By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Amid a messy ending to her marriage with Apollo Nida, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks has also been involved in an ongoing court battle with Angela Stanton.
Angela came out with a book in which she claimed Phaedra allegedly has a criminal past just like Apollo, but Phaedra clapped back with a libel lawsuit.
Now the Atlanta Journal Constitution says Phaedra just got a small victory considering that a judge decided her suit should move forward.
The AJC writes:
Parks is suing author Angela Stanton who claimed that she and Parks were involved in various criminal schemes.
Superior Court Judge Carla Brown on Monday dismissed an attempt by Stanton to get Parks’ libel lawsuit thrown out.
Parks filed the suit in 2012 following the online publication of a series of articles and an e-book. The lawsuit quotes the e-book titled “Lies Of A Real Housewife,” and articles posted on vibe.com in which Stanton claims she and Parks were involved in various criminal activities including forgery and a “federal racketeering scheme” aimed at stealing luxury cars.
Stanton’s attorney James Radford argued in Gwinnett Superior Court that Parks had forfeited her right to sue because she stonewalled when she was deposed about whether she was engaged in criminal schemes with Stanton as Stanton alleges in the e-book.
Parks’ lawyer Paul Andrew argued that his client had answered proper questions in the discovery process of her 2012 lawsuit against Stanton, which deserved to go forward.