In case you have missed any previous chapters, here is a handy dandy link list.
The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter One: When is a Deposition NOT A Deposition?
Yet another motion to compel. Phaedra was extremely uncooperative at her deposition.
The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter Two: A Tale Told By An Idiot Full of Sound And Fury Signifying Nothing.
Phaedra refuses to answer pretty much every question about Apollo.
The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter Three: I Did Know Once, But I Have Sort of Forgotten.
Phaedra has amnesia. She can’t remember she has a workout DVD business with Apollo. She can’t remember her accountants name, she can’t remember her bank branch, in fact she denies every going into a bank.
In this chapter we will focus on Phaedra’s relationship with Angela. In one of the depositions of Angela’s former boyfriends he seems to think that Phaedra and Angela had a more intimate relationship than just friends. Let’s see what Phaedra has to say… Continue reading
Forgive my while I take this 30 minute fun break from all the drama. I would first like to point out that Kim Biermann doesn’t know what nipples are. In the flashback to previous episodes part of the intro, Kim is tell her friend Jenn that her nipples are really going to get big, like pancakes. Then, she makes a circle with her fingers and holds it up to her boob to demonstrate. What sort of woman, let alone one with some sort of nursing training doesn’t know the difference between and areola and a nipple? Sheesh.
This week’s episode is focused on getting Lana a man. Kim asks about how her recent date went. Lana says, “First of all I wanted to leave right away. He took his teeth out and wanted to kiss me.” OMG this is not motivating me to get back out there, at all. Poor Lana.
Kim has a baby shower for Jen. It’s funny. Kim is giving Jen the placenta lady who will put her placenta in pill form. Which is what Kim really did. That whole green drink was a joke. It was, right? RIGHT? Jen’s baby is gorgeous. Lo and behold the placenta smoothie lady arrives. Maybe they do the shake and the placenta? Actually, can we not speak about this ever again? Thanks. Continue reading
On WWHL Nene texts Kim to tell her she has the same dress that Kim is wearing on the show. Andy points out that Kim now has two giant watermelons on her chest and comments on her new boobs. Kim says he will have to watch the show. Um, no, no we won’t Einstein. You have like triple Gs on your chest. It’s not a secret. Andy also points out that Kim has a whole lot of spray tan going on.
KIM IS DRINKING OUT OF A RED SOLO CUP ON WWHL WHERE THERE IS AMPLE BARWARE AVAILABLE. I am convinced she is doing this just to drive me over the fucking edge. Andy points out the faux pas, but Kim stubbornly maintains her right to be a redneck.
The Shady Shegull asks her the weirdest place she has had sex? Kim says anywhere and everywhere. Shady Shegull asks which RHOA has the worst wardrobe? She says Kandi.
Kim is asked about her parents and she says she has not and will not be speaking to them. She seems frustrated and sad to be asked every time she comes.
Andy is now selling shotskis on Shop By Bravo. Good Grief.
On to Don’t Be Tardy… Continue reading
I am REALLY getting tired of Phaedra stories and you probably are too, but people keep sending me information and I might as well get it all out there. Phaedra Parks, Smyrna home was put on the marked in the last day or so and listed by Keller Williams. The home is priced to sell at $349, 900. Phaedra paid $322,000 in 2001 according to Zillow. A quick look at the tax records show that the home has always been listed solely in Phaedra’s name and Apollo was not added to the deed when the couple married in 2009.
From the Keller Williams listing, “This charming Smyrna beauty offers 3 finished levels that your most discriminate buyer will adore! Completely renovated, this spacious home features 5 bedrooms, 5 full bath, 1 half bath, gleaming hardwood floors w/an open floor plan and large kitchen that overlooks the great room. Grand 2 story foyer, separate dining room, and a large master suite w/walk-in California closets. The finished basement has an in-law/guest suite, full kitchen and bathroom with a private entrance, it’s the perfect space to entertain! This is a must see! “
It is a lovely home; however, it’s a McMansion neighborhood. I am not sure everyone really gets what that term means in the south. Essentially, it is a development where large homes are built on small lots and they are all pretty much the same floor plan. Here in the south you can get a large, 4,000 square foot five bedroom, five bath house in the high $200 thousands. Continue reading
It seems like this blog has gotten very heavy on Phaedra Parks lately. Yesterday, Phaedra took to her Instagram to share pictures of herself with the family and her thoughts on the tragedy in St. Louis.
