Gayla St. Julien Releases Statement About Her Prison Sentence And Not Testifying Against Apollo Nida

apollo nida backpack

Apollo Nida's "right hand man", aka Gayla St. Julien, was sentenced last week for her part in the criminal activity she and Apollo were involved in (still alleged on Apollo's part at the moment?).  We were holding off writing about it until we had some further information to share, but tonight Gayla sent us an email (via her God daughter) laying out her thoughts and dropping a few tidbits as she begins her five year prison term.

Gayla wanted to set the record straight, "To all the people who hide behind keyboards with negative comments and opinions. To the individuals who know nothing of my life or struggles. Apollo sat in the back of Judge Pannells' court room the look of fear on his face awaiting my fate which will soon be his fate. As of April 23, 2014 was a day of new beginnings for me I took full responsibility for my actions. I DID NOT testify against Apollo." 

Gayla admits that she DID assist the secret service but only to make Apollo accountable for his wrongdoing.  "Eight months ago I did assist the secret service in only holding Apollo accountable for his part in the crimes. Apollo and I have a very long history together we often referred to each other as best friends. I protected, kept Apollo secrets, covered up lots of affairs and when his mother lay fighting the battle against AIDS at St. Saint Joseph hospital I was the one he called. We cried together and prayed together Apollo made a promise to me that he would support me if the inevitable ever happened. Two weeks prior to the inevitable happening I was made aware of my arrest,  I went to him and he abandoned me. With a husband and children I faced this head on I wasn't going to run. On that fateful day I already knew I was on my own."  

She continued, "I had been with Apollo when Phaedra told him to leave Joe Flowers once he was arrested. The only reason Apollo kept him close was because Joe Flowers knew about Onyxo Collections."  

Gayla alleges that she protected Phaedra Parks so she could be with her boys when (if at this point) Apollo goes to prison, "On September 11, 2013 I simply chose my life and family over Apollo. While Apollo cooperated with the secret service Apollo had the audacity to imply that my husband of 3 months was somehow involved in our crimes. Nothing could be further from the truth. APOLLO IF YOU READ THIS I KEPT YOUR WIFE OUT OF THIS SOMEONE HAS TO STAY AND CARE FOR THE CHILDREN LET'S LEAVE IT AT THAT!!!!!!!!" 

Gayla shared a warning for others, "Apollo has taught me that I have no friends and to all of the hustlers that think you are as Apollo use to say, "On a winning team" As the old classics say, "There Is No Honor Amongst Thieves".   I learned the hard way. If by this you mean to call me a snitch then so be it. I went from 210 months to 61 months I can live with that. And for the record my husband is not poor nor broke." 

She even touched on Angela Stanton, the author of the book about Phaedra and her alleged shady dealings.  "As for Angela Stanton while I never disrespect the struggle of another woman I believe she has suffered a great deal, I don't believe her book to be accurate. As it pertains to Everett, Phaedra, or Apollo 'Everybody knows Phaedra is no mastermind'.  Don't get me wrong Phaedra is not innocent but she ain't no mastermind, everybody knows why Apollo married Phaedra."

She then shared that she's writing a book and has the title already.  "So if you are curious to know the truth about, deception, betrayal of an Atlanta Housewives' couple then be sure to look for "Double life Of A Church Girl Memoirs Of Female Hustler" coming soon."   She adds, "To my children I love you all Mama will be home soon. To my loyal and unwavering husband baby I'm in Awe of the man God gave me, let's rock this!!! 22 months and counting." 

We'll be talking to Gayla this week, so we'll keep you posted on any further updates she shares with us!


[Photo Credit: Bravo TV]