There’s trouble a-brewing in Atlanta, and unsurprisingly a Real Housewives of Atlanta star is right in the middle of it.
According to legal documents obtained by RumorFix, attorney Phaedra Parks is suing Vibe.com for libel and defamation of character after they published a book “exposing” her.
In ‘Lies of a Real House Wife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil’, “former friend” Angela Stanton accuses Phaedra and her husband, Apollo, of being career criminals (racketeering, forgery, and theft among other things) who drew her into their life of crime then abandoned her when she got caught.
In response to the accusations made in the book, Phaedra is asking for $5 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages, as well as a retraction from Vibe.
Here are some excerpts from the book quoted in the lawsuit:
“Phaedra Parks was a snake I allowed to slither her way into my life. Once she got close enough to bite, she did! As she slithered away, she left me to die a slow and sure death. The heifer never even looked back.”
“Phaedra was this crooked attorney who knew how to commit crimes against the federal government. She also knew how to get away. Phaedra Parks had studied the law extensively, and learned how to manipulate the cracks in the system.”
“Just about every conversation Phaedra and I had would result in her talking about sex. She would often elaborate about her performance of some type of sexual act. Phaedra threw herself at any man she felt she could benefit from, and that was just about any entertainer or athlete who showed interest. She even threw herself at my brother a couple of times. Lee always politely passed on her invites. He said, ‘She’s not my kind of lady…’”
“She also shared her personal photo album with me. There was [sic] all kinds of pictures of her dressed up as a dominatrix, bent over, and posing in different positions. I was shocked, but it didn’t stop me from looking. Phaedra tripped me out, and I continued viewing the album, but I was mostly in disbelief.”
Yikes – this is going to get ugly, folks!