During my St. Louis visit, I had the pleasure of meeting #MichaelBrown’s mother Lesley McSpadden. Although, we come from different places & backgrounds, we are very much alike-We are both black women & mothers who deeply love our sons. Unfortunately, she is planning her son’s funeral while I struggle to make sure my sons never know her son’s fate. #fixitjesus #JusticeforMikeBrown #Ferguson #prayforpeace #prayforstlouis #StopPoliceBrutality
I thought I would share that with you as well as some updates on what is going on in St. Louis today as more facts come out on this case. Today, the name of the officer was released as well as some police report details. MSNBC is playing a loop of some security video from the nearby QT that appears to show Mike Brown shoplifting a large box of swisher sweets (cigarellos) valued at $48.99. The person believed to be Mike is shown, with his friend Dorian Johnson who is all over TV giving interviews, leaving the convenience store as the employee, or possibly the owner, attempts to stop him. That video shows Mike turning around and shoving the older man into some shelving and the man cowering. That same QT store was looted and burned to the ground in the resulting riots. Continue reading
I am currently working on Chapter Four of the Parks v. Stanton Saga. Before you read the next chapter, which will get to the meat of the case about Angela’s accusations toward Phaedra, there are some other depositions. In order to be caught up for Chapter Four, there are a few things you should read. So while I am working, I am going to give you a suggested reading list.
Phaedra Parks: Have We Been Ignoring the Signs All Along?
This post contains an interview with Angela Stanton. It outlines the salient points of her allegations against Phaedra. Among other things that led to me finally buying Angela’s story.
Angela Stanton Responds to Apollo’s Arrest
Angela explains how Apollo’s arrest proves her statement in her book are true.
Bits and Pieces on the Apollo and Phaedra Saga
Phaedra’s Fancypants Attorneys jump ship on the heels of Apollo Nida’s Arrest.
Where Exactly is Phaedra Practicing Law?
Phaedra’s association with the fake shell corporations come to light. The allegations about Phaedra being a um..manager for strippers rather than a legal advisor is considered… Continue reading
“Rabbit’s clever,” said Pooh thoughtfully.
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit’s clever.”
“And he has Brain.”
“Yes,” said Piglet, “Rabbit has Brain.”
There was a long silence.
“I suppose,” said Pooh, “that that’s why he never understands anything.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
After spending an incredible amount of time getting Phaedra to admit she has a husband who she can’t remember meeting and knows essentially nothing about, Phaedra finally remembered when presented with documentation by Radford that she did indeed have a business with Apollo called Nida Fitness. After rambling responses about the daily operations of Nida Fitness a much-needed break was taken.
After the break, Radford questions Parks about National Recovery Group Inc. If you recall on RHOA Phaedra would tell people who Apollo’s job was “asset recovery.” National Recovery Group is one of the shell companies used in Apollo’s fraud scheme.
Q. Ms. Parks, What is National Recovery Group Inc?
A. I don’t know.
Q. Okay. Are you aware of being listed as an incorporator on something called National Recovery Group, Inc.?
A. No, sir.
Q. Do you know what is at 239 Harriett St, Atlanta Georgia 30315?
A. No, sir. Continue reading
I am really trying to get to the next chapter of the Parks v Stanton Deposition, but I have lots of blog related duties that keep dragging me away. I am going to try to do it right after this post. In fact I opened this post to begin, but then some new RHOA filming tea rolled in. It’s not a lot, but it is sort of interesting.
First of all, things are going well for the most part. It seems that Demetria and Claudia are getting along well enough. Claudia is predicted to be the housewives whisperer this season. She seems to be a calming force in the chaos which is just what we need. However, we have often seen certain housewives with reasonable social skills turn into “carrier pigeons” which can put them in the eye of a storm. Continue reading
Phaedra Parks, left, comforts Desuirea Harris, the grandmother of Michael Brown, during a news conference Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Jennings, Mo. Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed in a confrontation with police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. JEFF ROBERSON — AP Photo
For the past four days, Phaedra Parks has been in St. Louis on a book tour for her ridiculous etiquette book on how to be a southern belle. While that is a ridiculous enough venture for Ms. Parks. It seems her stay in St. Louis has been extended to include a few extra appearances. During her first signing on Saturday night at 5 p.m. there was officer involved shooting of a teenager in St. Louis. The teen who was black was said to be approached by police officers around 5:30 p.m. and according to police the teens were uncooperative. However, many eye witnesses said the unarmed teens were compliant and follow all of the officers commands. An unnamed white police officer shot and killed on of the teens on the scene.
