Did Phaedra Parks Take A Leave Of Absence From RHOA to Avoid Her Angela Stanton Deposition Being Filmed?

Posted on Jul 27 2014 - 11:48am by Editor

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There’s a lot of gossip and speculation floating around that Bravo has lost one of their star peaches. Unconfirmed reports say, Phaedra Parks has taken a leave of absence from the “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

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As we previously reported, season 7 of “RHOA” is currently filming and Phaedra and her hubby, Apollo Nida are facing a very rough season. Apollo Nida is heading off to prison to serve a 8-year prison sentence; which leaves Phaedra alone to figure out how she’ll raise their sons while he’s in lock up.

Many speculated Phaedra’s departure may have to do with Apollo finally admitting he lied on Kenya Moore and the #TextGate scandal during a recent taping of the show. Apollo filmed a scene at Peter Thomas’, Bar One, where he comes clean about the Kenya Moore #TextGate. He admitted he initially texted Kenya because he wanted to have sex with her and when she exposed him, he lied to his wife to cover up his dishonest actions.

[MUST READ:] Apollo Nida Finally Admits To Lying About Kenya Moore & Text Messages

While it may appear from all outward appearances Phaedra is taking a small break from the show to focus on her kids during this “difficult” transition, others don’t think so.

As we previously reported, on June 19, a “Motion to Compel” order was issued to Phaedra Parks. The “RHOA” star and power attorney was ordered by a Georgia Court that she must be deposed by Angela Stanton’s attorneys in 45 days of the order. That would mean Phaedra has until August 3rd, 8 days from today (July 27) to answer the court ordered motion or face legal ramifications.

This means Phae Phae can no longer drag this case out wasting the court and the defendant’s time. If Phaedra continues to refuse to be deposed, the judge will rule her lawsuit has no merit and Angela Stanton’s counterclaims for damages will be awarded. 

Angela Stanton, author of the book, “Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil,” candidly exposed the scams Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida were doing years ago involving check and auto theft  fraud. Angela and Apollo took the fall for those crimes and served time in prison while Phaedra got off scott-free. Phaedra Parks adamantly denied those claims and in 2012 filed a defamation lawsuit against her former friend.

Perhaps, Phaedra’s “sudden” leave of absence may have more to do with Parks avoiding her own legal drama being filmed, than, Apollo apologizing and allegedly kissing Kenya Moore on camera. By Apollo’s own admission, the couple’s relationship is in a bad place. Supposedly, the two have been living apart for  a year so Apollo filming a scene with Kenya Moore seems irrelevant as this point.

[MUST READ] Phaedra Parks Ordered To Give Deposition in Lawsuit Against Angela Stanton

Phaedra has filmed a lot of footage for the show already involving Apollo’s legal mess so why the abrupt change now when the clock is ticking for own deposition?

Speculation is, Phaedra knows her Angela Stanton legal matters would be ultimate MUST SEE reality TV and she couldn’t hide that part of her life from the Bravo cameras .

With Phaedra possibly taking a leave of absence, producers may consider finding a temporary replacement. The gossip is, Sheree Whitfield might return to the “RHOA” this season, so it would be interesting to catch up with her in Phaedra’s absence.

The clock is ticking and what’s goes on in the dark always comes to light!

Is the law finally catching up to Phaedra Parks? Why would a woman with nothing to hide continuously dodge requests from Angela Stanton’s legal counsel to give information in a defamation lawsuit Parks brought against her accuser (Angela Stanton)? Tell us what you think. Sound off in the comments.

 

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  • Michael

    I think it’s quite possible that Phaedra may be trying to avoid having her legal issues be on the show, I’m not so sure they would bother to have a replacement for the time she would be off. Aviva was gone for nearly half the #RHONY season without a fill-in. Shereè would be a good choice to aggravate NeNaw, so would Marlo. But I’d replace her with Angela Stanton herself, if she was available 🙂 that way we know there would be talk about Phaedra’s legal troubles. .

    • I like the way you think. Excellent comment.

      • Missy Michelle

        I agree! Excellent comment Michael!! If they haven’t thought of it already, maybe you can email Bravo with your suggestion about Angela. Ratings would hit the roof!!!!!

  • Bravo sets up a filming schedule. Phaedra could schedule around deposition. Bravo cant make Phaedra tell them when she is sitting down for a deposition. Pha can plead the 5th for most questions. Angela has to show, intent, loss of income, provable LOSS of $$, prove that what Pha said, Pha knew to be a lie and continued to spread the lie. Angela has no evidence of Pha committing any crimes.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi rx! How do you know what Angela knows or doesn’t know?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Plead the 5th in a civil case? I am confused. I thought that was not allowed.

