Key meets Dotcom in a night club – only in New Zealand


Rachel Glucina reports

The Prime Minister’s son Max Key, 18, and Mona Dotcom, 26, the ex-wife of Internet Party founder Kim Dotcom, had a fortuitous meeting at an Auckland nightspot recently, sparking a new friendship.

While her ex played host at a club on K Rd launching his Internet Party Party, Mona held court with Auckland’s bright young things at a society spot downtown.

“Max and Mona were introduced through a mutual friend and got on really well,” said a spy at the Roxy that night. “I don’t think Mona even realised it was John Key’s son at first. They posed for a pic together with some mates, and Max pulled a funny move. He thought she was cool. They were having a good time together. There were lots of laughs and jokes.”

But a source close to Dotcom said he would not see the funny side.

“Kim hates John Key. If he knew there was a picture of Mona and Max together, he would see that as an endorsement by his wife for his enemy.”

However, Mona Dotcom told The Diary she wasn’t playing politics. “Yes, I met Max. We happened to be at the same club. I didn’t know him and had never met him before. He’s kind, and we had a fun night together.”

But the Coatesville resident won’t be voting for John Key. Or Laila Harre. She says she’s not enrolled to vote.

Asked about the photo on Firstline this morning Mr Key said his son did not realise who the woman was at the time the photo was taken.

“But I don’t know whether that would have stopped him or not. I wouldn’t care anyway – he’s 19 years of age and he goes to clubs, she was out there as well.”

See?  Key and Dotcom can get on and have a fun night together.

Compare and contrast:

Kim hates John Key. If he knew there was a picture of Mona and Max together, he would see that as an endorsement by his wife for his enemy.


[Max]’s kind, and we had a fun night together

Once Kim Dotcom lost control over his wife, once we was able to move around without security guards keeper her from making her own choices, it turns out she’s quite capable to go out and have a nice chat with people without all the drama imposed by her ex husband.

5 days to go before the “Big Reveal”…   I’m sure Kim can hardly sleep from the excitement.


– The Diary

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