Phaedra Parks has been the subject of many controversial topics on The Real Housewives of Atlanta but Sunday’s reunion show painted the 43-year-old reality star in a very different light. According to Porsha Williams, it was Phaedra who told her that Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker had planned on drugging Porsha and their mutual friend Shamea Morton one night in order to take advantage of them sexually. The shocking cliffhanger is sure to throw plenty of backlash along Phaedra’s way but before part of four of the reunion show airs, she’s speaking up to defend herself.
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“It’s funny to think that I have any additional time to be caught up in gossip,” the RHOA star told People. “I have several jobs, as we know, and I have two small children. But I think everyone always has to blame someone.”
“I’m sure the footage speaks for itself,” she continued. “My every scene is not talking about anyone on the show except for what’s going on in my personal life. Others can’t stop mentioning me. Their whole family mentions me. They’re whole staff mentions me. It’s just endless mentioning of me!”
Besides her most shocking accusation, Phaedra has often been criticized for the way she carries herself.
“‘Oh you’re not this.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow — it’s so many people with this Christian handbook that I have not received,'” said Phaedra, who likes to wear skimpy bathing suits. “So I’ve been praying that whoever owns the Christian dress code and has the handbook, they just send me a copy. Because I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it lays out these strict guidelines about laughing and having fun and wearing bathing suits. Where did they get this dress code for being Christian? I thought it was about your hearts.”
According to the Bravo star, she knows that the insults thrown her way doesn’t really have anything to do with her character.
“Sometimes, if people don’t have anything concrete, they just attack your character,” she explained. “But my character speaks for itself. Anyone who knows me knows I’m very gracious, I’m very helpful. And a lot of the things I do for people, you never see it on camera. Because that is not my intention to get praise for it. My intention is to be a vessel and be used for the purpose of empowering people.”
What do you think will happen in the next reunion show? Do you really believe the accusations against Phaedra?
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