    • HI Doxie….Happy Sunday!

      Can you explain further how she can plead the 5th in this case….Thanks.

  • Disgracing Phedra is not what Bravo wants….Bravo built up the fake story arc of SOUTHERN BELL……..Pha on a book tour and is planning to milk single motherhood….with Bravo’s HELP = in my opinion.

    • Zoe D.

      I agree…Bravo is going to do all they can to protect her good…*ahem* name.

      • twifan2

        That is going to be one lost battle there, Zoe! 🙂

    • BOOM! That’s exactly right.

    • Norrth

      I think Bravo is probably tired of its growing felons list (The Giudices, Apollo). There’s something going on with one of the couples from NJ. The Lauritas don’t have felony problems but have that lawsuit. Now Phaedra is potentially involved in the case with Stanton which, if proven, could lead to a felony charge.

      I wonder who, at Bravo, was in charge of casting. Did anyone ever have to prove their net worth? It feels like Bravo gathered a group of people who were hoping to become wealthy via the show. Not so in all cases, of course.

  • BRAVO is clearly going to make Apollo out to be a iar to ALL and hood winked poor Pha. = in my opinion

  • Zoe D.

    Good Afternoon everyone…*waving*

    Bravo and Andy love Phakdra…they will try to play the sympathy card like their doing with Teresa, from RHNJ. I for one think she is trying to keep her legal issues off camera…and play the suffering single mom. By doing this…she’ll gain sympathy from the fans…and they’ll over look the real issues. But she can’t hide for too long…sooner or later she’ll have to come out and play.

    • TartLemon

      The difference is Teresa put all her business out there doing every interview and cover story for the $$$.

      Phaedra hasn’t done that. Smart move.

    • Good afternoon Zoe! Happy Sunday.

      I agree that Bravo/Andy do love messy Phae and will definitely give her the poor innocent wife……sympathy for me and my kids edit. Which is a bunch is BS.

  • Marsbars09

    The walls are definitely closing on Fake. I KNOW she definitely don’t want Angela Stanton’s name mentioned on the show.
    With Apollo on his way to the slammer, I bet Fake is sh*tting bricks on how to respond to the Angela Stanton deposition.

    • LOL—I bet she is. She had to know it was going to catch up with her eventually. Bringing a lawsuit against Angela was a stupid move. Phaedra is only digging her own grave.

      • Agstisme

        At the time, Phaedra didn’t think it was a stupid move to file the counterclaim. She thought she was the high-powered attorney who could simply intimidate Angela into dropping the lawsuit. Her strategy back fired. In essence, Phaedra cut her own throat. I believe she blatantly lied to her attorneys regarding the facts of the case. Once they discovered what Angela had on Phaedra and was saying in her book as truth…they hit the road. IMO Angela has been receiving advice from her own high-powered attorney who is a tad bit smarter than Phaedra!!!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Okay, It’s been a while now so I am confused. What counterclaim are you referring to? I thought this was all part of Phaedra’s defamation lawsuit.

          • Agstisme

            Yes your right!!! I’m trying to read, type and watch my 3 year old granddaughter. Clearly it isn’t working for me…lol

          • cait

            Ag, The granddaughter has to go ! Interfering with our free-flow of information ! Maybe the Juiceys could adopt her !

          • Agstisme

            She will be going but not until 7 pm and not with the Fraudices. Although I bet she could give that Miliania a run for her money….lol

          • cait

            Couldn’t she just go round there for a while and rough the little potty-mouth up a bit !

          • WestCoastFeed

            Little potty mouth has just been given a bunny to manhandle. I guess the parrotlet escaped.

          • twifan2

            Way to go Reco! 🙂

          • cait

            Has she killed the doggy already ?

          • WestCoastFeed

            No, the doggy seems to be fine, though we haven’t had reports of it going to the groomers for blueberry shampoos recently.

          • cait

            Blueberry shampoo at groomers ? Wish I was so poor ! Oooh, I am, so don’t buy that stuff !

        • twifan2

          That was the worst ‘move’ Phae could have done!-imo

        • You said it so well here. I agree 100%. The one thing I despise is a person/company/entity that abuse their position or power to tie up a court case…I DESPISE it! Angela was fortunate enough to have 2 things….1) a strong legal team that wins cases and 2) lawyers willing to fight this case all the way.

          I agree, Phae’s lawyers dropped her when they got to the meat of the case, reviewed Angela’s evidence and figured Phae was lying to them.

