As was widely reported last week, accused Madam Anna Gristina (who went by Anna Scotland professionally) was arrested moments after leaving a meeting with supposed business partner (and Morgan Stanley employee currently on leave) David Walker. At the time, Gristina and Walker were said discussing financing for her business, an alleged brothel on East 78th Street. If we’re to believe the Manhattan DA and the various employees of Anna who’ve come forward, Gristina/Scotland and Walker were trying to raise money to expand her brothel biz on the internet, where more “powerful and wealthy men” looking to pay between $1000 and $2000 an hour could be reached. If we’re to believe Gristina/Scotland’s lawyers, she and Walker were trying to raise money not for a whorehouse but for an “internet dating site to rival Match.com.” Today brings new evidence that could potentially shed light for either argument: interior shots of the East 78th Street Headquarters.

On the one hand, does this strike you as a place anyone would want to get laid? And while the dresser drawer contains items one might use for sexual intercourse, it certainly doesn’t look like the accoutrements one would expect at $2000/hour. (From her cell on Riker’s Island, Gristina “says she’s stunned that prosecutors claim that she — or anyone — would run a high-end hooker ring out of the tiny pad, noting that it’s ‘hardly luxurious’.”)  On the other, perhaps customers were willing to overlook the accommodations for a while but had begun grumbling, hence the need to raise cash to be put towards interior design.

Alleged brothel just a crash pad for mistresses: ‘madam’ [NYP]
Inside the shabby flat used by Manhattan madam for ‘$2,000 trysts with high-class hookers’ [DM]

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  1. Posted by Alt_EST | March 12, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    I left that baseball there. It's my calling card.

    -L. Dykstra

  2. Posted by guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    I think 'wet bandits' might be more appropriate..

  3. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    What is this, amateur hour? That drawer is pathetic.

    -Gundlach

  4. Posted by PermaGuestII | March 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    A brothel with a no-smoking sign in the living room?

    Also- wouldn't having a TV in the bedroom be rather… superflous?

    Other than that I have no concerns.

  5. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    One time this broad asks me if I smoked after sex. I says, "I dunno, I've never looked."

  6. Posted by guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    maybe some of the johns were just paying so they could have an hour of uninterrupted tv time?

  7. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    Hey! Thats my studio!

    -Chris Arnade

  8. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM

    This is why I don't use hookers. One look at that place and I go limp.

    That and STDs.

    - Guy who never understood their appeal

  9. Posted by guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:24 PM

    Sick pad.

    - AIG MD

  10. Posted by VandelayCapital | March 12, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Looks like Sanchez has been busy. How much were these guys paying him?

    Woody Johnson

  11. Posted by derp | March 12, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Most of the furniture seems to be from Ikea's hoorbangr collection

  12. Posted by Too obvious? | March 12, 2012 at 2:38 PM

    She certainly wouldn't be the first person her pad got off

  13. Posted by HGTVbro | March 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    The mirror over the futon should be on the bedroom ceiling.

  14. Posted by Jesse | March 12, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Um, MAJOR issue with this article: the brothel is on 78th Street, NOT 87th Street. Come on, Dealbreaker.

  15. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    I've been in nicer dorm rooms.

    –Nouriel R.

  16. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    STDs appeal to some people?

  17. Posted by guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Holy shit that is seriously the most hilarious and original comment ever. Trite is the last thing that comes to mind when reading that comment. Bravo man. You really.. knocked that one out of the park.

  18. Posted by Texas Toast | March 12, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    What's the difference?

  19. Posted by guest | March 12, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Sniff a few bars of choice off of that shitty coffee table and you'd stop worrying about the decor.

  20. Posted by HAM05 | March 12, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    i've been in you in nicer dorm rooms

    -chaz

  21. Posted by PermaGuestII | March 12, 2012 at 2:56 PM

    West of 3rd Ave., none. East of 3rd Ave., huge.

  22. Posted by dumb | March 12, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    I have that same red bowl at my house…

    -Lindsay Lohan

  23. Posted by Chicago | March 12, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Serious comment, I didn't realize that the were ANY places in NY for 600$/mth.

    78th is not a slum, what gives ?

  24. Posted by Guy with A.D.D. | March 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    No Comment

    -Magic Johnson

  25. Posted by Paulson | March 12, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Some soccer mom is pulling 40% of a $2,000 an hour business on a $600/month rental. AND YOU WANT TO PITCH ME ON TREASURIES!?!?!

    EDGE!! MORE EDGE!!!

  26. Posted by P.S. | March 12, 2012 at 3:03 PM

    I am however a voracious consumer of all different types of porn

  27. Posted by guest | March 12, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    It's rent controlled.

  28. Posted by The Grand Marquis | March 12, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    who gets bigger bonus, the cabbie stabber or the pimp?

  29. Posted by MF GLOBAL HR | March 12, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    MF Global welcomes you to our new Upper East Side trading floor. If you are a regulator please use the products found in the drawer to make our experience less painful. Thank you!

  30. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    Swing and a miss.

  31. Posted by D. Jeter | March 12, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    I give the bitch a baseball and all of a sudden she think she can attract more high class men. I gotta stop giving these things out like a 1st yr analyst with new biz cards at Dorrians.

  32. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Wish I could say the same about some of the girls.

  33. Posted by J. Cochrane | March 12, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    If the apartment is shit, you must acquit.

  34. Posted by Texashedge | March 12, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    I feel like at $2,000 they'd at least be Giants fans.

  35. Posted by agreatdaytothink | March 12, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    We took a few photos using a blacklight, but they all came back way over-exposed.

    - E. Stabler

  36. Posted by guest | March 12, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    The only thing missing is comedic standards, from at least 35 people. I see a baseball, let me make a comment about Lenny Dykstra! Derrrrrrrrr.

  37. Posted by inlovewithpmco | March 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    I love the TV

  38. Posted by Lowly Assistant | March 12, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    We've removed Madam Anna Gristina's SEGA Genesis from the premises to conduct further finger-print analysis.

    -Prosecutors

  39. Posted by theShizznitt | March 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Except for the light fixture, that's definitely from Restwhoreation Hardware.

  40. Posted by florida | March 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM

    Lighten up, Lenny.

  41. Posted by theShizznitt | March 12, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    The mirror was on the ceiling last time I was there.

  42. Posted by J. Chiles | March 12, 2012 at 4:26 PM

    It's lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous!

  43. Posted by Enough | March 12, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Container Whore. Bed Bath and Blond…….etc etc. We get it.

  44. Posted by William B. Jennings | March 12, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    That tool Walker coulda told me about this place.

    He knows what a bitch it is out to Stanford for me after the last car service.

  45. Posted by Sleeper | March 12, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    I thought it was hilarious.

    - Jose Canseco's shriveled testicles

  46. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 4:31 PM

    She was clearly skimming the interior decoration money for herself. Grotty!

  47. Posted by Jeff Lewis | March 12, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    this was from my early period

  48. Posted by Grim | March 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Actual, no-kidding around, real-deal whores are apparently not yet part of the 1%, or maybe even the 51%

    Whereas the figurative ones are off to the races…proving again that its better to be the fucker than the fuckee

    As a side note, surprising that no one has asked if anyone has the numbers for first year whores

  49. Posted by Guest | March 12, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Have you heard of the Darwin Awards? I suggest you try to compete in them ASAP……….if that doesn't work out, you should consider grammar lessons.

  50. Posted by P. Bateman | March 12, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    Sabrina! just don't stare at it, eat it!

    - Patrick Bateman, Pierce & Pierce

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    I would never go to one of these whorehouses for fear of getting stabbed.

    W. Jennings

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