David Fisher is a senior reporter for the NZ Herald.

Dotcom TV star

Asia Agcaoili was a star. Photo / Supplied
Asia Agcaoili was a star. Photo / Supplied

The wife of one of the accused in the Kim Dotcom case is a television star and sex symbol from the Philippines who moved to New Zealand to raise a family.

Asia Agcaoili has spent days in anonymity at court waiting for husband Bram van der Kolk to be bailed.

In contrast, she was frequently sought out by photographers in her home country after winning fame as an actress, model and host of the country's version of Big Brother.

Van der Kolk was the first of the group to win bail on Thursday. He left court and was met by an ecstatic Agcaoili. Finn Batato will be bailed tomorrow and the pair will be bailed to the same address in the East Auckland suburb of Orakei.

Before her husband's release, Agcaoili was able to support Mona Dotcom, who has taken refuge in a house neighbouring the raided mansion.

Agcaoili turned her back on her showbiz lifestyle to move first to Amsterdam and then to Auckland with van der Kolk. The couple have a son, Xander, 2.

- Herald on Sunday

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