This weekend TMZ erroneously reported that Phaedra Parks had settled a $30M defamation lawsuit against Vibe Magazine for approximately $2,500. It sounded totally unbelievable to us and it turns out it was!
If you recall the Real Housewives of Atlanta star filed suit against the magazine when it published excerpts from a book written by Angela Stanton, a woman who claimed to be good friends with Phaedra and her husband Apollo Nida. Angela's book, scandalously titled Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil accused Phaedra of all sorts of illegal misdoings.
Angela also provided an interview to Vibe in which she claimed Phaedra was a criminal mastermind behind an auto theft ring. Angela also alleges that her involvement with Phaedra's criminal organization led to not only her incarceration but Apollo's!
Phaedra's mother, Pastor Regina Bell also filed a defamation suit against Vibe for $6M and TMZ reported Regina settled for a pathetic $10! Um… yeah to the right – that won't even buy a lady lunch!
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Phaedra has called the claims completely unsubstantiated and filed suit against the magazine for printing slanderous and defamatory material. Following TMZ's allegation that the lawsuit was over, Phaedra's attorney took to twitter to set the record straight.
According to StraightFromTheA, Vibe reportedly made Phaedra a settlement offer and she turned it down. As for the news that the lawsuit had been dropped, Phaedra's attorney cleared that up saying that the suit had initially been filed in federal court, but Phaedra pulled that case and decided to file in Gwinnette County State Court in GA. And she added Angela as a defendent in the case!
Apparently since Angela and Phaedra both reside in GA, according to GA state law, Phaedra needed to file the suit in state court if she wanted to add Angela.
Interestingly despite her claims that she wanted to tell the truth in court about the devil that is Phaedra, Angela is avoiding being served. And SFTA reports she's even admitting that she's hiding from process servers on Twitter.
So, in short – NO, Phaedra has not settled her case against Vibe. Instead, Phaedra has simply refiled and is continuing to seek damages!
Best of luck to Phaedra – I, for one, think this Angela lady is a complete nut and if you are going to make those sorts of allegations against a person and destroy their reputation you better have proof to back it up!
And in other Phaedra news, just in time for the premiere of RHOA, she announced her "donkey booty" work out video is on its way! Phaedra tweeted the video will be available for purchase on Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving. No word on where you can buy it, but I'm betting not Walmart or Target so you won't have to worry about getting trampled by discount toaster zealots!
TELL US – ARE YOU SURPRISED PHAEDRA IS ALSO SUING ANGELA? DO YOU BELIEVE ANY OF ANGELA'S CLAIMS? WILL YOU BUY PHAEDRA'S DONKEY BOOTY WORK-OUT VIDEO?