Anna Delvey has cleared up the confusion surrounding speculation that she was posing as a German heiress.
The true story of Delvey (real name Anna Sorokin) reached global audiences when it became the subject of Netflix’s hit series invent Anna.
invent Anna tells the incredible true story of Sorokin (played by ozark‘s Julia Garner), who successfully scammed friends and major banks out of hundreds of thousands of dollars before being convicted of fraud and grand larceny.
At her 2019 trial, Sorokin was found guilty of defrauding more than $200,000 (£147,000) from hotels, banks and other institutions. She slew further sums of money from co-workers and friends she had met under false pretenses.
Real-life accounts of Sorokin posing as a German heiress to con her peers were dramatized in the series, while other characters speculated on the origins of her seemingly vast wealth.
In a recent appearance at the Call her daddy Podcast, Sorokin spoke to host Alex Cooper over a video call from an ICE detention center in upstate New York, where she will be held for a year after her release from prison.
Cooper asked Sorokin to clarify whether she actually posed as a German heiress to deceive her employees, or whether the backstory was made up herself.
When asked if she ever told anyone she was going to inherit money, Sorokin said, “No.”
She also replied “no” when asked if she had ever told anyone that she was a German heiress.
“Nobody imagines it that way,” Sorokin replied. “What kind of sentence is that? It’s completely ridiculous.”
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When asked how she thinks the narrative surrounding her German heir’s origins began, Sorokin said she believes “people put this story together after the prosecutor’s office issued the original press release when I was indicted in October 2017.” became”.
“I think that would be my guess but I don’t know,” she added. “It’s hard for me to understand because I’ve just been in prison the whole time.”
Sorokin is currently being held by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for exceeding the terms of her visa.
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