Thursday, May 4, 2017

Phaedra Parks Responds To The Explosive RHOA Season 9 Reunion Allegations: “My Character Speaks For Itself”

Sunday night' episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 reunion part 3 ended on an explosive accusation , when Porsha Williams claimed Phaedra Parks had been the one who told her that Kandi Burruss and husband Todd Tucker had planned on drugging Wiliams and their mutual friend Shamea Morton one night in order to take advantage of them sexually.

“It’s funny to think that I have any additional time to be caught up in gossip,” Parks told PEOPLE via phone about the claims. “I have several jobs, as we know, and I have two small children. But I think everyone always has to blame someone.”

“I’m sure the footage speaks for itself,” she continued. “My every scene is not talking about anyone on the show except for what’s going on in my personal life. Others can’t stop mentioning me. Their whole family mentions me. They’re whole staff mentions me. It’s just endless mentioning of me!”

Parks was clearly in the hot seat throughout much of the RHOA reunion’s first three parts. A common criticism thrown her way? That she lives a dual life — as an honorable “Southern Belle” and “a freak hoe” who isn’t afraid to show some skin in a skimpy bathing suit here and there.

“People are constantly talking about, ‘Oh you’re not this.’ And I’m like, ‘Wow — it’s so many people with this Christian handbook that I have not received,’ ” Parks said. “So I’ve been praying that whoever owns the Christian dress code and has the handbook, they just send me a copy. Because I don’t see anywhere in the Bible where it lays out these strict guidelines about laughing and having fun and wearing bathing suits. Where did they get this dress code for being Christian? I thought it was about your hearts.”

The insults that have come her way have very little to do with Parks’ actual character, she explained.

“Sometimes, if people don’t have anything concrete, they just attack your character,” Parks said. “But my character speaks for itself. Anyone who knows me knows I’m very gracious, I’m very helpful. And a lot of the things I do for people, you never see it on camera. Because that is not my intention to get praise for it. My intention is to be a vessel and be used for the purpose of empowering people.”

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