Madam of a multimillion-dollar New York City brothel has launched a website to help pay her $2 million bail.
Anna Gristina’s family says it cannot afford to pay what they call her “cruel and unusual” bail.
The site says they need donations to help “bring her back to us.”
It features family photos and information on her pot-bellied pig rescue farm.
The site claims Gristina is being kept in solitary confinement. It says authorities also attempted to humiliate her by making “her wear only a T-shirt and diaper.”
The corrections department tells the Daily News there’s no truth to those claims.
She’s been held since her February arrest. Gristina’s lawyers say she was trying to start a dating service.
The website is www.helpanna.org
Prosecutors say Gristina provided prostitutes to wealthy Wall Street clients including hedge fund managers for 15 years. Gristina pleaded not guilty and has been held on $2 million bond since her February arraignment. Prosecutors have said her clients could help her flee. Still, prosecutors agreed to her $100,000 bond, posted by her sister, Jessica Baker, and a friend, business consultant Marcus Laun. Jessica Baker was in court Tuesday and declined to comment; efforts to reach Laun were unsuccessful. Also check out other notorious wall street madams.
Wall was ordered to turn over his work log for the past five years after someone reported he had been to the Upper East Side apartment building where prosecutors say Gristina arranged trysts.
A matchmaking recruiter accused of helping to run a big-money brothel turned herself in Tuesday to face a criminal charge — and a growing media frenzy surrounding the case.
Dozens of reporters and photographers crowded a courtroom for Jaynie Mae Baker’s arraignment and trailed her as she left court on $100,000 bond and made her way to a waiting car.
Baker is accused of working for a high-priced brothel.
The 30-year-old Baker, dressed in tan tailored pants and a silky pale-blue shirt, with her long, straight strawberry-blonde hair curled at the ends, held her head high as she pleaded not guilty to the sole charge against her and reputed madam Anna Gristina: a low-level felony count of promoting prostitution.
Still, prosecutors agreed to her $100,000 bond, posted by her sister, Jessica Baker, and a friend, business consultant Marcus Laun. Jessica Baker was in court Tuesday and declined to comment; efforts to reach Laun were unsuccessful. Also check out other notorious wall street madams.
Baker’s bail is sharply lower than the $2 million bond that has kept Gristina, 44, at the city’s Rikers Island jail since her arraignment.
Prosecutors have said the Scottish-born Gristina, who remains a British citizen, had said she would flee if she got in trouble and may have money stashed away to do so.