorney on the case for some reason. As you recall, Apollo lists himself as Pro Se in his criminal trial but also has an attorney of record. I am not sure what the benefit of that is.

Okay, I have a long version and a short version to answer your questions about what is going on in the case of Parks v. Stanton.  The short version is that Phaedra does not want to be deposed. Stanton’s attorney has filed motions to compel her to sit for a deposition. Stanton’s attorney has filed for sanctions. Stanton’s attorney has asked the court for a summary judgment based on this lack of cooperation. Then Phaedra’s last remaining attorney (four previous attorney on her side are no longer on the case) filed to ask for a summary judgment getting Stanton’s counter claims thrown out. Nothing has happened in a month as both sides appear to be waiting on the court to set a hearing date.

Now for the longer version. Below is an excerpt from an email conversation I had with someone about the information contained in the docket.Phaedra Parks Accused All Sorts of Nonsense by Very Troubled Woman

“What is very interesting is that there have been several motions  to compel and a motion for sanctions filed by Angela Stanton (see Feb. 2014 entries below). Motions to compel are filed when the other side is not participating in discovery (answering written questions or sitting for depositions); motions for sanctions are usually filed when the other side refuses to comply with a court order regarding discovery. So Phaedra, as you reported, was refusing to sit for a deposition when she was the plaintiff–she filed this lawsuit. And the most interesting thing is that she filed an affidavit on 3/31/14 presumably to defeat Stanton’s motion for summary judgment. Anyone can file an affidavit. She filed it to serve as a proxy for her deposition but this is not allowed. A party cannot file self-serving affidavits and the “facts” set forth therein must be admissible in evidence; they cannot be based on information and belief.

For example, how would Parks dispute Stanton’s allegations that Parks gave her a list of things to get using illegal funds and she handed those items over to Parks in the parking lot of a store, which several witnesses testified to? The only ways she could dispute this would be to produce a bank statement and check/atm receipt showing that she gave Stanton monies she legitimately earned and asked Stanton to go shopping for her. I really believe that Parks thought she would run rough shod over Stanton and now she runs the risk of having all her crimes exposed through the civil suit, which the feds are no doubt monitoring.” ~ Anon legal source’s opinion on information from the docket.

So then I got a copy of the affidavit that Phaedra submitted rather than sit for a deposition. As the legal source above stated, this is not kosher.  Phaedra REALLY does not want to be deposed. Despite Stanton’s motion to compel and motions for sanctions, it appears that Phaedra will not sit for a deposition under oath.

The affidavit is short and says nothing.

1) My name is Phaedra Parks. I am over the age of 21 and otherwise competent to provide this Affidavit.

2) I filed the about civil action against the defendant Angela Stanton in 2012. In my complaint I have listed multiple statements made by Defendant Stanton that are not true.

3) Specifically the statements of Defendant that are reprinted in paragraphs 73, 83, 93, 102 and 104 of my complaint are not true.

4) I have never been arrested for a crime or charged with any crime.

5) I have never been questioned by any law enforcement agency about any possible involvement in a crime.

6) I have never been involved in any criminal schemes with Defendant Stanton or anyone else.

7) I have never committed any crime other than routine traffic violations.

8) The facts above are based on my personal knowledge.

I have read the foregoing statement consisting of (7) seven paragraphs and declare under penalty of perjury that it is true and correct.  I understand that this affidavit may be relied on in the civil matter styled above.

(signed and dated on March 28th, 2014)

Actually there were 8 “paragraphs” but who’s counting?

Below is the complete court docket up through a few days ago.

  • 09/26/2012 – gen civil case filing info form – attorney for plaintiff
  • 09/26/2012 – jury demand – attorney for plaintiff
  • 09/26/2012 – affidavit – stacey godfrey evans – attorney for plaintiff
  • 09/26/2012 – motion for appointment of process – attorney for plaintiff
  • 09/27/2012 – order appointing process server
  • 10/16/2012 – affidavit – of daniel newcombe – attorney for plaintiff
  • 10/16/2012 – motion for appointment of process – attorney for plaintiff
  • 10/16/2012 – acknowledgment of service – as to vibe holdings llc – attorney for defendant
  • 10/23/2012 – order appointing process server
  • 11/07/2012 – answer – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: vibe holdings llc
  • 11/07/2012 – certificate of service of discovry – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: vibe holdings llc
  • 11/13/2012 – unscheduled document – settlement – attorney for defendant

At this point Vibe agreed to a settlement.

