UPDATE: I read the court’s order for Phaedra to comply with the depo. The topics are narrowed to two. One, her agreement with Augustus Publishing resulting in her dropping her suit against them. And two, any “non-privileged” questions regarding Apollo and his “alleged” criminal activities. Which is pretty much the entire case more or less. So the depo might be interesting. Unfortunately, the agreement with Augustus has a confidentiality agreement involved. This means that the court will seal the depo when it is entered into evidence. So we probably won’t ever get to read it.
In other news, Phaedra is on her way to LA. Who wants to go to the taping of Ellen and report back? 🙂 No depo today, tomorrow, Wednesday or probably Thursday so I suppose she will squeeze it in on Friday or Monday of next week? That Phaedra always pushing things to the last minute.
I’m getting really bored with this drama. One would think that Phaedra would have better things to do being a single mother with two young sons, filming a TV show, selling her workout videos, hawking her etiquette book to the less genteel, running a busy entertainment law practice representing celebrities, embalming all those bodies of humans and pets alike, taking her prayer cloth on a countrywide tour of religious congregations, making talk show appearances, building moats and gates around her white house, and now filing for divorce from her felonious husband. One would think so. But one would be wrong. Because more than two years and countless attorneys later, Parks v. Stanton is still a thing. One has to wonder how long cases can drag on especially with and uncooperative plaintiff.
I got tired of transcribing the ridiculous excuse for a deposition this summer. I got tired of waiting for the plaintiff’s response to the defense’s motion to compel, which turned up last month. It was equally as ridiculous as the “deposition.” Plaintiff’s attorney, who must be dying to jump ship like the others before him have, responded by saying that Phaedra did answer all relevant questions and that Defendant’s attorney was trying to make the case about Apollo. Isn’t Apollo a big part of the case? The alleged libel of Phaedra is that Angela wrote a book that said that Phaedra was involved in Apollo’s criminal mess, right? If this was happening on a TV show we’d all be screaming about the absurdity of the storyline. But it’s not a TV show. This is actually going on in a court of law. Over two years.
The latest news is two months after Angela’s lawyer filed a motion to compel (another Phaedra deposition) and one month after Phaedra’s lawyer filed a response that pretended the first one was perfectly normal, last Friday, the court finally answered. Once again, Phaedra is compelled to give a deposition. She has until next Monday to do so. According to my interpretation of her calendar and tweets, today would be a good day for that, Tuesday Phaedra Films Ellen Wednesday she will be on The Ellen Show. And of course she is going to take her prayer cloth and a sack of books to a church service Wednesday night at 7, so the rest of the week looks bad. Because, Hollywood. So my guess is, either she is doing it today or next Monday. Which means I suppose I should plan on getting the oil changed sooner rather than later for a possible road trip to Lawrenceville. I wonder if I have any readers in the area? That last ride home was a nightmare.
Do you guys think there will be anything new and interesting in the second deposition? At what point will the judge set a trial date and tell Phaedra to shit or get off the pot? It’s HER case. She is the plaintiff. Isn’t this much stalling proof of vexatious litigation? Or does that only apply to multiple suits for the same issue? Or is this just how a lot of people spend their time? I suppose Phaedra doesn’t actually have to invest her time in this case, other than being deposed. Nor does Angela. It’s just a bunch of repetitive motions being filed over and over and over with no end in sight. I suppose we have to count on the judge, who does have to spend time on this nonsense finally getting tired of the case as well and somehow forcing something to happen. Maybe next fall? Sigh.
Predictions anyone? Because, as of now, I’ve got nothing.