Shonda Rhimes Takes On NYC Grifter Anna Delvey’s Story For Her First Netflix Project
Anna Delvey (real name Anna Sorokin) took the New York social scene by storm.
The only problem? She was a fake socialite. She scammed her rich friends who thought she was a German heiress. She also ran up $50,000 in unpaid hotel bills and defrauded international banks. The Russian-born Sorokin is now in custody on Rikers Island, New York City’s main jail complex, after being charged with multiple counts of grand larceny and theft. She has pleaded not guilty.
Sorokin, now 27, was arrested in 2017, after allegedly scamming banks, investors, and a friend out of nearly $275,000. Sorokin’s story was profiled by Vanity Fair photo editor Rachel Deloache Williams—a friend who was scammed out of $62,000 during a trip to Morocco. The friend detailed how she was duped by Sorokin, the Gothamist reported.
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