  • 12/06/2012 – motion – consent to extend time to respond
  • 12/11/2012 – order extending time for discovery
  • 12/14/2012 – attorney notice of leave absence – attorney for defendant
  • 12/20/2012 – affidavit of process server nonest – fame productions inc – private process server
  • 12/27/2012 – acknowledgment of service – & stipulation as to fame productions inc
  • 12/31/2012 – acknowledgment of service – as to angela stanton
  • 01/02/2013 – answer – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: stanton, angela
  • 01/02/2013 – jury demand – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: stanton, angela
  • 01/07/2013 – motion extend time for discovery – consent-second
  • 01/09/2013 – order extending time for discovery – second consent to respond to written discovery
  • 01/11/2013 – answer – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: fame productions inc
  • 01/11/2013 – stipulation – joint
  • 01/16/2013 – agreement – for stipulated confidentiality & protective order
  • 03/28/2013 – dismissed with prejudice – as to vibe holdings llc – attorney for plaintiff
  • 07/01/2013 – motion for continuance – attorney for defendant
  • 07/01/2013 – notice: intent to withdraw – attorney for defendant
  • 07/12/2013 – answer – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: stanton, angela
  • 07/12/2013 – counterclaim – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: stanton, angela
  • 07/12/2013 – jury demand – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: stanton, angela
  • 07/12/2013 – appearance of counsel – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: radford, james e
  • 07/15/2013 – order granting motion – for continuanc/trial re-set
  • 07/15/2013 – order for mediation
  • 07/16/2013 – jury demand – & prayer for relief – attorney for defendant
  • 09/16/2013 – dismissed with prejudice – as to fame productions inc – attorney for plaintiff
  • 09/30/2013 – motion to withdraw as counsel – attorney for plaintiff
  • 10/04/2013 – order – withdrawing plaintiff counsel
  • 10/09/2013 – appearance of counsel – attorney for plaintiff
  • 10/15/2013 – attorney notice of leave absence – attorney for plaintiff
  • filed by: andrew, paul e
  • 10/28/2013 – motion – to reopen discovery – joint
  • 11/01/2013 – order granting motion – joint to re-open discovery
  • 11/15/2013 – certificate of service of discovry – attorney for plaintiff
  • 11/19/2013 – motion to dismiss – counterclaims – attorney for plaintiff
  • 12/04/2013 – certificate of service of discovry – 5.2 – attorney for defendant
  • 12/16/2013 – response to motion to dismiss – counterclaims – attorney for defendant
  • 12/16/2013 – motion – for leave to file permissive counterclaims – attorney for defendant
  • 12/16/2013 – certificate of service of discovry – rule 5.2 – attorney for defendant
  • 12/19/2013 – motion to extend time – to engage in mediation – attorney for plaintiff
  • 12/23/2013 – order – to extend time to engage in mediation
  • 12/30/2013 – order – to extend time to engage in mediation
  • 01/08/2014 – certificate of service of discovry – attorney for plaintiff
  • 01/15/2014 – attorney notice of leave absence – attorney for plaintiff
  • 01/21/2014 – response to motion – for leave to file permissive counterclaims – attorney for plaintiff
  • 01/22/2014 – response to motion – for leave to file permissive counterclaims – attorney for plaintiff
  • 01/22/2014 – notice to take deposition – attorney for plaintiff
  • 02/03/2014 – response to motion – for leave to file permissive counterclaims – attorney for defendant
  • filed by: stanton, angela
  • 02/07/2014 – notice to take deposition – attorney for defendant
  • 02/14/2014 – motion to compel – with brief in support – attorney for defendant
  • 02/24/2014 – motion – second mtn for sanctions and to compel with brief – attorney for defendant
  • 02/24/2014 – motion for summary judgment – with brief in support – attorney for defendant
  • 02/28/2014 – motion for summary judgment – as to counterclaims – attorney for plaintiff
  • 02/28/2014 – brief – in support of motion for summary judgment – attorney for plaintiff
  • 02/28/2014 – statement of material facts – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/10/2014 – response to motion to compel – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/28/2014 – motion to extend time – copy
  • 03/31/2014 – response to motion for sum judgmnt – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/31/2014 – brief – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/31/2014 – affidavit – of paul e andrew – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/31/2014 – unscheduled document – response to def statement of material facts – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/31/2014 – affidavit – of phaedra parks – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/31/2014 – request for oral argument – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/31/2014 – brief – in support of response to second motion to compel – attorney for plaintiff
  • 03/31/2014 – affidavit – of paul e andrew – attorney for plaintiff
  • 04/29/2014 – brief – in opposition to motion for summary judgment – attorney for plaintiff
  • 04/29/2014 – certificate of service – attorney for plaintiff
  • 04/29/2014 – statement of material facts – attorney for plaintiff

So why would Phaedra refuse to sit for a deposition in a case she brought herself? It doesn’t make any sense. It would seem she would want to end this ridiculous suit and not drag it out. We would have all forgotten about this a LONG time ago she had just ignored the whole thing.


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160 responses to “Parks v. Stanton Update

  1. Oh,My!


    I hope she goes down.

    • aahnV

      I know, me too. Normally, I don’t relish it when ill befalls someone. But this woman, who gives me bulldog tease, in her overall fakeness brings it out in me.

    • soccermop59

      There is no way in hell, Paedra Parks got clean hands in all this. PP since the day she first got on tv has done nothing but spew out lies about her pregnancy, her sorry marriage, etc…I hope she goes down and goes down soon,.

    • It’s because she doesn’t want to be under oath when those questions are asked. Because I bet anything that Stanton has physical evidence to corroborate what is said and she may get caught in lies. Phaedra is dirty as hell and I truly think that the Fed know that Phaedra is dirty.

