LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Kim Zolciak has exposed a major Bravo RHOA secret in public documents filed Monday. Kim Zolciak debuts on “Tardy for the Party” tonight on Bravo. But it remains unclear what Bravo thinks of Kim putting into public record passages of her RHOA employment contract with Bravoâ€™s production company. In doing so, Kim exposed a secret provision protecting the Housewives of Atlanta. What is Bravo RHOA Housewives secret?
On Monday, Kim Zolciak filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought against her by Kandi Burruss. At the time the case was filed, Kim was still taping RHOAâ€™s reunion.
LALATE can exclusively report that, in filing her motion to dismiss, Kim Zolciak puts under seal into the Court her employment contract with RHOAâ€™s production company, True Entertainment. While the contract presumably has a confidentiality provision, Kim Zolciakâ€™s attorney puts the employment contract into Court under seal (hidden), preventing the document from being viewed by the public.
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But the trouble erupts thereafter. Zolciak, while trying to hide the contract from the public, cites in her moving papers to the Court large excerpts of her contract. In doing so it, Kim exposes a Bravo RHOA secret between the housewives.
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The Bravo secret is exposed by Kim on page 14 of her papers, starting at footnote 3. Her attorney claims that “In order to appear as a character on Real Housewives of Atlanta, each participant must enter into a Talent Agreement. The Talent Agreement sets forth compensation, exclusivity, term and certain other restrictions including and agreement not to sue fellow cast participants regarding matters that occurred on the show.”
Kim asserts that “Plaintiff [Kandi Burruss is prohibited] from filing suit against Real Housewives show participant Zolciak-Biermann.” And while Kim hides the Talent Agreement from public viewing, she exposes to the public the secret Bravo provision that allegedly no RHOA Housewife can sue another RHOA Housewife.
Kim cites Bravoâ€™s True employment agreement, at paragraph 13 states, requiring the following. “Artist … releases each of the Release Parties from an all claims … arising out of or resulting from, or by reason of Artistâ€™s participation in connection with the Series… Artist also agrees not to sue or institute any other legal proceeding against any of the released Parties based on any of the Released Claims hereunder. As used above, the term ‘Released parties’ shall mean and refer to Producer, the network all television stations… the other participants in the Series”.
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Kim’s choice to disclose to the public potentially a confidential provision of her employment agreement, and presumably the same employment agreement used all other RHOA Housewives, may not set well with Bravo executives. This is not all that Kim puts into public record in her motion. For that story about Kandi, click HERE.