Shonda Rhimes’ latest Netflix docuseries, Inventing Anna, has become a global sensation and has taken the world by a storm.
The series details the notorious life events of the real-life SoHo scammer, Anna Sorokin, who adopted the alias of Anna Delvey and posed as a fake German heiress. It delves deeper into how the young woman managed to con the affluent New York socialite of millions of dollars.
Charged with larceny, the real-life Sorokin was imprisoned for some time. The immensely talented Julia Garner portrayed her. Anna Chlumsky took over the role of Vivian Kent, a journalist closely associated with investigating the case and bringing Anna’s story to the fore.
Kent’s character was loosely based on Jessica Pressler, whose New York Magazine article, “How Anna Delvey Tricked New York’s Party People”, intrigued Rhimes and propelled her into developing this series.
Out of the various people shown in the documentary, one of Sorokin’s ex-friends, Rachel DeLoache Williams, the author of the best-selling book, My Friend Anna: The True Story of a Fake Heiress, was seen making outrageous claims. She was visibly annoyed that the series was allegedly “glorifying crime” by “giving [a] platform to a con”.
Williams’ comments have now received a response from none other than Sorokin herself, and the latter did not hold back in her lengthy statement where she called out Williams’ obsessiveness.
Sorokin has refused to be “silent” after Rachel’s “brazen and unchecked” portrayal of alleged trauma and “numerous public cries for attention”. She has called out her former friend for repeatedly harassing her and her lawyer, Todd Spaedek, and has threatened to reveal “all the receipts”.
Her searing commentary on Rachel’s apparent obsession with her has left her feeling angry. According to her, the latter spent three years doing nothing apart from “talking and writing about me [Sorokin], reading and dissecting my interviews, taking angry notes, looking for things to get outraged about”.
Sorokin, who had previously refused to watch the documentary that was shot from a journalist’s perspective, has now applauded Netflix for cementing Rachel’s “total Karen image” that is “very accurate”, according to her.
Talking about how Williams is a mercenary, waiting to milk the situation for all its worth and “shamelessly exploit her connection” with Delvey and “profit off of her’ terrible trauma'”, Sorokin has called the whole situation “flabbergasting”.
Sorokin concluded her statement quite menacingly, saying, “she won’t be getting away with this blatant hypocrisy on my watch. Wherever I happen to be at.”
If you want to know further about the ongoing drama, watch Inventing Anna on Netflix now.