On June 19th, Phaedra Parks sat for a 5-hour long grueling deposition in the “Phaedra Parks vs. Angela Stanton” civil lawsuit.
Phaedra Parks stars on Bravo’s hit reality show, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and is married to newly convicted felon, Apollo Nida, who’s currently serving an 8-year prison sentence for identity fraud.
Just a quick background, Phaedra Parks is suing Angela Stanton on the grounds Stanton lied on her in her book, “Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil.” Stanton’s book exposes alleged scams Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida took part in involving check and theft fraud a few years ago. Stanton took the fall for those crimes and served time in prison while Phaedra got off scott-free. Phaedra Parks adamantly denies those claims and in 2012 filed a defamation lawsuit against her former friend.
On June 19th, Phaedra Parks sat for a 5-hour long grueling deposition in the “Phaedra Parks vs. Angela Stanton” civil lawsuit. After months of dodging requests from Angela Stanton’s legal counsel to give information in a defamation lawsuit Parks she was ordered by the court to be deposed.
As we previously reported, a source close to the case informed All About The Tea EXCLUSIVELY that Phaedra Parks used the opportunity to try to get away with obnoxious unprofessional behavior during the discovery. Phaedra refused to answer pertinent questions relating to the case and specifically regarding her convict husband, Apollo Nida. Primarily ones that involve her husband’s criminal activity. Most questions asked about Apollo were met with “I will not be answering that [as it pertains to Apollo].” In the deposition, Phaedra claims she does not know how Apollo and Angela knew each other and she was unaware of any criminal activity between the two. These are the same claims she said were false in Angela’s book. If Phaedra did not know of any of their crimes then how would she know the claims in Angela’s book are false?
Due to Parks uncooperative behavior to compel in the judicial process, Stanton’s attorney was forced to file another “Motion to Compel.” See a copy of the new motion below, signed off by a Gwinnett County Judge on October 10, 2014:
The order requires Parks to fully participate in the discovery process. She’ll have to resubmit to another deposition and fully answer ALL questions that lead to discoverable evidence regarding her relationship with Apollo Nida. The court has ordered Parks be deposed within the next 10 days. The deadline is October 20.
There seems to be a web of deceit surrounding Parks initial deposition and the court is ordering she be truthful when she sits for her second deposition within the next 10 days. Stay tuned for further updates on this case.
Nancy Zhāng is an Entertainment Blogger for All About The Tea. Nancy covers hot topics, recaps and celeb news. She loves to multi-task as a writer and a private chef. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from LSU. Nancy’s married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds.