The Feds have begun to come after Apollo Nida to pay back that $1,948,967.13 he stole from Delta employees and other victims, and they are starting by garnishing any money he has not yet been paid from his gig on RHOA. This is a bit odd because husbands don’t get paid on the real housewives. Husbands have always been included in the paycheck to the wives. I’m not really sure how that is worded legally and it varies from production company to production company within the Real Housewives franchise. I know production requires the husbands to appear at reunions and such unless they are David Foster or someone of similar status who they know they are not going to get to comply. It’s a negotiation between the wife and the production company and the husband and the production company. If you are new and not famous, it’s mandatory. That would include Apollo.
The fundamental question is how does it work for tax purposes? If the husband’s “pay” is included in the wife’s contract, is there a specified amount that the husband owes taxes on? It’s late and I’m brain dead and will look into all of this later. But it is possible, that the Feds are taking money that Phaedra thought she would get since her husband the felon is locked up. In fact, that is the most likely scenario. Remember when Apollo said on camera this season that Phaedra was not giving him money so he had no choice but to steal from grandmothers?
Anyway a new court document first obtained by Radar Online states:
Based on the information in its possession, the United States believes that the Garnishee has money, accounts, funds or property of the judgment debtor in its possession, custody or control, and said property is a nonexempt interest of the judgment debtor subject to garnishment… the garnishee is: True Entertainment, LLC.
You are herby required to withhold and retain pending further order, any property, funds, accounts, royalties, wages, monies, stock or earnings of the judgement debtor, including but not limited to any new property of which you obtain custody, control, or possession while this Writ is in effect.
You are further required by law to answer in writing, under oath, within ten days, after receipt of the Writ, providing the following information: Whether you have any property owned by or due to Apollo Nida, including funds, accounts, monies, stock, earning in your custody, control or possession, a description of the property and the value of the property…the amount you are holding, owe, or anticipate owing to Apollo Nida.
Okay, as I continue to read the document, it appears the Feds have already gotten $600k or so from somewhere. I have no idea where that came from but the writ itself is a writ for CONTINUING garnishment which leads me to believe that some or all of it could be coming from True Entertainment. It could be that since it was a joint endeavor that Phaedra may not clear any money for this season. This could explain why Phaedra suddenly wanted to stop filming with the ladies at some point and became unmanageable. And also why she only films with her mother and family now.
Here is some exclusive Tamara Tattles Tea I have been waiting for more info before sharing. Phaedra’s neighbors reported that on February 2 she was driving a white Jaguar and her usual car, a white Mercedes was not longer at the house. Repo? In Apollo’s name? Loaner while car is in the shop? We were not sure.
On Sunday the 8th there was a tow truck at Phaedra’s house. As of two days ago, Phaedra was out of town again and the boys were with their nanny and babysitters. Phaedra has some minor appearance on a Mardi Gras float coming up next week. Perhaps she left to get her party on early? The name Mr. Chocolate makes it sound like he is someone who would enjoy Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Those poor boys. One parent in prison and the other is rarely home according to neighbors. Allegedly. #FixItJesus