Anna Delvey, whose actual identify is Anna Sorokin, nonetheless retains up with a number of the individuals depicted within the Netflix collection “Inventing Anna,” based mostly on her life and crimes.
Sorokin mentioned in an interview with New York Journal she retains in contact with Neff Davis, her shut buddy (performed by Alexis Floyd within the present), and Kacy Duke, her former private coach (performed by Laverne Cox).
In a separate interview with New York Journal, Davis, who met Sorokin whereas she was working on the concierge desk of the 11 Howard Resort, spoke about their enduring friendship. “I attempt to give her some kind of stamina to maintain going as a result of she actually has nobody out right here in America,” she mentioned.
Duke informed ET that Sorokin reached out to her in 2021, in the course of the span between her jail launch and ICE detention, however that she declined to satisfy her in particular person, as an alternative sending her recommendation on Instagram. In accordance with Sorokin, Duke wished her “a wholesome, joyful life forward” upon her newer launch.
Sorokin informed New York Journal she remains to be in touch with Jessica Pressler, the journalist who reported and wrote New York Journal story untangling Sorokin’s lies, which the Netflix collection relies on.
Sorokin, 31, informed New York Journal she is “clearly” not talking to Rachel Williams, her former buddy who wrote a ebook about her experiences and, as of August 2022, is suing Netflix over her depiction within the collection.
An legal professional for Williams, Alexander Rufus-Isaacs, informed NBC Information that, through the use of Williams’ actual identify and biographical particulars as an alternative of a fictional identify, the present “made her out to be a horrible particular person, which she will not be.”
Netflix didn’t reply to TODAY’s request for remark.
Sorokin mentioned she is making an attempt to maneuver on from her previous.
“I don’t know if it labored out higher or worse for me, as a result of I don’t know what the choice would have been. It’s arduous to speak in hypotheticals,” she informed New York Journal on the best way to her parole appointment.
Sorokin’s case made headlines after her 2018 arrest, the place she was accused of posing as a German heiress and swindling banks, motels and plenty of people out of greater than $200,000. She was convicted of 1 rely of tried grand larceny, three counts of grand larceny and 4 counts of theft companies in 2019.
Sorokin was sentenced to 4 to 12 years in jail and was launched in 2021. Simply six weeks later she was taken into Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for overstaying her visa.
Final month, she was launched from an ICE facility and is at the moment below home arrest with an ankle monitor, per the New York Instances. She informed New York Journal she makes use of her weekly parole appointment in Brooklyn as an opportunity to put on her favourite outfits.
“I used to be making an attempt to get these Givenchy over-the-knee boots,” she mentioned. “That was a no-go due to this bracelet. I assume no over-the-knee boots for me.”Sorokin has mentioned she has watched “Inventing Anna,” and informed New York Journal she thought the clothes decisions for the collection have been “fairly attention-grabbing.”
She additionally contended she was not as impolite as actor Julia Garner made her out to be on the present.
“I’m positive I mentioned one thing like that however not in that excessive,” she mentioned. “They made me worse than I actually was, however I’m positive it didn’t simply come out of nowhere.”
Requested if she was a scammer, Sorokin replied, “No, completely not.”
“And hopefully, individuals gained’t group me collectively,” she mentioned. “As a result of I really feel like my intentions have been all the time to make the monetary establishments entire. I really feel like if you happen to rip-off any person, that particular person is rarely getting something again. However that was not the case for me.”
Sorokin additionally spoke about whether or not she regrets her actions to the publication.
“Remorse is a sophisticated phrase,” she informed New York Journal, “as I consider the alternatives I’ve made, though each flawed and punishable, have introduced me to be the particular person I’m at this time.”
“A lesson was discovered, time was paid, and I really feel lucky that I’ve been given a possibility comparatively early in my life to try to make it proper,” she added.