As I previously referenced here and here James Radford Jr. has filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in the case of Phaedra Parks v Angela Stanton. Radford has published the motion in its entirety on his website. In addition to asking for a judgment in favor of Stanton, Stanton is also requesting legal fees due to the frivolous legal action.
Stanton provides numerous examples of evidence of the close bond between the plaintiff and defendant. Both women it seems have introduced the other to their families and have socialized with each other’s families on numerous occasions. It seems that Phaedra had been a many of Angela’s family gatherings and attended Angela’s mother’s funeral even though Angela herself was incarcerated at the time of her mother’s death. To be fair, Phaedra does love her a good funeral… what? She does! Continue reading
This morning James Radford, Angela Stanton’s attorney
filed a Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of Stanton
. They are asking for all charges against Stanton to be dismissed.
Based on Stanton’s own deposition and the two I have posted today
, all the evidence on record supports that the information in Stanton’s book is true.
Phaedra Parks has REFUSED to give a deposition according to my sources. A motion for sanctions against Phaedra for refusing to give a deposition has also been filed,
according to my sources.
How the heck can you refuse to be deposed about the claims of your case? I mean she is the PLAINTIFF for crying out loud! Why would you not want to make your claims under oath and on the record? Very Odd.
A courthouse source has provide this deposition, and another that will follow in the second part of this series of posts exclusively to Tamaratattles.com. Please be professional when referring to this post and provide the appropriate credit and links! Thanks.
This second deposition was taken last December by telephone. James Holland is the father of one of Angela Stanton’s children and is currently incarcerated. I am bemused by the fact that the term “head doctor” was used in an actual deposition. Is that wrong? Continue reading
…Shamekia Jackson for the hilarious Phaedra Parks fictional piece below. I can’t believe this website/station is affiliated with NBC. In fact, I just tweeted NBC to double-check. Now, I get the occasional chickenhead in here squawking from time to time about my bias, or my typos, or my grammar, all in the name of journalistic integrity. What they fail to understand is that journalistic integrity applies to journalists. I’m just some chick on a couch yammering on about my opinions of really bad television shows with some trial news and pop culture news sprinkled in. I am certainly not paid by a major media outlet to present an accurate account of what is going on in my community.
Check out Shamekia’s journalistic skills. Warning: If you are drinking a beverage, please set it aside and swallow before continuing, because this puts the ‘gomer’ in Montgomery.
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Best known as one of the popular housewives on Bravo’s reality show “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, Phaedra Parks spoke to students of Alabama State University about leadership, black history month and the steps she’s taken to reach success.
Well, ain’t that special. Phaedra Parks is speaking to our future generations about how to become successful. Continue reading
Cynthia Bailey spoke with Jet Magazine recently and shared her thoughts on Pajama Brawl and also answered questions about rumors of Peter’s involvement with Apollo Nida’s illegal activities. What do you think about her responses?
JET: Who do you blame for the fight (between Phaedra Parks’ husband, Apollo Nida, and Kenya Moore’s assistant Brandon DeShazer)?
CB: I say when Kenya actually got up. I don’t want to put the blame on her, but her emotion just caused a domino effect. You know we are all grown and personally, I always try to be rational and conduct myself with class, but sometimes my crew is a little messy sometimes — and I can’t not throw a rock in there sometimes. Continue reading
We begin tonight’s episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta at the J Spot! Girl, Miss Lawrence sure did get lucky with Bravo. He has been promoting his salon and hair services for many seasons and they frequently film at his store. Then he lands Fashion Queens?! He’s probably making more coin than some of the actual housewives! Tonight Marlo is in the salon getting her weave ironed. I cannot believe Bravo let our favorite felon back on the show. But lately, there are almost more people with federal charges pending than housewives with a clear record! I wonder if this is before or after the event where Nene tried to get Marlo arrested for assault? I sure hope they air that scene before the season ends! Nene was throwing a flinger!
Anyway, tonight Kenya is hosting a charity ball and Marlo is invited. The two ladies meet up at the J-Spot to have some girl talk. Kenya tells Miss Lawrence and Marlo the scoop on pajama brawl. They discuss their previous battles with Nene, and Kenya explains she is going to hold a fancy charity ball to raise money for Nene’s Favorite charity in order to get back in her good graces. Does Kenya not know that Nene’s favorite charity is Nene’s Louboutin Fund? I think she overestimates Nene’s ability to be charitable. I’m just saying.
