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Apollo Nida 'RHOA' retaliates over the $2,000 he requested for charity event

Apollo Nida, star of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" retaliates over tabloid headlines over charity incident. According to Radar Online, April 2, 2014, Apollo claims it is a huge misunderstanding.

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 26: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast member Phaedra Parks (right) and Apollo Nida attend Cirque du Soleil TOTEM Premiere at Atlantic Station on October 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 26: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast member Phaedra Parks (right) and Apollo Nida attend Cirque du Soleil TOTEM Premiere at Atlantic Station on October 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images

Apollo said to Radar Online, “Not only am I facing legal troubles, but to have something like this [happen]? I get attacked for doing good things.”

Radar Online reported earlier that Chase DeCarlo, of the Chicago based Dio Bambini, asked Apollo if he would help them raise money in a charity event for abused women and children. Apollo was interested in doing it, but he requested to be paid $2,000 upfront, before the scheduled event. However, Chase wasn’t anxious to shell out that much money, because Apollo may be in prison when the charity is set to take place. The two dickered on a slightly better price and finally settled on $1,200. When Chase received the contract from Apollo, the price returned to $2,000.

Apollo is accused of bank fraud and identity theft charges. He has a court date scheduled for April 25 in which he can accept a deal with the government or face a possible jail sentence. That gave Chase a reason to be leery of just handing Apollo the money. Especially when his court date is set before the scheduled May 2 charity event.

Apollo claims he has a marketing and booking company that handles everything. Radar Online reports that according to the contract, Apollo would have to return the 50% deposit of the $2,000 if he failed to show up.

Apollo claims that he needed the requested fee to pay for his flight to Chicago, the hotel room, food, clothes and anything else he needed during his flight and stay during the charity event. He wasn’t going to do a charity event for free.

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Apollo Nida 'RHOA' wants $2,000 upfront to attend charity event