|This photo of Stanton is from herwebsite. It is saved under the name”lawyer”.
Seems like she is trying really hard to be Phaedra.
Yesterday, Vibe Magazine
hosted a video interview by someone named Angela Stanton. I just checked the site and it seems the cease and desist order has arrived to Vibe Magazine because the video is not showing up for me. (UPDATE: The interview is back up, might have just been on my end)
As a blogger, you have to be careful what sort of information you disseminate on your website. I made the decision not to post the interview here because it seems to be both defaming and libelous towards Phaedra Parks. I was also familiar with the story for months. You see, this blog had been up for barely a day when I came across someone on twitter named @authorangie . Pretty soon my articles about Phaedra had people trying to direct me to this person who claimed that Phaedra was involved in all sorts of illegal activity. So I went to read what she had to say, and she seemed to be to be both very angry, and troubled.
Perhaps had Phaedra not graduated from one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, The University of Georgia, (GO DAWGS!) or if it were one of the housewives with a criminal history I would have given Stanton more credence. However, my opinion of Stanton is that she is someone who has had a very hard life. She states that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child, a runaway at age nine, and someone who has lived a life I certainly would not wish on anyone. According to Stanton, she was on the streets “until she ran into Phaedra.” She says that as if Phaedra rescued her from the streets. She claims that she meet Phaedra an event called the Buckhead Bounce in 1999 where rapper Drama was performing. Stanton says she “caught Drama’s eye” and seems to imply that she began a relationship with Drama. The interview is very edited so things don’t flow together very well. Or perhaps it is in the telling.
The facts are that Phaedra was fresh out of law school in 1999 and had been working for GEICO’s in-house law firm. According to superlawyers.com :
Her transition to full-time entertainment law started when hip-hop impresario Shakir Stewart saw her working a civil trial and tried to lure her out of the corporate grind. Then her pal Atlanta DJ Ryan Cameron convinced her that if she didn’t have more clients than she could handle within six months of her shingle, he’d personally go to GEICO and get her old job back. She finally gave in. Almost immediately, she was referred a high-profile case by Atlantic Records, whose young star, Drama, languished in a Georgia holding cell when he had tour dates scheduled. She spoke to the judge, acquired a temporary furlough for Drama and accompanied him on the road for several months. Accompanying Drama was not part of the written agreement,” she [Phaedra] says, “But the record company wanted to make sure he made it back to jail in time and it was sort of understood that I would be responsible for that.”
So it seems that while Phaedra was working with Drama in a legal capacity, Stanton rolled up wanting to get close to Drama. It should be pointed out that Drama was barely 18 years old in 1999. AHEM. Next in Stanton’s story was that Drama went to jail for 12 years for armed robbery. Well he was charged with armed robbery AGAIN in 2003 at age 22. I don’t really care enough to trace his criminal activity and stints in the jail house for the purpose of this story, but for those four years he was it seems out of jail more often than in. Stanton seems to be implying (rhymes with lying) that her relationship with Drama ended when he went to jail.
So let’s assume that Stanton is talking about 2003 when Drama went to jail when she says that after that their “relationship pursued”(referring to Phaedra).
At this point in the interview, Stanton says she thinks Phaedra must have been more comfortable with her
(after this four years of supposed friendship?) and so she introduced her to Apollo. When it comes to Apollo and when Phaedra met him and how, I don’t much believe Phaedra either. Clearly she met him sometime before the trial where he was convicted of rackteering, theft, falsifying insurance, and all the other charges in 2006 because she was knocked up by him three months after he left prison. If you believe Phaedra’s story about meeting Apollo on the highway as he was driving some (likely stolen) car and him following her home, it happened in 1995. At any rate, Stanton is probably correct that Phaedra and Apollo were together in 2003. Together, as in dating, which is something Stanton does not want to believe.
At this point I should point out that Stanton seems like she is in love with Phaedra. I really don’t know how else to put it. The entire interview plays like a woman scorned. I’m not trying to suggest that there was an actual sexual relationship between Stanton and Phaedra, I’m saying that in Stanton’s head, the relationship, whether real or imagined seems to be of that level of importance to Stanton. The entire interview has the feel of a scorned lover of someone who has left them behind and gone on to achieve great things. It’s a bit creepy.
