Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks has been ordered to give a 45-minute deposition regarding her defamation lawsuit, or she will have to face the judge! Parks sued her former friend Angela Stanton in 2012 over claims Stanton made in her book, Lies of a Real Housewife. Stanton alleged Parks oversaw a “criminal enterprise” that included auto title fraud and more.
Two years later, Stanton’s attorneys are still trying to get Parks to sit for a deposition and spill what she knows. According to court records obtained by RadarOnline, they “began asking for available dates to take Parks’ deposition” back on November 15, 2013. From that date forward, they tried to “work with Parks, by and through her counsel, on numerous occasions to schedule her deposition, but [have] met with nothing but excuses, refusals and empty promises…”
Attorneys claimed Parks has shown a “refusal to participate in good faith in the discovery process.” Now, a judge agreed that Parks’ deposition is a “necessary step” in the case, issuing an order on June 19 for Parks to set a date for a deposition by July 4, and to sit for the deposition by August 3.
Stanton claimed “there was criminal activity involved in our relationship” as she and Parks became business associates in a scheme involving “fraudulent bank accounts, insurance checks, fake IDs, chop shops, stolen cars, fraudulent titles, fraudulent registration cards.”
Parks has denied Stanton claims. Parks’ husband Apollo Nida will be sentenced for his bank fraud and identity theft plea on July 8th.
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