      • Cat

        Not only that, but I don’t think the court will warm up to her “southern belle” facade. And Phaedra doesn’t want the “real Phaedra” on tape.

      • ScrappieONE

        I don’t think Phaedra is that great of a attorney to begin with. Heck remember Bob Whitfield even took her down… LMBO

    • Ugly ain't cute

      Ms. Phadrea. What evil deeds done in the dark will soon find their way to the glorious light. Let the church say hallelujah and AMEN!!!!

      • Gingersnap

        Looks like Phaedra outsmarted herself, or would that be outdumbed herself? Really, if the girl had brains she’d be dangerous. This is really too funny, Phaedra is sitting here with big ole goose egg all over her ignorant and no doubt, sweating face, I love it, I really do. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving person. I want the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth to come out on Phaedra Parks. So help me God. Amen :)

    • tobalinac

      Me TOO!!!!!

    • concernedC

      If I were Bravo….and this case does get dismissed and Angela awarded her counterclaims I would give Angela a guest appearance on RHOA

  2. aahnV

    Tamara, you are bar none the best blogger. period. If I lived in the Atlanta area, I would give anything to attend the summary judgment hearing where the judge will no doubt censure Phaedra for her (mis)conduct in refusing to be deposed and then filing this affidavit which is worth nothing. They say when you have no facts working for you argue the law, and if the law is against you, argue the facts. But when you have neither, just argue. This appears to be Phaedra’s strategy–just argue (“I have never committed a crime” blah blah). I cannot wait until her butt gets handed to her.

    • tobalinac

      She really IS. Coming to this site is like having a Christmas present waiting for you every single morning!

  3. Cat

    Wow. My jaw hit the floor. Just like in the cartoons. Something is just not right here.

  4. Judy McKenzie

    comment on “why would she (Phakdra) refuse a deposition:”
    Wouldn’t that be a violation of her civil rights….lest she say something that may incriminate herself!?????!! 5th amendment I think.

    • aahnV

      The 5th amendment is available only in Criminal cases. Now she may not want to sit and be questioned in the case she filed, but that only heightens the suspicion about her involvement in my opinion. Side note: this is why casey anthony did not want to be deposed in the zanaida gonzalez civil defamation case because she does not have a 5th amend privilege and must submit to questioning)

      • aahnV

        I oversimplified the 5th am privilege somewhat. I should say that it generally applies in criminal cases and to government questioning. The protection has extended in civil matters but once Phaedra does that, assert a 5th am. privilege to refuse to answer a question, her case is done and the feds are going to be all over her.

      • ​The fifth amendment right is a right against SELF INCRIMINATION. It is used when someone is accused of a crime and they are not required to incriminate themselves. You can’t plead the fifth if you are the ACCUSER.

        On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


    • Nope, when you are in a court case you have a right to depose the other side, ESPECIALLY when they are accusing YOU of a crime. If all the things she says are true and she is the one making the accusations, why would she refuse to be deposed on her own case? I’m sure Angela didn’t want to be deposed by Phaedra’s lawyers but she did. ​

      On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 5:31 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • I dont understand why this case hasn’t been thrown out by the judge at this point.

      • well,well,well

        Phaedra should have let Stanton makes some coins and shut the hell up. Phaedera doesn’t want to be deposed because shes a lawyer and I’m sure she knows perjury is illegal. Tamara, did you see Phaedra on The Rickey Smiley’s show? She looked weathered and stressed. Clearly all of this is taking a toll on her.

      • Teerii

        Phaedra’s in deep. She knows what Angela knows. And Angela’s there to defend herself to,say what’s true and prove it. Phaedra is finally being snagged with the web she spun for everyone.

      • Teerii

        Thank you Tamara for the time and creativity you put into this post. I want to see Phaedra go down and go down hard. How do you become an officer of the courts, take an oath and without skipping a beat find yourself involved with accusations of this magnitude, Twice!!! Allegedly!!! Phaedra allegedly lead people down a dark road, people who were gullible,less educated, and from lower economic circumstances who tended to look up to her. Let me be clear I am does not excusing Angela’s and Apollo’s participation in these crimes!!!
        The fact that Phaedra had extremely close relationships with these people, speaks volumes about her character and blatant disregard for the Law. Why didn’t she encourage Angela to go back to school? Or encourage
        Apollo to develop a business? Or insist that if they were involved in
        criminal behavior she would not and could not befriend them because of her profession? Or because it just wasn’t who she was as a person? This thing might be bigger than Phaedra but she is the One common factor that Angela and Apollo had in common. And I want justice to prevail regarding this woman!!!

      • Marilyn

        Why didn’t Phaedra just drop the lawsuit? I’m sure she could have come up with a creative lie. Did she think that Angela would just go away? I don’t understand – maybe it’s just hubris.

    • RVA

      @ judy, she filed the suit!
      it’s her case…shouldn’t she give a statemet?