So here we are in 2003 (in the interview) and Stanton has proclaimed that Phaedra has taken their relationship to the next level by introducing her to Apollo
. She wants to make it clear for some reason that Apollo and Phaedra had a strictly business relationship
. Again, that seems like someone in a(n imaginary) relationship in denial. Why is it necessary to stress that Apollo was not with Phaedra at this time? Kinda creepy, I’m just saying… Anyway here comes the slander… Stanton straight up says that Phaedra and Apollo were making fraudulent insurance checks and that Stanton was the one that cashed them. Stanton says they did this for two years until Stanton was arrested and did a whooping four months of jail time.
So this puts us to 2005 or so when she got out of jail. She claims that while Apollo was locked up on another charge, “Phaedra and I got back together again” and Phaedra introduced her to Apollo’s brother, Everett. That is according to Stanton, when Phaedra was running around stealing cars with these thugs. Phaedra was apparently very busy during that time as she was in the heyday of her years as an entertainment attorney and all over the TV in some very widely covered cases. She must be quite the multi-tasker being on the news all day with her entertainment clients, filing suits, preparing for her big cases and then dashing down to Motor Cars of Georgia at night to steal cars. It’s impressive to say the least.
Stanton describes how “we would get the VIN ..” and take them back to Phaedra and Everett where Phaedra and Everett would cook up false insurance documents. Who is this we she was working with now? And it was Everett not Phaedra who was charged with falsifying insurance information among many, many other things. Stanton continues saying “Everything was going fine in our relationship for about three or four years until this last incident..”
Stanton then drags her family into the story telling about her cousin who went to the DMV with fake information and was questioned by the cops. Stanton says she then asked Phaedra “where do we stand now
(with the project)?” According to Stanton, she, Phaedra, and Everett left the next morning to drive three luxury vehicles to Tennessee. At that point she and Everett got arrested. No mention in the telling about this “third car”. No mention of Phaedra. Perhaps she just meant it was just Stanton and Everett driving a truck with the three cars? Who knows. What we know is Phaedra was not there, Phaedra was not arrested, Phaedra was not investigated, Phaedra was not charged, Phaedra was not convicted. In a huge investigation, involving years of crime and six defendants, Phaedra was not involved in anyway whatsoever.
The rest of the interview is Stanton expressing her disappointment that her expectations of Phaedra were not met. Specifically, she says Phaedra was supposed to represent her and take care of her kid. Stanton was seven months pregnant at the time and had her baby while serving five years in state prison. Stanton seems to feel that Phaedra was supposed to save her, the way she felt that Phaedra saved her from the streets. She has a whole lot of feelings that she projects squarely on Phaedra.
There is supposed to be a part two of the interview, “where everything will be made clear”. Should part two be posted, I suppose I will address it at that time.
So that’s the story. It is interesting to note that Uptown Magazine quickly put up the interview. As I have told you all before, Peter Thomas, husband of Cynthia Bailey from Real Housewives of Atlanta is affiliated with Uptown Magazine, and lists a position of General Manager of Uptown Magazine on his linked in account. Stanton tweeted the link to the Vibe interview to all the housewives (expect Phaedra), the local news agencies, and to tons of blogs and entertainment sites including TMZ. It doesn’t seem like Stanton has really accomplished much other than embarrassing herself and opening herself up to a lawsuit.
Stanton spends a lot of time on her twitter account @authorangie which is pretty interesting if you are bored. She tells Perez Hilton that being gay is a choice and is convinced that Deon Sanders is pursuing her 19 year old daughter. So um, one could say she is someone struggling to be in the spotlight. She seems to have a lot in common with Marlo Hampton. Maybe they could be friends and Marlo could teach her some things about getting attention. Stanton seems angry and troubled and could really benefit from some therapy to come to terms with her life. Back in 2010, this Youtube of Stanton was posted by Queerty.com when she took to the Internet to explain how Eddie Long’s charges of sexual misconduct affected her.
There is a whole lot of stuff on the Internet showing how Angela Stanton is seeking attention. It’s a very sad story. I imagine though, that she is about to get more attention than she bargained for from Phaedra Parks. Phaedra has been very tolerant of Stanton in the past, perhaps she understands that Stanton is a damaged person who seems to be lashing out as a cry for attention. However, I doubt she will let the slander, libel and discrediting of her character go unchecked.