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3/3: Kim Zolciak claims her Web site “hijacked” by former publicist, who says he wasn’t paid

Duluth resident and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” participant Kim Zolciak is generating headlines now thanks to a battle she’s having — not with Sheree or Lisa — but a former publicist.

Jonathan Jaxson, a self-described Atlanta publicist who repped Zolciak for a brief time, has accused the reality show star of not paying her bills, filing a lawsuit last week for breach of contract.

Zolciak in turn filed her own lawsuit Feb. 25 accusing him of “hijacking” her own official Web site and posting “negative and scurrilous information” about her on the site in retaliation.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge John Goger Friday gave Zolciak a temporary injunction asking Jaxson to take down what he wrote last week until the two sides mediate the issue.

Last week, Jaxson posted a note on www.kimzolciakonline.com saying the “Site down to due Non-Payment. This site will be ‘non active’ due to failure of payment and a pending lawsuit against Ms. Zolciak.” As a result of the injunction, he has restored the site to what it looked like Feb. 20. Zolciak, in the lawsuit, blamed the “hijacking” for generating negative publicity “which has marginalized Ms. Zolciak’s public persona and is negatively impacting her commercial opportunities.”

I spoke with Jaxson tonight. He declined to comment about the case, citing the temporary restraining order noting “neither party shall be permitted to speak of the other party, and neither party shall make, transmit or publish any derogatory or inflammatory statements to any person or entity regarding the other party.” (Indeed, neither Zolciak nor her attorney Marko Burgar returned requests for comment.)

Jaxson instead referred me to his business parter Jeff Ward. Jaxson did talk about his business unrelated to Zolciak. He said he has his own publicity firm but is now focusing on non-celebrity clients.

Ward said the statement on the site was not scurrilous or defamatory; to him, it was factual. He said Jaxson signed on to be Zolciak’s publicist about the time of the popular Bravo show’s finale last fall. He said the two sides signed a $30,000 six-month contract for Jaxson to provide publicity services, including maintaining the Web site and getting her placement in various media outlets. He said he helped place her on the Bonnie Hunt Show, the E! Network and the Golden Globes red carpet.

She paid about $15,000 for three months, Ward said. But in the past month, he said she stopped paying her monthly retainer. Zolciak, he said, threatened Jaxson when he demanded payment. He filed a police report last month concerning the alleged threats. Jaxson (under his legal name Jonathan Lewandowski) also filed a lawsuit against Zolciak in Fulton County Magistrate Court Feb. 23. for breach of contract for $15,000.

I asked Ward why Jaxson would file a lawsuit so quickly considering she hadn’t been late in paying by more than a few weeks. “In this type of work, you don’t wait that long,” Ward said. “You pay when it’s due; otherwise, the contract is void.”

He also said while Zolciak in her lawsuit claims that the Web site www.kimzolciakonline.com is hers, it is in fact Jaxson’s. Ward said she never had access to the site. (There is another so-called “official” Web site called www.kimzolciak.com which has not been updated recently.)

Jaxson said he has been a publicist for the Backstreet Boys, Kim Kardashian and “Cheetah Girls” Adrienne Bailon. For a brief time, he wrote his own gossip site called www.jjsdirt.com, which no longer exists. He’s also had some legal entanglements wuth Perez Hilton. Defamer was not kind to him last year concerning his work with Bailon.

If you want to know what he looks like, here’s a 2007 vlog he did:

There is a curious reference in the temporary restraining order signed by Judge Goger. Goger wrote:

There is to be no physical, electronic or verbal contact between the parties, including any contact by third parties acting on behalf of the parties to this case. The Court will consider contact by Lee Najjar to be contact by the Petitioner.

Hmm… Lee Najjar. He is a real estate developer frequently cited as the infamous “Big Papa” Zolciak references in the show, but not by name. She has admitted to having dated a married man but said he has been trying to divorce his wife for a long time. She said last fall she had broken up with him. Najjar himself has never admitted to such a relationship with Zolciak in public either. 

But The New York Daily News last week, without naming the man, said Zolciak is now living with “Big Papa” and her two daughters.

The second season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” started filming last week. We are trying to ascertain who the new fifth housewife is, too. The Daily News story said it may be Cori Davenport, a buddy of Kim’s who showed up in season one. In that story, Zolciak and Bravo declined comment.

