Well that was a lot faster than I expected. Apollo Nida has been ordered to turn himself in to FMC Lexington in Lexington Kentucky on September 10th 2014 by 12 noon. FMC Lexington is an old prison that was once used primarily as a psychiatric hospital. The word on the prison circuit is that it has limited air conditioning and gets very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Apollo will be allowed to spend up to $320 a month on beanie weenies and snickers bars. He will be in a hospital environment for the first part of his “drug treatment” program. When he is cleared to work he will spend 90 days working in food service before he can request a different job assignment. The best job assignments are in one of the onsite factories. Continue reading
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Yet another motion to compel. Phaedra was extremely uncooperative at her deposition.
Phaedra refuses to answer pretty much every question about Apollo.
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
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.
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 explains how Apollo’s arrest proves her statement in her book are true.
Phaedra’s Fancypants Attorneys jump ship on the heels of Apollo Nida’s Arrest.
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
The Curious Case of Parks v. Stanton Chapter Two: A Tale Told By An Idiot, Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing
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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
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In a nutshell, filming has been weird. I am not sure what it all means. Let’s start with Phaedra. Far from the rumored “leave of absence” Phaedra has been filming a good deal. She’s filmed with Apollo in Chastain Park the day before she arrived late to Cynthia’s Essence party only to leave when she realized Apollo was there. That seems more and more like planned drama because contrary to before Apollo was sentenced and before RHOA filming began when the two love birds were all touring the country separately, they are currently both back in the house, and filmed a scene in the house yesterday. Phaedra has also filmed with Cynthia that I know of. Fun Phaedra fact: Phaedra lives in a Cul de Sac in a nice part of Atlanta proper. It’s not a gated community but it is rather secured and has a low crime rate if you take Apollo out of the equation. Last week, Phaedra from some reason decided she wanted to fence the front yard and add an electronic keypad entry gate for the driveway. The neighbors were a bit perplexed by that decision. They were even more confused when the work crew failed to locate the water and electric before digging. And they hit the water line. To make matters worse, no one was home when this happened. Continue reading
I have been goofing off all morning, er… um….afternoon, and watching Tyrant and catching up on Twitter and I came across a post on Reality Tea about Kandi buying Todd a Corvette for his birthday! That post reminded me of something that Source told me during our last chat. It seems there is a lot of car shopping happening in Atlanta.
Not only did Kandi buy Todd a Corvette, retail value between $50-65K, another Real Housewife of Atlanta has been car shopping for her man and herself. Continue reading
And the elephant is that second kid. Look. I didn’t cover Yolanda’s 13 year old getting a DUI, I didn’t cover a lot of things with kids. But it is clear to anyone with eyes that Phaedra’s second son… has some questionable parentage. Remember how Apollo was trying to keep everything low key on the broadcast version of the birth, but Phaedra wanted a huge dramatic thing? And how Apollo wanted nothing to do with the new kid? And how Apollo said in Mexico he basically wished his wife would use a motherfucking CONDOM if she chose to stray? And how on all his interviews he talks about his son, SINGULAR?
Well in the ATL, the streets are not just talking about this they are screaming. Seriously, I’m a shut in, and I am totally aware. I’ve alluded to it before, but, now, there is some serious news ALLEGEDLY I must discuss with you guys. And they involve children. /SIGH
But before I do, I must give a disclaimer. Just like with Sheree, I am not stalking anyone. I never go any fucking place and if I do I make a HUGE deal about having to GO INTO THE WORLD on twitter. I’m quite content sitting here reporting shit. The Chateau Sheree pics were all provided by other people until one day I had a doctor’s appointment in that part of town and there were people there working who I stopped to talk to and used my emergency (I’m a prepper what can I say) camera to take five whole pictures with total permission. Continue reading
One of the downsides of having your own website, is that it takes a lot of work and consumes all of your time. It keeps me from reading other blogs that I used to really enjoy, like StraightFromtheA. Michelle is a great source of RHOA tea because she is very active in the ATL social life and runs in the same circles as a few of the housewives. Phaedra in particular. Because of her friendliness with Phaedra, Atlien has been fairly mum on the unfortunate position that Phaedra is currently facing. She did however post recently about a party to celebrate Cynthia’s spread in Ebony Magazine, that she attended. She is also the source for the numerous reports you guys a have sent me (thanks!) about Phaedra “taking a leave of absence” from filming RHOA. If you had told me that the story was coming from Atlien I would have investigated sooner. I’ve drilled down all the tea. Grab a snack and get ready for this because there is a lot to cover. And for me the Phaedra stuff is a mere side order.
I am continuing to research and am not sure where to start. First of all, the party was held on July 17th at Bar One to celebrate Cynthia Bailey’s Ebony Magazine spread. All of the former housewives were there except three. According to Atlien, Phaedra was en route when she was tipped off that Apollo was there. She opted not to show up. It is interesting that production would not alert Phaedra to the fact that her soon to be ex husband would be at the event.
As you recall, I exclusively reported that the previous day, July 16th, Apollo, Phaedra and the boys were filming in Chastain Park. They arrived in separate cars, even the boys and the nanny had their own car. It sounded like a supervised visitation sort of thing to me. I speculated that it would be the Phaedra and Apollo breakup scene. Perhaps she presented the divorce papers. There have been reports of Phaedra filing for divorce this week. I found nothing on the website to substantiate that claim. However, it is obvious that will be happening. My spies in Phaedra’s neighborhood say they haven’t seen Apollo at the house in quite some time. She’s done with him. This is not news. Continue reading
While Apollo was frolicking in the park with Phaedra today, the court handed down his restitution order. Or perhaps it happened this morning so he could be freed up for his unpaid Bravo job. The court has ordered that Apollo repay $1,948,214.85 to his victims. Restitution is to be paid jointly and severally in accordance with the restitution order to be paid by Gayla St. Julien. Which basically means they are both responsible until the balance is paid off. Payment is due immediately.
Any money he makes in prison (prison wages are as low as 25 cents and hour) will be paid directly to the restitution fund. Upon release, Apollo will be required to get a job and pay back $250 a month plus 25% of any gross income beyond $2,300 a month. Below is the list of his victims, who will never get their money back. Continue reading
It’s a beautiful July day in the ATL! What a lovely day to take your kids to the park to visit with the father who will soon be off to the pokey. And of course the Bravo cameras are there to capture it all on film. This afternoon, Phaedra, Apollo and their sons the Mayor of Toronto and the President of Sudan or whatever are at Chastain park having a custody visit. Phaedra came in her car, Apollo came in his car, the nanny came in her car.
There is Bravo crew everywhere. This scene reminds me of the time Sheree and Bob went there to talk and Sheree assaulted him with a drink. Hopefully this scene will go a bit better. Whatever could the storyline be? A divorce discussion? A scene for Phaedra to deny any knowledge of Apollo’s criminal ways? A scene where Phaedra says she is selling the house and moving to Athens? Continue reading