  5. pon_de

    Yes, Tamara! Phaedra is quite shady and trying to play the court for a fool by threading the needle. I believe in the full text of the affidavit Phaedra claims that she has never been involved in any “criminal enterprise” with Stanton. She knows that that terminology is defined in statute as an organized crime group of 6 or more people with a management hierarchy and that routinely engages in drug trafficking crimes. So she is technically correct that she was not a part of a “criminal enterprise” as defined by law. Shady Phae Phae strikes again! I guess all that time being a public defender for Georgia’s street hustlers has taught her a thing or two about turning a phrase for the sake of throwing the scent of her trail.

  6. captain eel

    Well, it is obvious that she does not want to deposed under oath because she would then be on record. If she was innocent this would not be a concern. The affidavit is misleading, but really carries little weight. Under oath there’s no telling what she might be asked and could find herself in a very dangerous position. Not agreeing to be deposed points directly to guilt. It is a matter of time before the Feds deal with Parks. She will go to prison eventually, thank goodness.

  7. Born 2B Lucky

    TT seem like your source have confirmed? Dayum Phae-fake is a real gangsta.” What in the epic fail southern bell tongue lashing is the feds waiting on? SCARRYYYYY!

    • Phaedra is so dishonest with herself that she must be delusional at this point regarding her complicity; and the idea of actually being charged much less prosecuted for anything is probably in a remote place in the recesses of her fine criminal mind. If indeed she was involved, and I believe she was, she is a psychopath. Her behavior has been so contrary to what she is and her facade so elaborately disjoined from reality that she is worthy of at least a tome or two on her background and how the hell she ended up like this.

      • tobalinac

        And I believe that is the definition of a true psychopath. Nice call Kat. She is a truly scary individual. Those poor kids.

    • Phaedra is so dishonest with herself that she must be delusional at this point regarding her complicity; and the idea of actually being charged much less prosecuted for anything is probably in a remote place in the recesses of her fine criminal mind. If indeed she was involved, and I believe she was, as these things must be proven, she is a psychopath. Her behavior has been so contrary to what she is and her facade so elaborately disjoined from reality that she is worthy of at least a tome or two on her background and how the hell she ended up like this.

  8. Katrina

    If Phaedra is refusing to be deposed, then why won’t the judge dismiss the case? It has been nearly 2 years.

    • Marilyn

      Why did she even file the suit. Phaedra must have known what skeletons would fall out of her closet. But of course I don’t know why she would parade her life on a television show knowing that people might began to talk – talk about hubris.

    • In my opinion, which is not very educated on this matter, I would think the judge is likely to toss Phaedra’s case but she wants the judge to toss Angela’s counterclaims and that is not likely to happen.

      And if Phaedra really is now representing herself, and her fifth attorney has quit, God help her. She certainly didn’t help Sheree out any with her case.

      Also on Avvo which is where clients rate their lawyers, She has one review, it’s not a nice one and the interesting part is according to AVVO she is a child custody lawyer. Weirder and weirder. ​

      On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 6:19 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • She Codes

        Phaedra knows what she is doing. She is not trying to win this case outright, but instead trying to win de facto by trying to drive up the costs on Angela’s side by prolonging the case. This happens in lots of divorce and civil cases. It’s financial warfare — the other side eventually loses because they can’t pay their lawyers. Phaedra is pure evil.

      • I don’t think her lawyer is going to make Angela pay unless she wins. I’m guessing there. ​

        On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 7:50 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • Din

        Phaedra losing to Sheree’s athlete husband who REPRESENTED HIMSELF was amazing. That is how you entertain me Bravo!

      • Don’t let the wonky eyes fool you. Bob is super smart. He recently went back to finish his college degree at Stanford. He may not have been the best husband, but he is a good dad and very smart and still pays Sheree a shit ton of money. Not just child support, but half his retirement and he was good to her in the divorce.

        She just blew all the money. ALLEGEDLY. ​

        On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • Redhotmama

        Man, Phaedra losing Sheree’s case was one of the best moments in RHOA history. The expression on Phaedra’s face was pure bewilderment. And I swear Sheree had steam coming out of her ears!

      • Marilyn

        Also remember Kandi’s lawsuit against Kim. She messed up before they could even get to court.

      • DJ

        and Phaedra has the NERVE to say on TV that she was a “Little Johnnie Cochran” (or something to that effect)…. uhmmm… no Phaedra, take several seats.

      • Teerii

        The more I read what Angela and Jessica have to say about Phaedra’s history of involvement with fraud, prostitution, car theft rings and gang members without one arrest or any jail time? The more I smell informant or undercover something or other. Phaedra seems to be swimming in this community of crime without getting wet. And we are all shouting WTF is wrong with this picture? We might be tuned into the wrong identity of Phaedra Parks. This is just my hallucination.LOL

      • @Teeri, but if she was undercover she wouldn’t be at all worried about Stanton suing her–would have been like water off a duck’s back. Good intrigue though and it would be the ONLY explanation I could think of that explains her overly calm demeanor. But having much to hide would explain her facade otherwise. BUT THERE IS A FACADE to be sure.

  9. Josie

    I think your last paragraph says it all. Why would someone bring a case of defamation and refuse to testify and stonewall for two years? I think she was hoping Stanton would give up. That affidavit said as little as possible which gives the perception that she is hiding something. When did she start studying mortuary science? Was it after this case was filed??