          Lawyers hate to be lied to by their clients. It’s the worse position to place a lawyer in.

          • cait

            And Lawyers know Liars, right ?

        • Marsbars09

          I believe Angela is being represented by Atlanta’s finest legalese.
          Fake better watch out.

      • twifan2

        It’s a good thing for her she has a mortician’s license then.

        • cait

          How do you embalm yourself ? GO FED FLEER !

  • TartLemon

    IMO, in real life, the best thing Phaedra can do is keep up the silent media treatment.

    • Marsbars09

      ITA tart. I never thought Fake should have returned for season 7. There are a lot of things she doesn’t want exposed and national TV is not the place to be if you don’t want that to happen.

      • TartLemon

        Phaedra has not commented on the legal stuff. Everyone else has.

        It’s like the difference in Giudices and Lauritas. Both have serious problems, but Teresa chose to sell hers; Jaq has not.

        • Marsbars09

          True, but there is a great chance her cast mates may talk about it or ask her about it on camera. How, or if she responds, is the question.

    • twifan2

      Plead the 5th!

      • cait

        Can these people even count up to 5 ?

        • twifan2

          Her boys can teach them. 😉

    • WestCoastFeed

      My guess is that she is scrambling to withdraw her suit and pay Angela off with a big sum and get the settlement sealed by the court.

      • twifan2

        I hope Apollo doesn’t help her financially with that!

  • Norrth

    Having read her book, I am hard pressed to bet against Stanton. She and Jessica Lacy Voker seem to hang on to everything. If those pieces are proven legitimate, especially Jessica’s text messages, they will make things, at the very least, difficult for Phaedra. Does anyone know if Phaedra’s legal team really did withdraw from her case last Oct and if so, why?

    • Hi Norrth!

      I read her legal team did drop the case but I’m not sure why. And that Phaedra would be representing herself.

      • Norrth

        The housewives shows draw a lot of attorneys, for some odd reason, so I’m sure someone here can answer this, but once a case begins is it true that an attorney can’t drop a client for non-payment? They can come after you for non-payment later, is that correct? I can’t imagine it was a financial issue. I think they dropped her shortly after Apollo’s arrest.

        • I personally think they reviewed the evidence presented by Angela’s side along with Phaedra’s lack of help (in her own case) and decided to drop a losing case.

          • Norrth

            I think Apollo’s re-arrest made her case that much tougher to sell.

        • pasteeler

          Lin Wood withdrew in Phaedra Park’s case. On 9/30/13, Plaintiff’s (Phaedra) attorneys filed a motion to withdraw. Both B.J. Bernstein (criminal lawyer representing Phaedra) and Lin Wood withdrew. Docket lists Phaedra as proceeding Pro Se, but it looks like another attorney, Paul Andrew, recently entered an appearance. I’m thinking they withdrew because Phaedra told them she would have a problem paying Her new attorney, Andrew, rates are waaaaay cheaper than having Lin Wood & BJ Bernstein on her case.

        • pasteeler

          An attorney has an ethical obligation to continue working on your case as long as he is the attorney.

          But, Yes, an attorney may withdraw from representing you in the middle of a case for non-payment of fees. He can file a motion to withdraw as counsel and if you were behind in paying him, and the judge may grant his motion.

          Phaedra probably was not paying on time so she didn’t fight them when they dropped her.

          Phaedra is now listed as “Pro se” which means someone who represents themself in a legal procedure without the aid of an attorney. But she later added another attorney to her case.

    • twifan2

      Dang it! I have her book in my Nook & I still haven’t had time to read it.
      I have perused it tho. I need a weekend to just sit & read-all about the ‘Southern Ding Dong’!

  • Birdie11

    As Phaedra watches the pathetic Guidices live and in color every week…why in the world would she want to expose herself to the same type of train wreck scenario?? I’m sure she wants to slow the train down at least.

    • I bet that’s exactly what she decided after watching the Fraudice’s.

      • Birdie11

        Being a lawyer, she has no way of pleading ignorance, or simple mindedness like T and J…it won’t fly. She would have to just sit there in silence in her TH…LOL…

        • LMAO! Yup!

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          If you read A. Stanton’s book she describes Phaedra as smart but really stupid.
          I hope Phaedra gets nailed by the Fed’s.

