Phaedra Parks Lawsuit – Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s southern belle star Phaedra Parks is fighting to clear her name – with a $30 million lawsuit. Parks filed the suit against Vibe Holdings which also owns Vibe.com, Uptown Magazine and Augustus Publishing and seeks “a jury trial, $5 million in compensatory and $25 million in punitive damages, and retractions.”
Parks’ holds Vibe accountable for knowingly spreading lies and defaming her character,
“While Plaintiff recognizes the importance of the role of the media in reporting on public figures, Defendant and other members of the media are not granted an unfettered right or privilege under the First Amendment to defame public figures by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice,” the lawsuit states. “As a result of its conduct, Defendant crossed the threshold from speech protected by the First Amendment to enter the arena of actionable defamation of a public figure for which they must be held legally accountable.”
While the Housewives star is holding Vibe accountable many are puzzled as to why Angela Stanton, the author who wrote the scathing book in question – “Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil…,” isn’t named in the suit.
The lawsuit further states, “In its entirety, the book falsely portrays the relationship between Plaintiff and Stanton as that of friends and accomplices in criminal activity,” and “conveys a picture of Plaintiff as a crooked attorney engaged in a multitude of criminal acts, who conspires with Stanton to commit these acts, and who then uses Stanton in an effort to escape criminal liability for those acts.”
According to the numerous tweets by Angela, Phaedra “doesn’t stand a chance against the truth.”
It looks like next season of the Real Housewives of Atlanta will be drama-filled with Phaedra in the middle.