  10. marian

    Phaedra can run but she can’t hide from being deposed. If a sitting President had to sit and be deposed, Ms Parks will too.

  11. HeyWig

    Wow i know nothing about the law,but this case seems a little off what does she have to fear ?

  12. She Codes

    Phaedra is playing a very OLD game. She knows that she can not provide an adequate argument in her favor — so the real goal is to BANKRUPT Angela Stanton by having her pay exorbitant legal fees defending herself. It’s a sleazy strategy that is done all the time. Phaedra is not dumb. She knows that she runs the risk of losing her license to practice law and/or her freedom if she is caught lying under oath. The goal is not to clear her name, it’s to destroy Angela Stanton financially and besmirch her reputation.

    • Oh,My!

      Hi She Codes,

      I think Stantons Attorney, was/is providing His service as “Pro Bono” to her. But I could be wrong.

    • Oh,My!

      Also if Angela’s Attorney didn’t think,her case was solid . As far as her having facts, evidence . Then he wouldn’t have taken her case. Whatever Angela shared or hand over to him. May have no doubt convinced him. That Parks was involved, with said alleged crimes. A pity.

      • The Jam

        right and similarly phaedra’s attorney’s are realizing they can’t win so they keep dropping off.

    • tobalinac

      Thank you She Codes. You get it. This is EXACTLY what Phaedra is trying to do: Harass Angela financially. EVERY SINGLE TIME Angela has to file something in court, talk to her attorney, have her attorney talk to someone, write a letter or even send an email, she gets charged, and Phaedra knows this better than anyone. She is hoping against hope that Angela goes before the real story comes out. (Luckily it looks like she is failing.) Hell, I’d help donate to her cause because NOBODY should be bullied this way: And that’s exactly what this is: Bullying via our legal system and it’s absolutely DISGUSTING!

      • lori

        This just shows once again what absolute SCUM Phaedra is! Before I even got to the part where you said you’d contribute, I was thinking the same thing. Sadly I could probably only cover a minute’s worth of her legal fees, but still… So horrible!

  13. Michelle

    Wow Tamara, you are simply awesome. Great information.
    Phaedra’s #8 says it all.
    8) The facts above are based on my personal knowledge.

    HA. Her personal knowledge means nothing at this point.

  14. Michelle

    So if Phaedra’s case is thrown out by the court, Angela’s counterclaim will continue?? That would be a little bit of justice for the HELL Phaedra has put Angela through.

    • ​Yes, the judge can throw out either or both.

      On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 7:25 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • Gingersnap

        It seems like if the judge knows that Parks brought the lawsuit, and refused to depose (if that’s what she continues to do) said judge would realize something ain’t clean and the buttermilk and wouldn’t throw out Stanton’s counter claims. Hopefully, the judge is ethical.

      • ​Stanton’s attorney has filed motions to compel her to sit for a deposition. Stanton’s attorney has filed for sanctions. Stanton’s attorney has asked the court for a summary judgment based on this lack of cooperation.

        I’m guessing the judge is going through the motions in order. He granted the motion to compel, perhaps he is “giving her a chance” before sanctions and summary judgment?

        On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 11:42 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • Valerie

        This better be her last chance. They better get her deposed within the 45 day time frame, or she should be made to drop her suit, pay Stanton’s attorney’s fees and costs, and sanctioned. Stanton and her attorneys need to file a grievance with the CA State Bar so they can look into her shady legal practices (allegedly).

      • Valerie

        GA State Bar, not CA State Bar

  15. myinfo

    She is stalling because she does not want to lie under oath.
    Would they ask about her guilty huzzband?
    Angela’ lawyer is not giving up. Who is paying him?

    • ​I think Angela’s atty took the case out of the kindness of his black little lawyer heart. Sort of. He’s known for protecting people’s civil rights. I imagine she is paying him something, but I think he just likes the case. He seems like a good guy.

      On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • wikunia

        Yes, Angela was lucky to find him.

      • ​Check out Angela’s attorney’s website. He’s all about helping the underdog. I wish I had know about him when I quit teaching due to an anxiety disorder caused by a hostile work environment. I did go to one attorney said I didn’t have a case. Well what she really said is it would be hard to prove and quite frankly at the time, I as too riddled with anxiety to deal with a court battle.

        On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 8:06 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • oh sorry forgot to include atty site ​

      • Michelle

        It is interesting that Phaedra had very experienced attorneys drop her while Angela’s attorney is quite young and sticking with her. The truth prevails and Phaedra’s attorneys must have known she was lying. It is unusual to go through so many different attorneys in only 2 years especially since P is an attorney herself.

        I don’t think Angela’s attorney is even 30 yet but from his site he looks more than capable and determined.

      • Teerii

        He also seems hell-bent on walking Phaedra to the wall with her BS. The publicity is great and at the end of the day he’s gets to “Keep his Cape”, to fight another day. I think he’s a great guy!

      • Teerii

        I checked his site, he has great credentials and known for winning verdicts. Yessssssazzz, Ms. Parks has much reason to be concerned.