  • Bonita Gee

    After the Apollo has embarassed and shamed her on and off the show? Can you blame Phaedra for leaving for awhile?
    I don’t even like Phaedra but I’m on her side if she did leave for awhile. We can recall when he cursed her out in front of the cameras on their vacation near the elevators…. Remember? And again at their hotel door when she was locked out saying he wasn’t going to get an extra key from the front desk, and he walked away like he didn’t give a Sh*t!
    And lets us not for get when he showed his behind at little Ayden’s Birthday Party, and wouldn’t even dance with Phaedra…….. Remember Dwight had to dance with her!!
    And when she had an announcement at the Birthday Party and he held everyone up because she was waiting for him to walk out and stand next to her. But when he finally walked out in front everyone he was chewing on a mouth full of food saying “What……..!!?? And why are you giving me the STINK EYE?!!”

    And when he OGLED the HELL out of Kenya right in front of Phaedra, when she stripped down to that yellow bikini………………………………SHEESE!!
    And now he’s FURTHER EMBARRASSING HER by admitting to Kenya and EVERYONE that he LIED ON KENYA about the texts!!
    He’s been Nothing but a disrespectful BASTARD TO HER in front of the cameras and in front of her friends, and I’m sure her family watches the show to……….. DAMN!

    • cait

      So the dating agency did a good match, eh Bon ?

      • Bonita Gee

        Hey Cait what’s up? Yeppers a match good enough to make those two kids and up a front for the show and her…….. and like SOME SAY I GUESS he fathered BOTH of those kids……? I heard only one might be his
        Aaahh!

        • cait

          Me heard that too as Apollo, seemingly, only ever talks about Ayden ! Hope you’re having a good Sunday, Bonbon, it’s night time here now !

          • Bonita Gee

            Yep I’ve had a good Sunday. It’s just after 4 p.m. here in the Detroit area. 🙂

          • cait

            You got Les Gold in Detroit ! Love that show, just watched a load of ’em today !

    • They never had a real marriage to begin with. According to Apollo and Angela Stanton, it was a business relationship for their brand. Phaedra has been bonking someone else for a long time, Apollo is the least of her concerns. Well, as long as he keeps his trap shut. She’s more concerned about her own legal mess!

      • Bonita Gee

        Yeah I believe EVERYTHING that Stanton woman is saying. Because she has a history with him and Phaedra…… and nothing can convince me that Phaedra a one point in time wasn’t doing things JUST AS DIRTY as Apollo has done.
        Her hands ARE NOT CLEAN in all of this mess.

        • Apollo got out of prison in 2004 and started this scam the same year. Lawyers are the one who know that LexisNexis system inside and out. Apollo is dumb as a box of rocks to be able to be the mastermind behind such an elaborate scheme.

          • cait

            You ‘n me being saying this for ages……Hang on Doc, it’s Vodka O’ Clock…..Aaahh, that’s better !

          • Ahhhh! Cheers mate! 🙂

          • cait

            For every sip I’m sending one to you ! We are a match made in Smirnoff Land !

    • Missy Michelle

      All of that is probably cauz he already had pent up resentment towards her. She was his PuppetMaster most likely and he was starting to rebel. Probably couldn’t stand her ass anymore for having him emotionally and mentally blackmailed. I’m sorry but no one is gonna convince me those two children were planned by both of them as a loving husband and wife. Nah! This was all her! Saw having children as part of her scheme to use as leverage against him. She reeled him in lovely!

  • cait

    I don’t think Angela or the publishers would have gone ahead with that book if they didn’t have relevant info. Phatdrawers thought her SUPERSTAR (heh heh) status would intimidate Ang ! GO ANGELA !

    • Marsbars09

      Phatdrawers. LOL! That’s a great nickname for Fake.

    • Lorn

      That isn’t necessarily so. Many books are written and published by reputable publishers even with false information. I’m no Phaedra fan but the jury is still out on Angela and whether or not she is telling the truth. What evidence–tangible documents does she have to prove what she is stating about Phaedra? Phaedra could sue for slander and win as the information Angela is saying, if false, can have serious implications for her career.

  • Angela Stanton’s lawyers have an impeccable track record of winning big cases and collecting millions in judgements for their clients.

    • twifan2

      But who has ‘millions’?

      • Not Phaedra I’m speaking in terms of their cases.

        • Lorn

          I guess I am confused — did Phaedra sue for slander?

          • twifan2

            Phae tried to keep Angela from publishing her book because Phae says it’s all lies.
            Apparently Angela is proving that Phae is the one lying.

          • Lorn

            Does she have documents to prove this?

          • Hi Lorn! 🙂

            Hope you’re having a relaxing evening.

            Angela does have a ton of proof to back up her claims. She has phone records, a paper trial and sworn testimony.