57 comments Add your comment

non-caring

March 3rd, 2009
7:17 am

Who freeking cares!!!

a person with something to say

March 3rd, 2009
8:06 am

How the heck Kim is considered a house wife, she is messing with someone elses husband. But she herself is no house wife, more like a slut, tramp, and anyother names that fit what she is doing. Keep up the good work Kim inspiring young women to be a positive role model.

kevmoor

March 3rd, 2009
9:08 am

Big Mike

March 3rd, 2009
9:10 am

I’d like to do Kim—she would forget her troubles after a couple of hours with me!

Bennie Da Bookie

March 3rd, 2009
9:41 am

This girl can’t sing. Does she have any type of talent that would get her a real job, other than being a gold digger?

Tarheel 4 life

March 3rd, 2009
10:07 am

Are you freeking kidding. Kim seriously get soe self esteem find your own dag gum husband. Stop screwing other peoples. Don’t you know how you start a relationship is the same way that it ends, you dork. If he cheated on his wife he will cheat on you. You should hvae no qualms about it and look at the level of respect you are teaching your two daughters to expect form a man. “It’s ok to let a man get the “cookie” for free as long as he’s rich and buys you shiny things. Get a grip. I pray your children have sense enough to be exactly the opposite of you. No i pray that you go to church and get delivered from this reproachable life you are leaving as an example for those kids. it’s disgusting…Oh and FYI. YOU CAN NOT SING I LOVE COUNTRY AND I WOULD NOT BUY YOUR FREEKING CD IF IT WAS a PENNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RoHo Fan

March 3rd, 2009
10:35 am

I love the last comment — Steve Harvey says the same thing about women with no standards that give “the cookie” away for free, ha! She’s obviously a bit of a superficial mess, but I do feel kind of sorry for her as well. PR work is a service industry, like the law, business, sales, anything. I know as a business owner that it’s really a BAD idea, and in poor taste and potential blight to your own reputation, to try and harass a client to pay just a few days or weeks after money is technically due. Much less, I can’t believe he even expected $30k for what, a couple months of work? His lawsuit and ugly words on her website are clearly a way to get back at her personally, I wonder and in fact doubt there’s much legal merit to his arguments. Tacky, tacky, tacky. But, I guess tackiness is much of what this show and it’s stars generate!! Thanks for being on top of the ongoing saga that is the Atlanta Housewives, Rodney Ho!!!

Deirdre

March 3rd, 2009
10:35 am

Rodney…going off topic, I apologize…can you answer a question for me? We’ve always had February Sweeps where networks put their best foot forward and try to win advertiser money. Didn’t seem to happen this year…lot’s a reruns. Now I’m hearing that March is the “sweeps” month. When and why did that happen?

Rodney Ho

March 3rd, 2009
10:42 am

Because the government was going to switch over the digital on Feb. 17 (since pushed back to June), Nielsen decided to push back sweeps. Sweeps doesn’t really matter anymore in major markets because local markets are now measured 365 days a year. That’s probably why it has mattered less and less over time anyway.

What a waste

March 3rd, 2009
10:55 am

Low class skank, just like the rest of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta”. Great publicity for Atlanta to have these skanks representing our city . . .

J. J.

March 3rd, 2009
11:08 am

These “low class women” are an embarrassment to Atlanta. They are trashy and DO NOT REFLECT REAL ATLANTA HOUSEWIVES. The selection of the women on the show is simply some producer trying to gain fame.
No one with any morals cares about Kim and her desire for notoriety.

Jose

March 3rd, 2009
11:21 am

This woman is delusional! She can’t sing and she looks like a fat drag queen! NeNe is the real star of that show!

beachmom

March 3rd, 2009
11:47 am

Actually, Kim is a housewife. I saw her at the grocery store recently, and she was …. grocery shopping with her kids. Did she have a crowd around her? Sure. Did she dress differently than the rest of us? Sure. But the reality was she was shopping for the family and caring for her kids with no apparent nanny or assistant.

Jimmy

March 3rd, 2009
11:50 am

Well I don’t blame the man, celebrities are the ABSOLUTE WORST in paying bills!!! The include NFL, NBA Players, Artists and Wanna-Be’s. I know a few people that have done business with celebs and wind up getting the run around. I guess they view it as “It is a privilege for anybody to do something for them”. NOT!