      • tobalinac

        Thank God for attorneys like him. MANY people use our legal system to frivolously harass people financially and it is disgusting! Justice is supposed to be for EVERYONE, not only those who can afford it. More and more we are seeing the “wealthy” get away with crimes, while the poor suffer…..Yet again!

      • tobalinac

        *I know you are well aware of this.

      • sw

        If he wins the case will Phaedra have to pay Angela’s attorney fees?

      • tobalinac

        An attorney with a conscience! Now there is a purple flying unicorn to be seen!

    • lori

      Maybe the feds will! :)

  16. barbinga

    Dammit. Any idea the terms of Vibes settlement?

    • ​I wanted to say they settled for $5k but I didn’t feel like looking it up. For some reason that number is stuck in my head.

      On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 7:44 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


    • Dracla Dunning

      Was this Vibe settlement the one that Regina Bell initiated or a different one? I have a brief recollection of Pastor Bell bringing suit against Vibe for millions (6, if I recall) based on statements in Angela’s book that Bell alleged were false but I have not read anything else until I saw this outline of court dates. If the settlement was for 5 thousand dollars the misinformation had to have been minor. It does not make sense.

      • ​I’m not aware of Regina Bell’s suit. That said I may have posted about it at the time. But I don’t remember it.

        On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 10:14 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • If you use the tags to look back, I NEVER believed this woman. I totally defended Phaedra.

        She really fucked up on this one. ​

  17. wikunia

    Does anybody know what is Angela suing Phaedra for in her counterclaim?
    I hope it’s millions of dollars.

    • ​I don’t believe there is a set amount of $$ involved. She wants a jury trial. Phaedra caused her to lose ALL her money she was making from vibe and the book. That said, if you buy her book not she gets all the profits.

      It’s very clear that Phaedra cost her income. If Phaedra wins her case, then Angela doesn’t really have one. But if Phaedra’s case is thrown out or she loses then Angela sort of has to win, from my perspective. ALLEGEDLY.

      On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 8:03 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • wikunia

        Thank you TT. Also, if Phaedra’s case is thrown out of court or she loses, then Angela can sue Phaedra for attorney’s fee.

      • LLO

        If Phaedra loses or her case is thrown out, can Angela sue for “Lost Income” and can Vibe sue for “Lost Revenue?”

      • ​Angela already has a countersuit for that.

        On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


  18. An innocent person would say, “Hey, depose me!” “I have nothing to hide.” Soooooooo, I think we have an answer here.

  19. Deb

    If Angela wins the case then her attorney will ask (file a motion with the court) for the plaintiff (Phaedra) to pay his fees. The judge will rule on that. That is frequently done in civil cases. I am thinking he is taking this case on a contingency fee. He gets a piece of what they win or at least his attorney’s fee paid . I really like Angela’s attorney. Checked out his website. he is one of the good guys. That was great to see all that has been filed in this case. Very interesting. Your blog is great, kudos to you Tamara.

  20. Deb

    The fact that Phaedra is going thru so many attorneys is a giant red flag.That means that she is either not paying them their money – clients generally give a retainer upfront and then are billed thereafter. when clients stop paying their attorney’s bills the attorney will file a motion to withdraw representation after notifying the client. Or if the client refuses to do what the attorney advises. The sanctions would go against the law firm representing Phaedra and they do NOT want that.

  21. KReality

    I agree. Had phaedra ignored Angela or just released a press statement denying the statements in the book the story probably would have faded away into obscurity……UNTIL APOLLO GOT ARRESTED!! LOL

    • lori

      Her bringing Angela Stanton to court just shows how damn cocky she is with all of this, and it looks like it just may be catching up to her after all. This whole not wanting to be deposed mixed with Apollo voluntarily “thou protesting too much” on the internet and in conversations and when no one is even asking or mentioning her being involved… (not that I personally haven’t thought from the get go that she is involved anyway). Apollo isn’t even close to being smart enough to do this crap on his own. I am also one of the few who actually believed Angela Stanton’s story when I first heard about it (and watched the video), or at the very least, I certainly didn’t NOT believe it. I will actually be shocked if she doesn’t end up going down. I really will. Waiting for this to play out is like waiting for the ending of a really good suspense movie. I hope the ending is a jaw dropper.

  22. lori

    Tamara, I don’t know if you have posted this and I somehow missed it, but have you seen the recent 4 part interview with Angela Stanton and Sasha from Kiss 104 Atlanta?

  23. I’m sure she thought “pro se” was a part of her anatomy.

  24. Truthseeker

    I think Phaedra is using the typical stall tactics that any criminal would use. Angela Stanton is unlikely to speak to the media while this case is pending. Apollo still hasn’t been sentenced and she doesn’t want this case to conclude before that time because Angela Stanton would be able to conduct interviews before Apollo is sentenced and influence public opinion which we all know is important to Phaedra and Apollo.

    Apollo has never met a microphone he didn’t like. He would conduct interviews attempting a rebuttal to Angela’s interviews which wouldn’t help Phaedra at all.

