Phaedra Parks
The reality TV star will have to appear before a judge on Wednesday, April 20 in connection to a defamation lawsuit filed against Angela Stanton.Facebook/Phaedra Parks

TV personality Phaedra Parks is due to appear in court on Wednesday, April 20, in connection with a defamation law suit. The reality star sued author Angela Stanton for slanderous statements in her book, "Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell The Truth and Shame the Devil" four years ago.

Stanton's book on Amazon is described thus: "By fate, she lives a hustler's life of crime with none other than Real Housewives of Atlanta's own, Phaedra Parks." The author, who lived in Atlanta, gives a chilling account on Parks' criminal association with estranged husband Apollo Nida.

According to Radar Online, Stanton's book alleges that Parks used fake bank accounts, bad checks, stolen cars, among other things. This, however, has been vehemently denied by Nida's wife.

She slapped a defamation law suit in 2012 and tried to dismiss Stanton's counter-claims. However, this has been denied by the court.

The latest hearing on the case is a "potential summary judgment," according to the outlet. The case will go to trial on Thursday, April 21.

Parks, 44, has denied knowledge of her estranged husband's criminal activities on Bravo TV's hit reality series, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." The show focuses on Phaedra's life as a single mother of two sons, Dylan and Ayden.

Nida was arrested in September 2014 for bank fraud and identity theft. He is currently sentenced to eight years in prison. The reality star's husband was recently caught with a cell phone at the Fort Dix Correctional Institute in New Jersey. Another Radar Online report pointed out that he has been placed in maximum security.

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