Author Angela Stanton is circulating a video on the Internet accusing her former friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta
star Phaedra Parks of hiding her criminal past.
In the video, which originated on Vibe.com
, Angela claims that Phaedra was her partner in crimes that included stealing cars and writing fraudulent checks. She also claims that Phaedra's husband, Apollo Nida, was involved in the crimes too.
"Once she introduced me to Apollo, it was strictly a business relationship that the two of them had," she said. "And at that time, they were making fraudulent insurance checks. I ended up catching a charge and going away to prison. On my first trip to prison, I only did four months, but while I was away at prison, Apollo had also got arrested. So when he got arrested, I finally got out after doing my four months, Phaedra and I got back together again and we were all involved in a federal racketeering scheme against the federal government."
Angela went on to say that Phaedra had promised to represent anyone in their crew once they got caught, but when Angela was busted again, Phaedra didn't say a word, and she ended up serving five years in a state prison. Yet Phaedra did represent Apollo, who ended up serving four years on an 18 year sentence.
"Once I was incarcerated, the plan and the agreement was always that she would always represent all of us if we ever got in trouble, and that's what I expected," Angela said. "I expected her to represent me. I expected her to look out for me. I expected her to look out for my children if something were to happen. I expected her to do everything that she said she was going to do because I did everything that I said I was going to do."
Despite Angela's accusations, it is important to note that Phaedra was never accused of involvement in her husband's crimes nor was she investigated. Phaedra tweeted
in her defense yesterday, "The interview circulating is a lie. My attorneys B.J. Bernstein and Lin Wood will deal with this false and defamatory interview swiftly."
Watch more from the interview here: Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of Bravo)