BLAME GAME HEA TS UP IN SPRAY-PAINT­ING S AGA

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

Syd­ney pub­li­cist Roxy Ja­cenko be­lieves she knows the cul­prits of the now in­fa­mous of­fice spray-paint­ing scan­dal. The founder of Sweaty Betty PR out­lined in re­cent court doc­u­ments that she be­lieves Bit­coin en­tre­pre­neur An­thony Hess — the man she took an in­terim AVO applicatio­n against ear­lier this month — is the per­son she de­scribed on so­cial me­dia as “child­ish” and pa­thetic” for spray­ing her Padding­ton of­fice walls with the crude words: “Roxy is a c …”

At the time yet-to-be-iden­ti­fied van­dals also sprayed graf­fiti on a traf­fic bar­rier near Syd Ein­feld Drive that read: “Roxy Ja­cenko is a crook”, as well as writ­ing “Roxy is a dog” on the road.

How­ever the court doc­u­ments sighted by Sun­day Con­fi­den­tial re­veal Ja­cenko be­lieves Hess — who clashed with the PR queen at one of her events in Fe­bru­ary — is to blame as he is the same “build” as the as­sailant.

Hess’s lawyer Brett Gal­loway said Ja­cenko’s AVO applicatio­n has “no legs”.

“If it did, po­lice would have taken out an AVO on her be­half,” Gal­loway said. “My client de­nies the al­le­ga­tion and he is also em­bar­rassed that the pro­ceed­ings as­so­ciate him with her,” Gal­loway said.

“It is what peo­ple do to keep them­selves rel­e­vant and or ad­ver­tise them­selves.”

NSW Po­lice are yet to close in on the case.

When Sun­day Con­fi­den­tial asked whether they had any leads a spokesper­son said: “No up­dates at this time but in­quiries are con­tin­u­ing.”

When asked whether Hess was a per­son of in­ter­est, they added: “We would not be able to com­ment re­gard­ing our lines s of in­quiry.”

It’s been a hec­tic few months for Ja­cenko, who this week recorded CCTV footage of some­one steal­ing two $900 pot plants from the front of her Padding­ton of­fice.

The PR maven shared footage of the in­ci­dent to her so­cial me­dia page, calling on her 233,000 fol­low­ers to iden­tify him. Shortly af­ter, she tracked the man down at a lo­cal op shop and recorded her­self con­fronting him in the store and tak­ing them back.

“You took my plants,” Ja­cenko said to the man in the clip.

He re­sponded by say­ing, “I know, I’m so sorry. (They were) there for ages.”

Pub­li­cist Roxy Ja­cenko; (inset) An­thony Hess. Pic­tures: Stan­ley Im­ages and Chris­tian Gilles

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