            Phaedra thought she could sue Angela and she would run scared. Most would but Phaedra didn’t bank on Angela getting top Atlanta attorney, James Radcliff, who’s won big cases. He just won a recent civil rights case that resulted in a $4 million dollar judgement.

            Angela’s legal team have been working this case for a couple of years now and have not given up on Angela. Phaedra didn’t bank on Angela getting a powerhouse defense team. If Angela’s proof was not legit James Radcliff would have dropped her long ago, like Phaedra’s legal team dropped her.

          • Lorn

            Well damn Doc. I guess Phaedra is in the hot seat. I might need to get off my grain free diet and pop some pop corn to see how this all plays out.

          • LOL–Get air popped…that’s healthy.

            Girl, add some wine to that list. This mess is going to be “live!”

  • WestCoastFeed

    I just want to point out that this is Phaedra’s suit against Angela. Not Angelas’s case against Phaedra. it is incumbent on Phaedra to prove that Angela lied and that she has been harmed by what Angela wrote in her book. Angela has had 3 men from the past deposed who have verified that Angela was telling the truth about her relationship with Phaedra.

    • Norrth

      There are times when I almost come close to feeling sorry for Phaedra. She should have left well enough alone. WCF, do you remember who the three men were? Were they part of the ring Stanton was arrested with – when she worked with Apollo?

      • WestCoastFeed

        No, I don’t remember their names. All I remember is that at least one of them said the Phaedra used to be known as a “head doctor.” And that two of them suspected that Phaedra and Angela were in a lesbian relationship, they were so close.

        • cait

          You knockin’ my Vodka-soaked sox off ! Sorry, spilled the Vod !

          • twifan2

            OMG Noooo!
            Save the vodka!

          • cait

            Sucked the Sox ! Saved !

          • twifan2

            Thank you Sweet Baby Jesus! & your quick thinking, cait! 🙂

        • MzMabley

          Ex boyfriends (and baby daddies) of Angela’s go on record saying they witnessed Phaedra actively participating in the criminal activity with Angela, and other witnesses state that the two were clearly more than friends. Justin Cody and Leonard Holland are the two ex-boyfriends named in the deposition.

    • Lorn

      How do you prove something like that? Angela can have witnesses but most courts don’t go off of hearsay and people lie.

  • cait

    First time I saw Phatto on show, she was holding a “high-class” gathering, and Neigh-neigh is going “Who are these people ? They’re nobodies !” Or something like that ! From N-N ? That’s rich, but sadly true !

  • cait

    Does anyone think that after the Stanton case the Feds will be knocking down the doors of the pen to make a deal with Apollo as they are made to look fools, worldwide, by Phattra ?

  • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

    Um…
    If she’s signed a contract with Bravo for this and these appearances and expectations, why would Bravo stand down on such a succulent and tastey bit of “Deposition” footage to catch?
    So far, Bravo hasn’t been able to catch the Giudice sentencing legal proceedings because they’ve been postponed. Basically, the court system played nicely into the Giudice hand for wanted”privacy” on their complete demise. But, the cat may be peeking out of the bag, in preparation for playing right into the Bravo conglomerates greedy group groping hands in less than 2 months, now.
    Phaedra’s demise is going to be up, front and center, momentarily!

    • suggahssean

      Don’t 4get, this is a job! These women work for Bravo; so there’s ” FMLA”. Family medical leave of absense”. To deny a Dr’s written orders is a violation of an employees rights, medically. Phaedra, shadedra is an attorney & probably got bravo by the balls on this one.

  • SummerBreeze14

    Good point! I just find it so hilarious how Phaedra had the most mouth out of everyone and was always talking trash about everyone, especially Kenya and now that the spotlight is on her she’s ready to run away. Bravo should FIRE her if that’s the case. She was always ready to find out the dirt on everyone else but as soon as it turned around her, now she can’t take it. Why is she hanging with Quad from Married To Medicine? Quad better watch herself! According to Jessica Voker, Phaedra sleeps with married men as well!

    • Missy Michelle

      Tell it girl!!! 🙂

  • SummerBreeze14

    I really do hope Apollo rats her out! All that bragging she did about having a husband and about how fine Apollo is and now she’s trying to file for divorce. Phaedra has officially become the biggest joke of the housewives franchise!

    • Missy Michelle

      I agree!!!

    • Lorn

      This.

    • Yes ma’am! 🙂

  • Norrth

    So far, the two individuals I could find who’ve been deposed and have supported Stanton’s claims are Justin Cody (father of one of her children) and Leonard Holland (Shaheed, the man Stanton says gave Phaedra the nickname “Head Doctor”).