  25. Ms thang

    I wonder how much vibe settled for? And will they feel dumb when it is discovered Angela was telling the truth.
    I have believed Angela from the beginning. Phaedra is going down and she knows it. She is just prolonging it

    • The Jam

      They knew she was telling the truth when the settled. Settling is not always about right and wrong, a lot of the time its about money and time spent, “is it worth it to you”. That’s what Phaedra was counting on with Angela, that it wasn’t worth it to her and/or she didn’t have the money.

      What she wasn’t counting on is: Revenge is a powerful drug.

  26. I just reread this post about Angela’s deposition. Since I also CRS, I thought others might need a refresher as well, so here ya go!

  27. DJ

    I am shellshocked how these people can go on TV with all these skeletons. The Giudices, the Nidas, etc… I hope being on TV was worth it for all of them.

    Just speechless… as usually… most excellent work Tamara!

  28. lori

    I have thought about buying Angela’s book, but I will wait for her to WIN her case, so she will get the proceeds. Yes, she was a criminal, and what she did was wrong, but she’s served her time, and it seems like she has learned her lesson. I think she was taken advantage of by Phaedra. From everything I’ve heard, it sounds like she had a needy desire to please her… like a lost soul. I feel bad for Angela having to deal with the EVIL known as Phaedra Parks, and I am really pulling for her. Not just to see Phaedra go down, but to see Angela go up.

    • One of Angela’s book reviews of book on Amazon made a very interesting observation. She said the more she read the book, the more it seemed like Angela was in love with Phaedra. To wit: “In my opinion it read more like Angela was in love with Phaedra. When you read the lengths that she went through to please Phaedra you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.” Hmmmm.

      • lori

        I’d be “scorned” too if the person who masterminded everything and promised they would take care of everything did nothing for me and was on REALITY TV living the life of Riley (whatever that means lol).

      • I really don’t know what that means either. :) But Riley posts here so…. maybe she will enlighten us! ​

        On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 9:21 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • ​If you read the depositions I posted Angela’s boyfriend or one of the guys that testified said just that I believe. Allegedly, Phaedra and Angela were closer than just close friends……

        On Sun, May 25, 2014 at 8:05 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • Cat

        From Wikipedia: The expression, “Living the life of Riley” suggests an ideal contented life, possibly living on someone else’s money, time or work. Rather than a negative freeloading or golddigging aspect, it implies that someone is kept or advantaged.

      • lori

        Oh, okay, kind of fits… living off of other people’s retirement checks anyway.

      • Valerie

        It was Justin Cody’s deposition. He testified that he always thought the two women were together, like a couple, together. That was his view anyway. The first time he and Angela broke up was because of Phaedra’s relationship with Angela. It’s right there in black and white for all to see.

      • I don’t know….I have good friends that I would go to the ends of the earth for. Maybe she is just a loyal friend?

      • Valerie

        Fahlina, I understand being there for good friends and such, but if you go to the “Deposition” tag above, it’s about the forth or fifth blog that has Justin Cody’s depo. He is clearly talking about Phaedra being in a lesbian relationship in this depo. That was his opinion. Phaedra, it turns out was not the type of friend that would go to the ends of the earth for anybody…allegedly.

      • Ace

        “The Life of Riley” was a 50’s sitcom starring William Bendix. It’s supposed to be a metaphor for a contented life.

      • LLO

        But wouldn’t that be like “Shady Phae”? Cross to the “other side” go to any length to get anyone under her spell? She does know how to “mind” manipulate (okay could have used a more appropriate word for P!). I find her fascination with the sex industry interesting… “Little Women” grinding away at Kandi’s Bachelorette party?

      • @LLO, the little woman and the big woman!! I think even Kandi was shocked. Women don’t want to look at women twerking, especially those nasty asses. Damn, that would have ruined my bachelorette party. Presented by none other than Phaedra Parks, not surprising. And they’re best friends? Can’t see it. How in the world can she call herself a Southern Belle. She’s all up in the Sleaze, it oozes out of her pores. I think this woman just loves mocking us all (including Kandi) like we are too stupid to see through her. Her day is coming.

  29. Just read the Justin Cody deposition. Is there a statute of limitations on the crimes she allegedly committed. Because this is 13 years ago now and it will be hard to go back that far and try to build a case on that activity, I believe. So she will probably never be charged by her legal career is ruined. So is her reputation despite of the Southern Belle bullcrap. His testimony was a little all over the place and sometimes contradictory and they would have to come up with a lot more than this and some recent activity to charge her with anything IMO. She stinks to high hell but Angela was definitely hurt emotionally by Phaedra’s betrayal and THAT is her motivation for the whole book thing. I’d like to see what real evidence she has and if the statute of limitation applies here as it may be all for naught. Future mortician. What a story.

    • Gingersnap

      I wouldn’t want Phaedra over my dead body or my loved ones either. She’d probably be in the back room chiseling out their gold teeth before she sews their mouth shut.

      • sadly, I think they all do that these days. I keep meaning to write a will, but wtf, just let whoever finds the body take what they want and then the family brawl can extend to the next generation. I don’t really care… is that wrong?​

        They can all bring forth documentation where I said they were my favorites…

        On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 12:30 AM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


      • Gingersnap

        I was being facetious, having no idea that they REALLY do. My gosh. I read up on it and sure enough, if the family doesn’t request them, the mortician can have them. I bet Joyce had Kandi put in her will, that if Kandi expired first, Joyce would have all legal claims to her teeth…lol.

