Phaedra Parks Fired From ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ After Spreading Lies About Kandi Burruss
High-powered attorney Phaedra Parks isn’t used to being in the hot seat — which is where she was last night!
The ladies of The Real Housewives of Atlanta sat down for Part 4 of the Season 9 reunion special, where the entire cast walked off the set because of the lies that Phaedra told about co-star Kandi Burruss. But Phaedra has a lot more to deal with now, since Bravo fired her from the cast after the nasty date rape and drug allegations she made against her former bestie.
The network felt that her lies "were so out of line, they simply couldn't continue working with her," TMZ reported. Bravo executives reached out to Phaedra to formally inform her in early April, and she just broke her silence about being let go from the series on Instagram.
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today,” read a text post that the 43-year-old shared on the morning after the reunion aired, and she wrote, “New day, new week” in the caption.
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It looks like the self-proclaimed “Southern Belle” is not dwelling too much on the aftermath of her lies and how much pain it caused her co-stars. Earlier in the season, Phaedra started a nasty rumor about Kandi when she told her current best friend Porsha Williams that Kandi and her husband Todd Tucker had planned to drug Porsha in order to take her home and have a threesome with her.
“You should understand that drugging somebody while they’re drinking and taking them home is rape,” Kandi said, tears streaming down her face. “Y’all accused me of being a f–king rapist!”
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The mom-of-two — she shares four-year-old son Dylan and seven-year-old son Ayden with her estranged husband Apollo Nida — previously said that she wasn’t the one who started the rumor, she had just repeated it to Porsha as a warning. Even after Andy Cohen tried to make her own up to her mistakes on stage, Phaedra still stuck to her story.
"I’m sorry, I can apologize — I’m sorry Kandi, I shouldn’t have repeated it,” Phaedra said. “It was bad judgement on my part. I’m sorry, I can’t change it.”
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