Kandi is holding auditions for her play which by all accounts did very well on it’s Atlanta run despite the hilarious things we have seen in the casting call scenes. I assure you, most of those people do not represent the talent that Atlanta has to offer. It’s time for Porsha’s audition for the role of Kandi’s character’s younger sister, Jada. Porsha could not be bothered to memorize her lines, nor could she be arsed to cold read them as written. Her voice was up about three octaves and she spoke in a valley girl voice. She sang “His Eye is On the Sparrow” in a way over the top way. However, I think with a little coaching from Kandi, she would be alright in this small role. Continue reading
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Let’s hope that is a Voss Water!
Apollo Nida was scheduled to appear before U.S. District Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill today for a preliminary hearing on his four federal charges today at 10 a.m. If you are just tuning in, Apollo was charged with Embezzlement (10 year max) , Bank Fraud (30 year max), Aggravated Identity Theft (automatically adds 2 years to Bank Fraud sentence) , and Conspiracy (doubles the Bank Fraud sentence) on January 23rd.
However, on Monday, Apollo’s attorney, Thomas Bever, filed a Waiver of Preliminary Hearing on his behalf. He also filed an Unopposed Motion to Continue Proceedings. That motion asked for a thirty-day continuance making the first possible return to court March 26, 2014. No new calendar date has been set as of this posting. The continuance was not contested by the prosecution. That, combined with the wording of the motion strongly indicated that both parties were in “discussions.” This strongly suggests that the terms of a plea deal are being worked out and the case will not be going to trial. Continue reading
It’s been two weeks since the last episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and when last we left the ghetto peaches their men were brawling in their underwear. Tonight, we resume and it is the womens’ turn to try and turn things up. Please note, I will not be referencing Chuck Smith, AKA Big Homie in his own mind, at all during this scene as he will remain ensconced between the fireplace and his wife’s coat tails for the entire drama.
We begin with Phaedra continuously repeating “we need to leave” despite the fact that absolutely no one, and surely not Apollo is paying her the least bit of attention. Once again, Kenya speaks the truth in her talking head. Nene started all of this with her shit stirring questions and now that everything went left she is trying to wash her hands of the whole situation. Nene makes a dramatic and illiterate announcement, “This ain’t about gettin’ all crunk with no fisteses and stuff!” Porsha tells her sister “we ain’t sign up for no shit like that!” and they leave. It seems like Porsha is going to stroll through the lobby of the Intercontinental in a bright orange bra and panty set and a very see through white dress.
Christopher Williams and Nene seem to be on the same
drugs page and are hugging it out. Natalie’s face indicates that she is not thrilled her man is in a very long embrace with a half-nekkid woman in mullet lingerie. Christopher decides the best thing to do is make another announcement. He says, ” You have to be a strange person to walk up to somebody and tell them (approaches Nene) I know Gregg better than you….” His thoughts are so disjointed I am not even going to recap them. It seems like an attempt to get on his wife’s/girlfriend’s? good side. He accuses Kenya of being “on molly” (ecstasy). Well, KENYA didn’t appear to be on anything but now I have a good idea what he and perhaps a couple of others were on. I mean what’s a “pillow talk” party without some X? Thanks for spilling your own tea there, Christopher. Continue reading
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Apollo Nida says he felt threatened by Brandon, who was at the time restrained and practically being choked out by Peter. Thoughts?
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Since some sort of sporting event is disrupting our viewing schedules tonight, there will be no Real Housewives of Atlanta episode to recap tonight. In it’s place I thought I would share a random collection of Phaedra quotes from past seasons. Most of them are from way back in her first season on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
The ballerina at the shower was my idea. I don’t think people celebrate the arts quite enough and since I am you know an entertainment attorney, I have a love of the arts.
You know I’ve been riding since I was 8 years old, English style, I rode competitively in college and I have a few ribbons, so I would consider myself a true equestrian.
Apollo does not like elaborate dishes and I am a connoisseur of finer foods.
