Published by on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:00 am.
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There’s some great and not-so-great news for past and present cast members of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. On the positive side, Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida are expecting their second child. But on the downer side, former RHOA star Sheree Whitfield received a financial back-slap from her divorce lawyers.
In 2010, Sheree was sued by Weinstock & Scavo, the law firm that represented her in her divorce from former NFL star Bob Whitfield. The lawyers claimed the ex-reality star owed them up $165,000 in legal bills. Although she paid $69,000 to W&S for their services, she allegedly didn’t paid the remaining $96,000, claiming the firm was overcharging her. Unfortunately, for Sheree (and her pocketbook) a judge sided with the law firm and ordered the “Real Housewife” to cough up the balance along with interest, a total of $119,674. Ouch!
On lighter and loving note, blogs maybe wrong about Phaedra and Apollo heading to divorce court, but they would be right to report that the couple is headed to the maternity ward. The reality star couple are expecting baby number two, breaking the news exclusively to People. Maybe all of the complaining they did about each other during last week’s episode was just for the cameras!
Published by Dior Noir on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:00 am.
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Lies, all lies. That’s what Phaedra Parks is calling the allegations that she was previously involved in insurance check fraud, auto-theft and racketeering, all slung by a woman named Angela Stanton. Stanton, who claims to be a partner in crime to The Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s previous alleged illegal activities, turned to Vibe last week to spill the details and promote her new book called Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil.
Like any good lawyer, Phaedra quickly objected, and she even tapped a few of her legal buddies to help smooth things out. “The interview circulating is a lie. My attys @bjbernstein & @LLinWood will deal w/this false & defamatory interview swiftly,” she Tweeted (March 15).
The reality personality would be referring to her Atlanta-based lawyers B.J. Bernstein and Lin Wood. Wood, a civil defense lawyer hired by the reality personality to to file defamation lawsuits against the allegations also made a statement on Twitter and said, “False accusations have been published about @PhaedraParks. @bjbernstein and I shall aggressively address and refute these lies. Stay tuned.”
It seems like Phaedra might be able to squash this. After all she’s been more than forthcoming about her husband’s criminal past on her Bravo network show. Why would she have left out such a huge detail out of her past especially while flaunting around as a defense lawyer knowing that anyone could dig up her past. I mean really, the internet finds out everything, if Phaedra had been charged with a crime in the past wouldn’t TMZ or somebody have pulled up the public record by now?
Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 10:00 am.
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“Everybody knows” Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta prides herself off being the “ultimate Southern belle”: a devoted wife and mother, lawyer, God-fearing funeral director and ever lover of all things “Ridickulous.” But did you know she had an extensive criminal past? Well that’s what a woman named Angela Stanton claims.
Stanton, the author of a book called Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil, alleges Parks has committed insurance check fraud, auto-theft and racketeering. Her proof? Stanton says she was the Housewife’s partner in crime.
“We were all involved in a federal racketeering scheme against the federal government,” Stanton told Vibe exclusively while promoting the book. ““Stealing Porches, Hummers, Cadillacs, Corvettes, any hot whip at that time, we had it! We would basically go to the car lot and write down the VIN numbers of the vehicles that we felt as if we wanted to keep or would make a good sale…”
Stanton says she first met Phaedra through an artist named Drama and eventually started working with the reality star and her husband Apollo Nida on their side “business” of cashing fraudulent insurance checks. She was eventually arrested for forgery and points out what Housewives has brought up before: Apollo has served time in jail (2004) for racketeering and theft.
But did Phaedra get off scott free? Or are these the bogus allegations of yet another fame-leech trying to make a buck?