      • Gingersnap

        *should have said the mortician can “take” them* I don’t think it’s legal, and morally, it seems low rent and greedy. Phaedra will definitely be in the back room pulling teeth.

  30. I wonder if Phaedra has a blacklist that is keeping her afloat? Hmmm

  31. tysandsnyc

    I just hope Bravo allows Kenya to talk about this on the show. She mentioned it briefly at the reunion. But never in taping.

  32. Jacque

    #1 rule of all guilty parties….drag out court as long as you can. Sometimes, just sometimes court cases get settled out of court simply because it has taken so long…barring that go to court with a jury trial and take your chances, because during arguments, you can manipulate the jury’s feelings to your side…

  33. WhitD

    Because the guilty speaks! She’s just not smart to be such a “high powered attorney”

  34. Allegedly Phaedra is more scared of the thugs than she is of the Feds. Her downfall was appearing on RHOA. IMO the skeletons has only begun to rattle in her closet. Apollo is going to take the time. Not sure about the snitching, easier to do time than worry who’s going to kill you. Allegedly these aren’t the kind of folks you would want to snitch on

  35. Banana Bug

    Phaedra probably thought Stanton would fold faster than a lawn chair and never allow herself to be deposed.

  36. N. Anderson

    I’ve never heard of refusing to sit for a deposition. The judge should properly sanction her. BTW, just getting sanctioned is enough to kill a legal career.

    • Valerie

      Especially when you are the Plaintiff. This gives Phaedra another 45 days, give or take. She better get her ass into that deposition. How many chances is this woman going to get? Why, why why?

    • concernedC

      Don’t worry she has her laundry business…I mean funeral home to fall back on…

  37. pdt090

    What are the chances Bravo insists on filming this for RHOA?

    • Zero. Bravo cannot insist to film anyone’s legal actions. ​

      And @N.Anderson How to sanctions affect someone who is a pimp? Just curious. Um, nothing to do with this case.

      On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 9:37 PM, Tamara Tattles wrote:


  38. Banana Bug

    Hmmm . . . now the “cat” is caught in the mousetrap?

  39. Ms.TT-Happy belated birthday, and I hope you recover quickly from the cheap libations. :) Thanks for the update because it seems like this case is in limbo, possibly because IMHO the Feds intend to indict Ms. Parks for whatever they may have discovered from this case shortly after a judgment is made. Who exactly is Fame Productions Inc? Is this some type of phantom firm or shell corporation who represented Phaedra in court on “01/11/2013 – answer – attorney for defendant filed by: fame productions inc” when she was supposed to be deposed by Angela Stanton’s attorney? Maybe this is Phaedra’s real law firm that represents all of her sex industry clients?, This would explain why I have not seen any prominent clients of the Parks Firm….hmmm, just food for thought.

    • Here’s the answer to my own question: Fame Productions Inc, is the parent company for Vibe Magazine, the other defendant in this case who came to a settlement agreement with Ms. Parks. The judge in this case can still send Phaedra to jail for contempt of court charges if she refuses to be deposed within the 45 days. Where is her huzzzzzbund when she needs him to lie to the court and say she had nothing to do with the crimes Angela Stanton alleges in her counter suit? Oh yeah, perjury is a crime punishable by law. Those pesky laws just keep getting in the way.

  40. MicroOp

    She will wait a little more then drop the case and say it’s too burdensome w her taking on single parenthood etc, etc.

    • KReality

      If she does that then Angela will have a better chance at winning her counter suit so I doubt phaedra will drop it or she will be faced with having to pay Angela

  41. N. Anderson

    Seems like Phaedra made a profound misjudgment in suing Angela.

    Of course, Angela may, in fact, agree to drop the countercharges as part of a settlement. I guess it depends on how angry she is.

    • kreality

      angela lost a lot of money as a result of phaedra’s lawsuit so I’m sure she is going to want something to make up for that which is why I don’t think she will drop the counterclaim

  42. One of Phaedra’s attorneys is/was L Lin Wood. He also represented The Ramsey’s and was successful in NOT having them deposed. Once deposed, then they must answer all questions asked in any lawsuit that comes up. There were a lot of lawsuits going on after Jon Benet was killed. Not sure if Phaedra thought she could follow that process.

    Phaedra was staff counsel for the insurance company I worked for and prosecuted claimants on cases such as STOLEN VEHICLES. She knows the ins/outs of vehicle theft/identity theft. If I remember correctly, Apollo was one of our cases & he went by a different name. This would’ve been 2004-2008? Before Phaedra “left” to start her own firm.

  43. A Lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.

  44. When all this is said and done I will not be surprised if Stanton and her attorney file a lawsuit against Phaedra. Phaedra may very well end up paying Angela Stanton. Phaedra did all this bluffing and stalling hoping to intimidate Angela and hope she goes away. She was hoping to tie this up in court so long that Angela would drop it out of not having the funds to keep going.

    Surprise Phaedra!!! The pit bulls teeth are gnashing at her back side!

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