2xplor

March 3rd, 2009
11:51 am

Kim Zolciak doesn’t look or act like any of the housewives I see in my area (Duluth/Johns Creek). I’m baffled about how these women were chosen to represent the housewives of Atlanta. These aren’t the local ‘rich and famous’, especially considering most of the ’stars’ are bankrupt or close to it; all flash, no cash. Perhaps it is a sign of our times, that so many mistake flash for wealth, when the truly wealthy are rarely if ever flashy — they don’t need to be. For that matter, why is the show about housewives? I can’t imagine anything more boring than the high-school-esque antics of undereducated and overgroomed women with nothing better to do with their days than lunch with their friends and crank up the drama. Repulsive. Kim would do well to work on herself first, perhaps get a career and try to become self-sufficient at least at a subsistence level without need for a married sugar-daddy, before making another claim to personal fame.

beachmom = kim

March 3rd, 2009
12:18 pm

kim can’t be a housewife. she’s not a wife. she’s a piece of side @$$.

and kim is the biggest liar ever! hell-o, lie about your hair, lie about cancer, lie about who big poppa is, telling lies on other people, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie.

this we know for sure: kim is desperate enough for money to hook up with a ricf, short, ugly, married guy (i saw his picture recently, along with his wife kim) and i’m reminded of the age old saying:

money can’t buy you class.

QOMOW

March 3rd, 2009
1:51 pm

This show and these women are a complete embarrassment (sic) to Atlanta. I don’t know what rock they turned over to find them but come on…who in real life acts like these tacky, low class, no morals or manners women? I’ve seen feral cats with more class. Please just make them go away. Take whatever money is spent in this show and do something really positive with it.

Buckhead

March 3rd, 2009
1:56 pm

HELLO!!!! She lives in GWINNETT not ATLANTA!!! NONE of them live in ATLANTA. Get some real Housewifes in ATLANTA instead of this TRASH (Bless Their Hearts).

[...] He also said while Zolciak in her lawsuit claims that the Web site http://www.kimzolciakonline.com is hers, it is in fact Jaxson’s. Ward said she never had access to the site. (There is another so-called “official” Web site called http://www.kimzolciak.com which has not been updated recently.) (Source) [...]

Carlea

March 3rd, 2009
2:04 pm

They should change the show’s name to: “Real Broke, Slutty, Triffling, Bad Wig and Weave Wearing, Not Really Housewives of Atlanta”. I can’t stand any of these childish, delusional, tacky, self absorbed and just plain stupid women. They do not represent the Atlanta elite, and are not on anyone’s VIP list. They make ATL look bad, and I heard they do not even get paid. How idiotic is that?

2xplor

March 3rd, 2009
2:36 pm

Wait, I just read Kim Zolciak is 30? Wow, she looks *hard*. It does help explain why the poor girl has to wear so much makeup.

Jane

March 3rd, 2009
3:18 pm

You can’t blame Dallas Austin for ax ing her either. He has a reputation to uphold and that kinda crap thrown his way ain’t worth it, Whether he was looking at her for a favor or not.` And she couldnt sing if she had a voiceover

Rambeaux Blanks

March 3rd, 2009
3:25 pm

I’m the real Big Poppa. I confess. Email me at tiffy_9to5@yahoo.com for pictures and where I’m signing autographs this weekend. I will be at the Pistons vs Hawks game this weekend. I hope Tiffy will give me some like Mya did.

Tiffy Brown

March 3rd, 2009
3:27 pm

tiffy_9to5@yahoo.com is where you can get the pics of Big Poppa, but I’m trying to give up my good~good unless I can be on the show with Kim and Sheree’…speaking of, email me the locations of She by Sheree’ so I can buy some dresses.

Kay

March 3rd, 2009
4:12 pm

If he owns the domain, he should have simply pulled down the site until she paid him his monthly fee. I have friends who are publicists, and non-payment happens a lot. But he should have kept things professional. Writing bad things about her is going to decrease his chance of getting business from other quasi-celebrity self-absorbed people in the future.

Mango

March 3rd, 2009
4:37 pm

She is a mudshark so who cares!

Marinemom

March 3rd, 2009
4:46 pm

It’s not the years, it’s the miles and I have a feeling that Kim has plenty of mileage built up. I don’t understand why these women where chosen. I watched about as much of this mess as I could which wasn’t much. No class, low class – if this is how the rich live, I’m glad I’m poor! I’d rather have class and no money than to have money act the way these women did (and probably still do)on that show.

