*’The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s” Phaedra Parks sued author and former friend Angela Stanton for defamation after Stanton published the book “Lies of a Real Housewife” in which she alleges that Parks played a role in the fraudulent schemes that landed Angela and Phaedra’s husband Apollo Nida behind bars.
Now, the judge presiding over Phaedra’s defamation case against Angela has dismissed Stanton’s multimillion-dollar counter-claim against the reality TV star. SandraRose.com reports that after the judge granted Parks’ motion for dismissal, she “dropped her defamation lawsuit against Stanton with prejudice. Meaning Parks is barred from ever going after Stanton in court if Stanton continues to accuse Parks of knowingly participating in her husband Apollo Nida’s criminal enterprise.”
Parks married ex-con Nida when he was released from prison in 2009. He enjoyed a few years of freedom and gained fame with RHOA. Despite a lush life in the spotlight, Apollo engaged in criminal activity in order to maintain his celebrity lifestyle. In 2014, he was sentenced to.8 years in federal prison for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than $2.3 mil through phony bank accounts. Stanton and Nida were partners in crime when Nida was busted on federal racketeering charges.
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The outcome of Phaedra and Angela’s legal battle will allow Stanton to continue to accuse Parks of knowing about Apollo’s shady hustle without fear of being sued; and Phaedra can continue to deny that anything ever happened.
Meanwhile, celebrity blogger Sandra Rose also reports that Parks is currently shopping for a multi-million dollar mansion, saying, “My real estate spy knows Parks’ real estate agent. But don’t say I told you that.”
Additionally, Bravo is looking for some fresh faces for season 9 of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, and Kenya Moore are desperate to hold onto their peaches, according to Sandra Rose. But producers are reportedly drawing up pink slips for two of them.