Since Saturday, there have been large protests and riots in St. Louis as everyone attempts to come to terms with the tragic death. There is no word on whether Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton have arrived in St. Louis yet. However, St. Louis County NAACP President Esther Haywood said in a statement “We are hurt to hear that yet another teenaged boy has been slaughtered by law enforcement especially in light of the recent death of Eric Garner in New York who was killed for selling cigarettes. We plan to do everything within our power to ensure that the Ferguson Police Department as well as the St. Louis County Police Department releases all details pertinent to the shooting.” Continue reading
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Chapter Two: A Tale Told by An Idiot Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing
It’s interesting that that the genteel Phaedra who starts off with “yes sir, no sir” quickly devolves into visions of neck rolling, eye rolling and doodling. It’s also interesting that Radford manages to get her insolence on the record. If you missed Chapter One, you should go read that first. It will answer your constant question of “Can she do this? Is this legal?” It’s all in the motion.
Here is another excerpt from the Brief in Support by James Radford:
Sidenote: Trial junkies will love his blog. Lot’s of interesting cases from everywhere.
“This refusal to answer questions is the latest instance of Parks’ abusive and bad faith conduct in this litigation. She has filed a frivolous lawsuit against Defendant Stanton, used her wealth to stifle the publication of Stanton’s truthful narrative, and then refused the basic obligation of any litigant to fully participate in the discovery process. Parks apparently believes she is above the law, even in her own lawsuit. She must be compelled to fully cooperate in her deposition, and her conduct must be sanctioned. The credibility of the civil discovery process is very much at stake here.”
And now, more from the deposition, the Apollo questions.
Q: Is you legal name Phaedra Parks?
A: Yes Sir. It’s Phaedra Parks Nida.
Q: Did you have it legally changed upon your marriage to Mr. Nida?
Q:And when did you marry Mr. Nida?
A: November the first, 2009. Continue reading
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Chapter One : When Is A Deposition Not a Deposition?
Yesterday, everyone’s favorite hermit ventured across multiple counties and merged onto numerous interstates (God, I hate merging) in order to obtain this summer’s must-read, The Deposition of Phaedra Parks from the case of Parks v. Stanton. And it was so worth it. I spent some time perusing the six or eight in thick file with all of the original motions that have been filed, I purchased copies of the most recent one, and then got caught in a horrific storm. I pulled into a Zaxby’s and began to read. There is so much to discuss that I will be posting in installments.
But first, (said in my best Julie Chen voice) let’s remind ourselves of where we left off. My last update was on June 24th. On June 19th, the judge had ruled that Phaedra must sit for deposition with 45 days. So I’ve been patiently waiting to hear that occurred. The 45 days came and went without any indication that Phaedra had been deposed. Then, last Thursday, there was a new Motion to Compel filed by Stanton’s attorney, James Radford. I dashed over to the courthouse to get my hot little hands on it, and Lo! and Behold! there was a deposition! So what is this Motion to Compel all about? Thankfully, Radford writes motions in plain English unlike those New Jersey goons who write motions for the Laurita bankruptcy case. So I’m going to transcribe much of it for you here, in the first chapter. Then we will move on to a variety of topics covered in the deposition itself.
The actual scheduling of the deposition was yet another puzzling event in an already very curious case. We have discussed before that a plaintiff refusing to sit for a deposition is unheard of. She even tried to use an affidavit as a proxy for her deposition responsibility. As one TamaraTattles.com commenter who is an attorney put it, “ 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.” Or, in plain English, Phaedra is shuckin’ and jivin’ every way she can to avoid being deposed. Continue reading
This is not even a real post. It’s just the shit that flies out of Nene’s mouth is so hysterical. In an interview with Madame Noire Nene said, ” When I signed on for season 1, I signed on for a number of seasons.
Um, no, no you do not. You signed a one season deal for 10K for 8 episodes. PERIOD.
We’re like actors, we sign for a number of seasons
You are nothing like actors. Bravo is the organ grinder. You are the dancing monkey with the tip cup in your hand. You know full well this is not true. How many seasons of Glee did you sign on for? Because it is still going and you are not on it. The future season are not even written until season are renewed, you idiot? Did you sign on for 20 seasons of The New Normal too?
and they’re either going to pick you up at the end of the season or drop you, unless you finish out your contract.
Yes, and your pick up letter had MANY stipulations and your role is limited. And your contract is for ONE SEASON, so you finished yours.
You finish out your contract, then you’re out. You become a free agent like Lebron James. So I have obligations. It’s not like I can just walk away from something like it’s just that easy, it’s really not.
Nene, you are not Lebron James. You do not have a multi year contract. You are not a professional ball player. You are a mediawhore who acts a fool for our amusement on a season to season contract. And you are no longer amusing. Your time has come. That is why you have a limited contract where they allow you to make a um….graceful exit.
No one is buying the spin on how you are a bit player next season Nene. No one. I called your limited contract weeks ago.