Kim Zolciak has hit back at claims by ex-husband Kroy Biermann that their four minor children need ‘protection’ from her – as she accused him of ’emotionally and mentally abusing her’ in a stunning new statement.
The couple filed for divorce separately last month, with the split quickly turning ugly as they both seek sole physical custody of their children, with Kroy, 37, also seeking sole legal custody.
The former NFL player has filed court papers in which he claims Zolciak, 45, was ‘abusive’ towards him with ‘little concern if the children are present’ – and asked for a legal guardian for the children. children to ensure that their best interests are respected.
Zolciak’s lawyer, David Beaudry, told DailyMail.com on behalf of the star: ‘It’s really sad how Kroy is making our divorce play out in media like this because it could have a profound effect on our children in the long run.
“Continually spreading lies in an attempt to portray Kim as an unfit mother for her own gain is harmful and incredibly misleading regarding Kim’s efforts to raise her children.
Response: Kim Zolciak has hit back at claims by ex-husband Kroy Biermann that their four underage children need ‘protection’ from her – as she accused him of ’emotionally abusing her and mentally” in a blistering new statement (pictured together 2017)
‘Kim has remained silent throughout the divorce process so far for the sake of the children, but with this latest filing she has no choice but to speak up. The emotional and mental abuse that Kim suffered from this man for so many years has taken its toll on her and, most heartbreakingly, on their children.
‘Kim has always been an extremely devoted mother to her children; they are her whole world and she is always there to love and support them every step of the way.
“She refuses to allow Kroy to paint her as something she is not for his own gain. Kim looks forward to the day when we can go to court and resolve these issues once and for all.
DailyMail.com has contacted Kroy Biermann for comment.
It comes after Biermann filed court documents which state: [Kim] continues to address, in a derogatory tone, abusive, profane and threatening language to [Kroy] with little concern if children are present.
He says he’s worried that Zolciak, who is set to make an appearance on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, will discuss their divorce on the show, which would expose their children to behavior “that isn’t beneficial to them.” their mental health and well-being.
Biermann has formally asked the court to appoint an ad litem guardian for their children – Kroy Jagger ‘KJ’, 12, Kash, 11, and twins Kaia and Kane, nine – to ‘represent their best interests’ at the middle of divorce and custody battle.
He also wants two people from a local meditation group to “immediately” investigate Zolciak’s behavior, which he says involved playing and driving recklessly with children in the car. reports page 6.
Family: Together, the Georgia-based couple have four children: Kroy Jagger (KJ), 12, Kash, 11, and twins Kaia and Kane, nine. Zolciak also has two grown daughters, Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 21, with an ex
He claims that Kim hasn’t paid enough attention to children lately because she spends too much time on virtual gambling sites, and claims that she let children play on her account.
He claims he’s taken the lion’s share of childcare since they let go of their house staff, but says Kim has cooked a few meals for the kids, like frozen pizza and chicken fingers.
Kroy also denied Kim’s claims that he smoked marijuana and said via the legal document, “These allegations have no purpose other than to harass and defame.” [Kroy] and putting children at risk of not being allowed to see their father.
Zolciak has yet to file a legal response to Biermann’s request. DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for the pair for comment.
The former NFL athlete also notably adopted Kim’s two daughters from a previous relationship during the 2011 wedding: Brielle, 26, and Ariana, 21.
Earlier last month, on May 8, Biermann and Zolciak’s divorce filing came to light after more than 10 years of marriage, citing the April 30 split and saying the marriage was “irretrievably broken down.”
Brood: The former NFL player has filed new court documents obtained by the publication in which he claims Zolciak, 45, was ‘abusive’ towards him with ‘little concern if children are present’
The divorce has turned bitter in the public spotlight, a source recently informing page 6 Earlier this week, the mother-of-six was ‘kicked out’ from the former couple’s online store called The Biermann’s Closet.
“Kim has no access and is locked out,” the insider said in a post Thursday. “So she wants to open a new shop on her own.”
On Wednesday, the media personality hopped on her Instagram Stories to ask her fans and followers not to buy from the store until a “new website” was launched.
‘Please do not purchase from Biermanns Closet at this time until further notice. THANKS. I will be creating a new website for all things Kim and the kids,’ she wrote, followed by a red heart emoji.
The online store features both new and used clothes from the family’s personal closets, as well as wigs from the star’s salon, with a price range of $1,500 to $2,750.
However, Kroy jumped to his own defense in a statement to We Weekly Friday from his lawyer, Marlys Bergstrom. ‘Biermann’s Closet is a family business; Kim designated the items for sale and Kroy ensured the items were listed on the site and delivered to the customer.
“Until recently, there had been little activity on the site. However, since the divorce there has been traffic and some items have been sold; one being a wig. These are wigs that Kim has designated and approved for sale on the site; they had not attracted attention until recently.
The statement also included, “Kroy was just doing what he had always done; he managed the actual logistics of the site and ensured that all items purchased were registered, processed and dispatched.’
The lawyer also explained to the publication that the athlete has always been “integrally involved in Biermann’s Closet”.
Bergstrom further stated that he “built the website, set up Shopify, set up affiliate marketing for the site with tracking links, took and posted photos, wrote product descriptions, received , executed, processed and shipped orders”.
A separate source told Us Weekly that Kroy had “control” of the online business. ‘Kroy is in control. He even sells his wigs and said Zolciak is “currently working on building a similar online business.”
The divorce battle continued to escalate, with page 6 obtain a police report dated May 4, where Kim reported a domestic dispute, prompting officers to arrive at their home.
While claiming that Biermann locked items such as her “passport, jewelry and luxury bags” in a safe, Kroy explained that they were “marital property” and planned to ” liquidate them”.
He also alleged she had a ‘gambling problem’ and also told police the star punched him in the back of the head but ultimately chose not to press charges or consult a doctor, according to the publication.
Financial woes: The two also struggled with money and financial difficulties before the divorce, and owe the IRS a total of $1.1 million in unpaid taxes, according to documents obtained by TMZ
The two also experienced money troubles and financial difficulties before the divorce. They owe the IRS a total of $1.1 million in unpaid taxes, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
The $1.1 million also includes unpaid interest and penalties from the years 2013, 2017 and 2018. The former couple also owe the state of Georgia $15,000 due to unpaid taxes from 2018, according to the point. of sale.
Kim and the former NFL player’s five-bedroom mansion in Georgia were reportedly foreclosed earlier this year in February after the former couple defaulted on their $1.65million mortgage of dollars.
According to TMZ at the time, the house was supposed to be auctioned in March, but plans for the auction were quickly canceled.