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
This deposition of Justin Cody, a father of one of Angela Stanton’s children, was taken by James Radford, attorney of record for Angela Stanton, as part of pre-trial discovery. The deposition was taken at Robert A. Deyton Federal Prison last November. It’s full of interesting information that appears to validate the information in Stanton’s book, Lies of a Real Housewife. Cody states that Phaedra Parks was a participant in and perhaps the mastermind behind, a serious of criminal activities for which Stanton was prosecuted and convicted. 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.
Many of us felt that the tone Stanton’s book had the feel of a “scorned lover.” It is interesting to read the reason Cody cites for his breakup with Stanton. Continue reading
Apologies in advance if the recaps come out a little slower tonight. I’m having laptop issues on my end and using a temporary keyboard I am not used to. We start tonight with one of those staged husband and wife scenes where Nene and Gregg recount for the cameras the previous nights events. Let me just start by saying that Nene is telling it all wrong.
This “she said,she said” that happened last week about the event being to “honor Nene.” Is manufactured. Kenya held a charity event and selected a charity that Nene claims involvement with as a way to smooth things over with Nene. She did not use Nene’s name to invite people to the event. She selected a charity that Nene claims to support in an attempt to placate Nene after the whole Pajama Brawl situation. Nene made herself look stupid. No one else had a hand in that. A simple, “Thank you all for coming out for this worthy cause. I hope you will all consider making a donation to one of my favorite charities.” would have sufficed. Now Nene is trying to say she was bullied into attending the ball. Continue reading
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…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
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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You know who else likes books? Hitler! Um, I mean Andy Cohen.
You know what OK Magazine thought would be a fun idea? Getting someone who has not read a book since middle school and even then only read the Cliff’s Notes to do some book reviews! Well, it kind of make sense when the books are “written” by Bravolebrities who have never read a book either (let alone actually written the ones he is discussing.) So just for shits and giggles, let’s see what Reza has to say about three books he has never read by people who didn’t actually write them.
Reza likes the cover of Phaedra’s book. He loves things that are red and pink because he is gay. (His words not mine.) And he thinks the full page photo of Phaedra on the back is cute and he wants to give her a hug. But when you open the book. Wait? He opens a book? Are we witnessing a first here on OK Magazine Video? Rene says $23 is rather steep for a book. And it is for this book. However, it does make it clear that Reza has never purchased a book in his life. Continue reading
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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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Phaedra Parks and Mayor Kasim Reed
Just a quick post about Phaedra Parks’s recent cancellation of her book signing at City Hall in Atlanta since I keep getting asked about it and there has been some misinformation in the comments here. Phaedra is in the middle of promoting her ridiculous book that I will not even acknowledge by title here about her southern graces. I thought there could be no one more ridiculous to peddle a book on etiquette when the Countess De Lesseps published her little ditty a few years ago, but then along came Ms. Parks.
Anyway, the book signing was scheduled for last Friday at noon and Phaedra cancelled it due to inclement weather. Several of you found that suspicious. In this instance, I am here to take up for Phaedra. Last week was an icy mess in the city. All metro schools closed on Friday out of an abundance of caution. Earlier in the week the schools did not close when they should have and hundreds of middle and high school students were stranded at their schools overnight. Other students were stranded on school buses until the wee hours of the morning trying to get home. It was a logistical nightmare. On Friday morning there was still ice on some of the side roads, so despite the weather warming up by noon, it made total sense for Phaedra to reschedule. Continue reading
UPDATE 2: Here are the on air interviews with Angela Stanton they are very similar to the off air interview in the link in the previous update. But just in case you are interested.
UPDATE : Video of Angela Stanton Interview with Sasha the Diva today: Must view video! Angela talks about seeing Phaedra at the depo ( she would not look her in the eye) and the fact that the Secret Service wants to meet with here for information on Apollo with regard to her current charges! Blockbuster news! Says Apollo contacted her!
I have spent countless hours over the past couple of weeks delving into the arrest of Apollo Nida and the subsequent events that followed as a result of that arrest. On of the topics covered here included taking a fresh look at Angela Stanton’s claims against Phaedra that at the time none of us took very seriously. As I was doing that, I ran across someone on Twitter who seemed to have the inside track on Angela. She presents herself as a PR person and her Twitter history showed that she was a long time supporter of Angela Stanton. I decided that her information was credible enough to use on the blog. I made a comment or two either in a post or comments or both that there was a hearing on February 4th (today) regarding Angela Stanton’s counter claim against Phaedra Parks.
Some time later that day or the next, I am unsure as I was literally blogging around the clock at the time, I had a twitter encounter with James Radford, who is Angela Stanton’s attorney. When our interaction ended, I wish him “good luck next week.” He responded asking what I was referring to and I told him I meant at the hearing on the 4th. He said that they were a long way from trial and was curious to know where I got the information. I referred him to the PR person and he said there must have been some confusion and they were a long way from trial. At that point, I dropped the issue. Continue reading
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