Apollo and I dated when I was in college before he went to prison, when he was released we got engaged and married within months. Continue reading
UPDATE: I am sort of over the long explanations here but I have had a few people refer me to THIS LINK to the Georgia Secretary of State Office where “corporations” (In this case a shell corp) are listed with the state. In this case the company is National Recovery Group Inc .The officers are identified there with Apollo as CEO and Phaedra as secretary as well as a couple other people. I also had a similar link for NIDA GROUP sent with pretty much the same set up. So sadly, it seems that Phaedra’s name is on at least a couple of their fake businesses. On the funny side, this is the website for National Recovery Group. It’s hysterical. My favorite paragraph is the one that talksa about Oprah! and “The USA Today!” It’s Nigerian emails level of stupid. Don’t forget to pay pal them some money while you are there using the very odd “totally safe and secure” box at the bottom of the site.
Today on Bethenny, Phaedra went through a long explanation about how her love for strip clubs developed from her long list of clients who are the hottest entertainers in the adult industry. She goes to see these big time entertainers at the strip club. She says she has been doing this for almost twenty years now. First of all, Phaedra was admitted to the bar in May of 1999. She likely did not start with a firm the day she passed the bar, so she has been practicing for less than 13 years. Thirteen is not “almost 20.”
We have to start asking ourselves who is making sense in these situations. Does it make sense that a lawyer who professes to represent strippers for a living hanging out in the strip club to discuss…god knows what? contract law? Or does what Jessica Volker says was going on at that time, that Phaedra was supplying strippers for parties make more sense?
Let’s take a look at Phaedra’s law career. According to Phaedra, she is an Entertainment Lawyer who represents entertainers with their contracts and such. This means she is primarily a civil lawyer. It also explains why we can only find one civil case in the history of Phaedra’s career. What Phaedra claims she does is represent adult entertainers. This means she essentially negotiates their contracts for clubs and private parties and such. I can see Ridickulous needing a contract for his “performances,” perhaps. Atlanta does have a ton of strip clubs but I just don’t see the strippers getting their own lawyers to review their employment contracts. If you want to swing on the pole at the Pink Pony, the owner gives you a form to sign outlining that you are an independent contractor and they basically don’t give you any compensation and you strip for tips. In fact, some strip clubs require the girls to pay the club to strip there. Phaedra is not needed for this sort of employment.
Does it seem more likely that a lawyer would be all up in the strip club? Or someone who manages strippers for private parties? Continue reading
One of my super sleuth commenters is very good at digging up information in Atlanta! I have been keeping a lot of things to myself that people send me because some stuff is so shady I am literally afraid to post it! Let’s just say that I am becoming convinced that Phaedra was involved with the whole Apollo scene. Allegedly. In my opinion.
With regard to things I am comfortable sharing here, I have some dribs and drabs of intel that I will post here. It seems that Phaedra and Apollo were renting their condo we see them in previous episodes. It appears that this may have been Phaedra’s first time as a home owner. Not a bad first time house, right?
Then this little tidbit “I found info on Onyx re: security breach of Maryland residents. Apollo/probably Phaedra had to have known since 2011 that investigators were looking at his company. What an idiot to keep doing it. But, remember what Angela Stanton said. Even after her cousin was arrested at DMV, Phaedra said to keep moving forward with the “project.” Click through to read the letter. Continue reading
Holy crap! When was this filmed? Crap. I have no idea what is wrong with my TV but it keeps going out. It looks like a problem with my dish! UGH. I missed the walk out. Todd is not on the show, It’s just Apollo, Greg and Peter. It looks like this was filmed on or around January 20th when the WWHL show was filmed. Apollo Nida turned himself in on January 23rd. So who knows who knew the arrest was coming in a couple of days.
Bethenny starts talking about Peter and Cynthia’s book. Bethenny asks how often a couple should have sex. She is obsessed with this question and asks EVERYONE who comes on the show. Apollo says, “whenever the man wants it!” The audience boos Apollo! Bethenny says so how often is that? Apollo says he gets it whenever he wants it. Bethenny continues to press. Apollo says ”I mean I’m kinda busy
with criminal activities and all so about 3….4 times a week. ” Gregg says he needs more than that. Bethenny asks how often Gregg wants it and he says, “I’m married to Nene Leakes!”
Bethenny clears up what I have been saying all along. THE HUSBANDS DO NOT GET PAID. Thank you. Some of y’all refuse to believe that. Husbands and children do not get paid. Continue reading