Just a few days after the world was captivated by Zola the Stripper’s insane story about hooking in Florida, one of the characters “White Bitch Jessica,” says the whole story is make believe. The “White Bitch Jessica” is actually Michigan mother Jessica Rae Swiatkowski.
On October 27, Zola, real name Aziah King posted a story to Twitter about how one night while she was working at Hooters in Michigan she met Jessica. She said that after the meeting, Zola followed Jessica to Florida to strip. From there, they were joined by Jessica’s boyfriend, Jarrett, who was suicidal, and attempted to kill himself during their time in the Sunshine state. Eventually, low on cash, Zola resorted to pimping Jessica out while also working with pimp named Z, who was wanted on murder and kidnapping allegations.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Jessica Says It Was Zola Who Was Working as a Prostitute in Florida
In an interview with TMZ, Jessica says that although she did strip with Zola in Florida, it was really Zola who was hooking. She says that Zola turned to prostitution after making just $1 after a night of taking her clothes off for money at a club. Jessica also says that the bits involving a pimp named Z are completely fabricated. She hasn’t spoken to Zola since the two went to Florida in March 2015 but she’s not considering any legal action of the story.
You can read the full yarn here.
In the fallout from Zola’s story, Jessica posted the above message to her Instagram page. On the night of October 29, a Twitter account emerged pretending to be Jessica where she took on Zola’s story. That Twitter account was later confirmed to be fake.
2. Jessica Is Engaged to Michigan Rapper George Young
According to her Facebook page, Jessica lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her fiance George Young. She’s a native of Lapeer, Michigan, and went to high school there. Young is an aspiring rapper and is also from Michigan, according to his Twitter page. You can listen to some of his tracks on his SoundCloud page here. He also goes by the name TJ Barczewski. Young studied at the The Art Institute of Michigan.
3. Zola Still Works at Hooters
On her Facebook page, Zola says she still works for Hooters in Roseville, Michigan. She lives in Roseville with her boyfriend and is a native of Detroit.
4. Zola Says She’s Waiting to Sign a Book Deal
Since deleting her epic story, Zola has been updating her Twitter followers with the fallout, claiming that she’s waiting on a book deal. She also makes it clear that she’s a “former stripper.”
5. The Director of ‘Selma’ Has Reached Out to Zola About the Story
Since posting the Twitter story on October 27, Zola says she’s received offers from MTV, Vice and WME, reports TMZ. The gossip site says that Zola wants “Meagan Good or KeKe Palmer” to play her. The story also captivated 2015 Best Picture winner Selma director Ava DuVernay. The director wrote on Twitter “In India reading #Zola. Drama, humor, action, suspense, character development. She can write! There’s so much untapped talent in the hood. x.” Later writing to the scribe “I see you, sis! I need the book. What’s good? Best seller in waiting. xo.”