Anna Scotland

April 3, 2012: Report details ease with which alleged madam and so-called animal lover Anna Gristina sells majority of pet pigs in order to pay legal fees. April 9, 2012: Gristina is denied bailed reduction for a 4th time, must figure out a way to come up with the remaining scratch. Though family claims it won’t come to it, must be noted that AG still has two prized pigs to her name to speak of… June 12, 2012: Gristina’s bail is lowered from $2 million to $250,000 bond or $125,000 cash, which hopefully she can come up with without resorting to drastic measures. [DNAI]

  • 26 Apr 2012 at 6:11 PM

Accused Manhattan Madam Now Accepting Donations

Unable to post her $2 million bail and desperate to get her out of jail and home for Mother’s Day, the husband and kids of accused Upper East Side madam Anna Gristina have gone public to raise money. The family yesterday launched a Web site asking for donations toward her whopping bail, which they blast as “cruel and unusual.” The site, www.helpanna.org, features photos of Gristina with her kids and information about her pig-rescue farm. Gristina was arrested on Feb. 22 on a single count of promoting prostitution. Since then, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan has refused to budge on Gristina’s sky-high bail of $2 million bond — or $1 million cash — siding with prosecutors who claim the Scottish-born mom of four is a flight risk. Gristina lawyer Gary Greenwald has argued that the “outrageous’’ bond is beyond what’s given for mobsters, drug dealers and murderers. [NYP, related]

  • 09 Apr 2012 at 5:53 PM

Accused Madam’s Pigs May Want To Watch Their Backs

April 3, 2012: Report details ease with which alleged madam and so-called animal lover Anna Gristina sells majority of pet pigs in order to pay legal fees. April 9, 2012: Gristina is denied bailed reduction for a 4th time, must figure out a way to come up with the remaining scratch. Still has two prized pigs to her name to speak of…

Except for double-teaming clients, which was huge. Read more »

Since being arrested nine days ago, accused madam Anna Gristina/Scotland has made a bunch of claims vis-à-vis charging people between $1000 and $2000/hour to be set up with hookers who bring other things to the table besides a hideously decorated fuck pad. 1) That a meeting with Morgan Stanley employee David Walker on the day of her arrest was not about expanding her brothel business on the internet (Anna maintains the duo was discussing financing for a “dating site to rival Match.com”) 2) That the apartment she rents on East 78th Street, which various escorts have already claimed to entertain customers in, is not a whorehouse and 3) That she will not give up any of the names of her clients, which allegedly include “wealthy, powerful politicians, top-law enforcement, lawyers, and bankers.” These statements likely came as a relief to anyone who spent time in Gristina’s Upper East Side headquarters but, unfortunately, things often change after a few nights spent on Riker’s Island. According to reports, Anna is “considering a plea bargain,” and, perhaps as alarmingly to the “plenty of people she had at Morgan Stanley,” et al, the DA  is examining who might have left some of his/her DNA behind at 304 East 78th Street. Read more »

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. Read more »

  • 08 Mar 2012 at 4:42 PM

Brothel CEO Was A Pretty Nice Boss

Gristina reportedly ran a top-shelf operation, carefully choosing her stable of women and screening potential clients…the married mother of four took just a 40% cut of her employees’ billings during her 15 years in business — well below the industry standard 50-50 split with working girls, say sources. The madam’s generosity was one of the things that escort Lizzie most appreciated from her 44-year-old boss. [NYDN, Earlier: I'm a CEO, I'm building an empire]