Real Housewives of Atlanta's Phaedra Parks will have her day in court against "author" Angela Stanton. It just won't be July 18th as previously scheduled. Y'all remember when Phaedra filed suit against Angela for writing online memoirs which accused Phaedra of a racketeering scheme in which she was the mastermind of alleged grand theft auto. Phaedra is also suing Vibe for publishing and promoting Angela's e-books.
According to Access Atlanta, the judge just granted Angela's motion for continuance, which means the proceedings will be delayed for five months. Angela's reason behind filing the continuance is to give her time to secure new counsel, with the court documents noting that her original attorney had been "representing Stanton on a pro bono basis, always with the understanding that she would secure other counsel."
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The motion filing states that "due largely to her depressed financial situation, Stanton has been unable to secure another attorney," however she "believes she can secure the services of another attorney within the next two months and that the case could be ready for trial within the next five months."
Angela's first lawyer bid adieu to his client and gave notice to the court that he was withdrawing as counsel. He addressed Angela in a letter which read, "I will no longer represent you in your case in which you are a defendant. I am terminating my attorney-client relationship with you because we have irreconcilable philosophical differences regarding how your case should be handled." Someone in the Georgia bar doesn't want to get on Phaedra's bad side! Of course, the more logical reason would be that Angela likely doesn't have a leg to stand on in this case.
As you recall, Phaedra is seeking $5 million in compensatory damages as well as $25 million in punitive damages. Girlfriend isn't fooling around!
Phaedra's suit states, "The false and defamatory accusations were published online to generate interest in, and increase sales of, a subsequently published book that would repeat and expand on the online statements."
Her complaint continues, "While (Parks) recognizes the importance of the role of the media in reporting on public figures, (Stanton) and other members of the media are not granted unfettered right or privilege under the First Amendment to defame public figures by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice."
Phaedra isn't the only RHOA star that is having a not-so-great week. Kandi Burruss shared a video on Instagram that showed the aftermath of a random car accident that occurred Monday. While running errands, Kandi somehow managed to get a metal pole lodged through the front of the vehicle.
Kandi's comment on her video read, “If its not 1 thing it another! Dropped off my daughter this morning & somehow the metal pole got logged thru my car… Ugh!” and she can be heard telling fiance Todd, "Look at this mess…I don't even know how this got in my car!"
Here's hoping things get better for the ladies once the week progresses!
TELL US-ARE YOU SURPRISED ANGELA WAS ABLE TO GET THE TRIAL DATE CONTINUED? WHAT HAPPENED TO KANDI'S CAR??
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