Soccer Mom Madam will name names in new tell-all book
After a brief court appearance Wednesday, the alleged Soccer Mom Madam told reporters that she will be spilling the names of “clients” from her little black book into a new tell-all book. When asked for specifics, she slyly suggested that football fans would be interested. “Everyone’s going to have to watch Dr. Phil,” she said. “I will tell you that one of the names is high-level [NFL] management. Then there’s an older [football] player who’s still very well known. Tune in to Dr. Phil!”
Gristina was in court Wednesday to ask Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan for permission to travel to Los Angeles to appear on Dr. Phil. She faces travel restrictions as part of her parole after pleading guilty in September to one count of promoting prostitution.
“It just all boiled down to one count of circumstantial evidence,” she said Wednesday. “I think it was all blown out of proportion politically.”
Police initially accused Gristina, the 45-year-old mother of four, of running a multi-million dollar brothel in the Upper East Side of Manhattan and boasting about her wealthy upscale clientele and law enforcement connections.
Gristina pleaded guilty in September to the single count after NYPD spent months on the high profile investigation. The one count stemmed from arranging a July 2011 tryst between two women and an undercover cop. She was sentenced November 20 to probation and released on time served after spending four-months on Rikers Island.
After she pleaded guilty, Manhattan district attorney spokeswoman Erin Duggan said “Anna Gristina rented women’s bodies for profit, which makes her a pimp. That also makes her a felon, and the court has now issued that judgment.”
Gristina’s legal battle is still not over — she is a legal U.S. resident from the Scottish Highlands and still faces the prospect of deportation.
Ryan Kerns, Esq., Wild About Trial
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