Callie

March 3rd, 2009
6:04 pm

I usually don’t like to hear people call women “Low Class Skanks”, but Kim is the first woman that I think the description fits. She is really unreal. It is such a shame that she has daughters. She is setting an awful example for them. I wonder what those kids lives must be like, now that the entire nation knows that their mother prostitutes herself? Kids can be cruel and I know her kids are probably catching hell. We must always remember that our actions affects our loved ones.

mel

March 3rd, 2009
6:51 pm

I’m sick of seeing her over-made-up’d mug on my PC, on my T.V., and (PLEASE GOD!!!) I never want to see, or hear, her in real life. I am completely disgusted with the show, and agree that it makes all of us Atlanteans look bad. Really bad. Shame on the lot of them, the producers, and anyone who actually promotes this trash. Yes, Kim. I’m calling you trash.

thruth be known

March 3rd, 2009
6:56 pm

These women will all be broke in 5 years if they aren’t broke or almost broke already. The one that divorced from Bob Whitfiedl is supposedly broke already, Kim obviously is about to follow suit and can’t pay her publicist, one of them is married to an NBA star in the last year or 2 of his career and is spending as if he is a rookie, they will all be like Mike Tyson or Evander Holyfield; conspicous spenders who are both now bankrupt after making 400 million and 200 million respectively. They are superficial beyond description and totally lacking in class. You can’t buy class. And I seriously doubt they mingle with Atlanta’s true elite. They probably hang out with some people who are newly rich and blowing through it all just like them but I just can’t see Atlanta’s truly elite having anything to do with these people Yuck

Blake

March 3rd, 2009
7:17 pm

Why so down on Kim? I watched the show. Let’s see, we had one who carried on about being a “business woman”, uh..yeah, and wasn’t she an incredilbly refined lady like guest on the wrap up show! Oh wait, NO! She was the one with common, street like behavior, yeah..a business woman…Nice..what was her name..? Then we had the one who had lockjaw and invited anyone, yes, anyone, into her home (what?, who invites anyone into their home?) and raised nothing, nada, zip. Then there was Nene, who…well, just google the whole, broke, repo, Greg, just all of that mess…google it. However, for the record, givin’ a sister props….she had a great charity event, and raised some money, so go Nene! But back to Kim, she seemed pretty real, and was nice, she can’t really sing, but maybe with training? I know, i doubt it to, but give a girl a break! She also, as they all did, seemed wonderful to her children and involved and connected with them. Oh, Sheree…well, what can you say about someone who says “I’m part of the Atlanta elite”…Uh, Sheree….No, you are not! But you are pretty and I hope the whole SHE by Sheree works out, and you do have great, great, personal style. You actually should be a stylist, for other uh….how shall I say it…up and coming on the social scene….folks? Yes! That’s it! Be a Stylist to the Nouveau Riche! Peace y’all

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booboo927

March 4th, 2009
1:36 am

Everybody talks about Kim, which I happen to agree with everyone comments, I just want to know which ghetto/housing project they found her in. Her husband appears to be a fairly intelligent person, so that makes me wonder why he is stuck with her and her ghetto attitude. It appears he has money, so why can’t she buy and wear a bra????? Every time they show her, her boobs are always hanging out.. How vulgar fro such a big chested woman!!!!!!! They give Atlanta women a bad name and rep.!!!!!!!!!!!

Melo

March 4th, 2009
1:49 am

Are Kim’s boobs real? If so, they are fantastic! I would do whatever she asked.

lame-o

March 4th, 2009
2:08 am

i saw kim one night at twist… i looked right at her and didnt even recognize her until my buddy i was with pointed her out. i dont know what big poppa looks like but old, short, fat, and unattractive fit the description. also, if he drives a white bentley continental then thats who she was with. she sat there pretending to be important and it kind of saddened me that no one cared. actually no it didnt. ironically, i saw her again later the exact same night at the cheetah. thats not a joke either. she’s really setting an example for her kids…

nice chick

March 4th, 2009
5:53 am

Yes, on the show the atlanta girls all were portrayed to be tragic. But, Jim has come into my bar and been one of the nicest people in the world! Thanks Jim for your graciousness, and your HUGE tips!

