Phaedra Parks is going to court! The Real Housewives of Atlanta star's ongoing defamation lawsuit just got even more complicated, as a judge denied her motion to dismiss the counterclaims against her.
The Bravolebrity sued her former acquaintance Angela Stanton for defamation after Stanton wrote a self-published book that claimed Parks ran a "criminal enterprise" similar to the one that landed Apollo Nida in jail. In turn, Stanton filed counterclaims against Parks. Now, Radar has exclusively obtained the court documents showing that a judge ruled against Parks' request to have those counterclaims dismissed.
"Having considered the Plaintiff's brief, Defendant's response brief, the record before it and the applicable and controlling law, DENIES Plaintiffs Motion To Dismiss Counterclaims," the documents, filed in Gwinett County, Georgia state.
"The court GRANTS Defendant's Motion To File Permissive Counterclaims and said counterclaims having been previously filed, the court ORDERS that the Counterclaims as filed shall be, and are, allowed to remain as Defendant's Counterclaims against Plaintiff without refiling."
As Radar previously reported, Parks' lawsuit has been slow going. The reality star took weeks to schedule her deposition, and declined to answer many questions when she finally sat.
For example, when she was asked whether her "husband recently pled guilty to a number of federal financial crimes," Parks said, "I will not be discussing my husband."
The new documents show that a court date has been set for a hearing on April 20, 2015.