Deke

March 4th, 2009
7:26 am

Please stop publicizing these human condoms known as the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” .

No way!!

March 4th, 2009
9:03 am

I am an Atlantan and I love the other RHW shows (OC and NY), but this show makes me cringe!! These women are NOT a true, or even close, representation of Atlanta Housewives (”well to do”, “climbers,” or not). These women have absolutely NO class what so ever. It is a disgrace!! I’d be thrilled if this particular casted show was never shown again, and if they ever do cast it again, the producers find the truly decent, classy and interesting women that make up the majority of Housewives in Atlanta.

Matt

March 4th, 2009
9:35 am

Kim is Hot. She happens to be one of the nicest people I have ever met. She did date that ugly Lee guy for awhile they use to come in together and clearly you could see she loved him. She did recently confirm she is single and when everyone at Twist heard that the men went crazy. This is a show people not reality and if you saw Kim and spoke to her maybe you could say something, but until then maybe you should look in the mirror. No one is perfect but Kim is pretty close at least look wise. She is doing Playboy cover I heard next week. Can’t wait to see that. She is doing a big party at Aja in Buckhead next Month. Many celebrities will be there. She will be filming RHOA during the party. KIM WE LOVEYOU

Kristen

March 4th, 2009
9:40 am

I saw Kim at the nail Salon this past weekend with her girls. She and her daughters were laughing having a great time. People were constantly coming up to her and she was very receptive and talked so highly about the other girls on the show. After how they treated her you would think she would have said they were “what they are” but instead she was classy. She did not have rings on her finger so maybe she is single Matt, but nobody really cares. She is very tiny in person I was surprised myself. She also had no makeup on and was very attractive. I was surprised myself she looks every bit the part of 30. Kim be you and keep your daughters close to your heart.

Mandy

March 4th, 2009
9:43 am

I saw Kim at the Cheetah too, last weekend. She was having a great time. Who cares if she goes there. Her boyfriend comes in with Dallas and acts like he is someone special. He is ugly, short but does have money. He thinks we actually care about him while he tells everyone he is “Big Papa”. We just want his money that is how I pay my bills. He is greasy and dirty looking. Kim we hope you smarten up and leave him because all he does is crave attention from everyone and everything. YUCK

Marilyn

March 5th, 2009
3:37 am

I was glad to see Lisa go off on Kim on the Reunion show. And Kim was obviously lying about her cancer/wig whatever… Like another poster said, none of these ladies lived in Atlanta, the only ones I like were DeShawn and Lisa, and Nene, who was a bit ghetto, but real.

Trashell

March 5th, 2009
9:00 am

I saw Kim at Wild Bills last night picture signing, did she date Bill Gentry the owner? He tells everyone how great she is. hmmm… Interesting. You could clearly see he adores her from a far.

Branson

March 5th, 2009
9:02 am

I would do anything Kim wanted me to do, anything. She is HOT

Bruce

March 6th, 2009
7:36 am

I agree Branson. Come to papa Kim. The real Papa.

WilsLady

March 6th, 2009
11:39 am

Don’t you have to be a “wife” in order to be a “Housewife”? Kim is not married which would make her just another single mom.

Buddy

March 6th, 2009
1:02 pm

Jonathan Jaxson, the so-called PR guru, didn’t even know how to put up a website nor did he claim to have the money to pay the web host to update the original website, http://www.kimzolciak.com.

Jaxson created kimzolciakonline.com after he was quoted a price to update the current website. kimzolciak.com has recently been updated with the blog (currently being revamped).If you are a fan of kim, then go to kimzolciak.com.

Inkling Solutions (www.inklingsolutions.com) helped Kim with the initial site design and hosting and developing new content for http://www.kimzolciak.com.

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JJ

March 26th, 2009
3:05 pm

If she cut down on makeup it would help out the ozone layer.

Tom

March 26th, 2009
3:39 pm

Kim is not a “real housewife” she is not a real anything or anyone!

And folks get “real”, apparently for the Atlanta group they purposely chose the “housewives” that are liars, slutty, mean, etc. for ratings. They did not even try to get real true housewives. But, shhh, don’t tell them, the “housewives”, they apparently don’t realize that.

Lastly, Beachmom, seeing her shop in the grocery store with her girls does not make her a “real housewife”…..maybe a real mom, but NOT housewife!!!